The Garage Dude Blog

Acid Stain Concrete - Personalizing your garage, basement or patio

Posted by Chris Watkins on Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 10:09 AM

Today, decorative concrete has grown into a huge industry with many options for homeowners and businesses.  To coin a Garage Themes tagline, "The Possibilities are Endless..."  I am always amazed at the multitude of options available to beautify concrete.

One of the increasingly popular concrete options is utilizing acid stain to create a decorative finish.  There are many options for using concrete acid stain and the video below will take you through all phases of a recent project we completed for a couple as part of an overall remodel to the basement of their 1920's home.

Now that the acid stain floor is complete, the project can continue with some fresh paint and mouldings along the floor and columns
to complete the finish.

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Dream Garages - Designing your Special Space!

Posted by Chris Watkins on Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010 3:59 PM

Building your dream garage should be a fun and simple process given the options available to homeowners today.  There are a multitude of garage flooring solutions, cabinets for garages and garage organization solutions.  Additionally, many garage storage accessories exist to ensure your space not only functions well, but looks good too!  garage mahal

Considering most homes built, within the last 20 years, have very limited storage spaces, the garage has become the dumping ground for many; the end result being that unsightly disorganized space.  Today, most homes have a two or three car garage, and among those garages, most have at least one, if not more, garage door openers.  Have you ever considered that you probably utilize the garage as the main entrance to your home?  Yet, did you have a busy day at the office only to come home, click the remote for your garage door opener and drive into a bland, dark and cluttered parking space?Retro Garage

Now imagine that same space, with adequate and safe lighting, storage cabinets and storage wall accessories such as bins, hooks and baskets.  Take that a step further with fresh paint, and garage

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accessories that help you style the space.  This can include everything from easy to clean floor coatings, to neon signs, sports memorabilia and more.  Ever thought about driving into your garage space that represents a 1950's or 60's theme, complete with custom designed garage flooring, retro gas pumps, and your favorite sports team colors.  You can even design a space to work on your favorite hobbies while hanging out with friends and family.

Don't let your garage be that boring space that looks like the neighbors, turn it into something fun and usable, while adding investment value to your home.

Tags: Dream Garages, Garage Storage Cabinets, garage mahals, Man Caves, Garage Organization Solutions