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How to Customize Your Garage on a Budget

If you are sick of your outdated, rundown garage that is taking up space, why not remodel it? Not only will the new and improved custom garage boost your curb appeal, but depending on how you remodel it, it could actually increase your property value! Remodeling could be anything from applying a restorative epoxy floor coating over your beat up flooring to transforming your old garage into a custom garage that is more like a studio office. Here at Custom Garage Works, we can help you create and install your custom garage in Haslet and Fort Worth, TX. Call us at 214-494-9068 to set up an appointment today.

What Are Some Ways You Can Create a Custom Garage?

If you are wanting to utilize the extra space you have and turn it into something useful, there are a ton of things you can do to make a custom garage that is perfect for you! If you don’t use it as a carpark, you could turn your garage interior into an extra bedroom. All that would be needed would be installing some insulation and adding some epoxy floor coating or carpet to make it more homey. A lot of garages end up becoming storage sheds or workrooms. Many homeowners like to make it into a studio, man cave, or children’s play area. Or you could create a hybrid of your own and make a custom garage where half of it is a carpark and the other half is a workroom! The possibilities are endless!

storage space in a garage

We Can Create Your Custom Garage With Tons of Wall and Ceiling Storage Space

What is Garage Floor Coating?

A garage floor coating is a protective sealant applied over your concrete driveway to help preserve the life of your garage floor. Think about how much damage it sees on a daily basis. The weight of multiple cars, chemical and paint spills, oil, extra storage, landscaping equipment and other tools, and sometimes even the weight and heat of a refrigerator. All of these can leave stains and cracks on your garage floor and cause it to deteriorate. By getting a custom garage floor coating, you are not only covering up the imperfections, but protecting your floor from getting any more harm done to it.

There are two types of garage floors: coatings and coverings. While coatings allow you to create a more custom garage with their more versatile selections, coverings are better for for floors that have seen and will continue to see chemical spills as they resist moisture and acid better. If you are having trouble picking out the best coating or covering for your custom garage in Haslet and Fort Worth, TX, call Custom Garage Works at 214-494-9068 for help!

Best Garage Floor Coating Options

  • Epoxy garage floor coating: Garage floor epoxy is available in many different kinds of formats such as clear, polyurethane, high solid, or waterborne.
  • Concrete floor paint: Available in latex and oil-based paints, this concrete floor paint is easy to apply and touch up, but not as tough as epoxy floor coatings.
  • Concrete floor stain: Used for strictly decorative purposes, concrete stains are like a wax that gives a translucent shine to concrete to make it appear like stone, but it does not provide any protection.
  • Concrete sealers: Coming in clear and tinted versions, concrete sealers are tougher than concrete floor paint and even cheaper and easier to apply than them.
  • Rigid snap-together tile coverings: Made of stiff plastic, these tiles can handle heavier loads. Easy to install, they just snap right into place.
  • Rollout mat coverings: While offering many perks like easy installation and maintenance, these rollout rubber maters, can get permanently stained by tire marks and chemicals. They also expand and contract due to temperature fluctuations.
  • Interlocking flexible tiles: Offering the same negatives and positives as rollout mat coverings, interlocking tiles are different in that they are available in unique patterns and colors that help to let you create a custom garage.

How Do I Maximize My Garage Space?

If you are wanting to remodel your garage in a easy way by simply increasing your storage space, there are tons of way you can do that. Depending on how much space you need and how many items you need to store will determine what type of garage storage units will be best for you. Just needing to make more room for your car by getting those bicycles and pool accessories out of the way? Install an overhead hanging rack to place them there. For smaller objects like athletic equipment and tools, custom garage cabinets that fit against your wall or ceiling are best.

organized garage

Our Custom Garage Storage Systems Allow You To Have More Car and Walking Space

Garage Organization Ideas

  • Install a hanging storage system from your ceiling
  • Store long and large tools flat against your wall on horizontal pegged boards
  • Increase space by making a workbench that folds into your wall
  • Using cheap but durable materials like metal workbench covers and plastic POVC drawers help to dramatically reduce the budget of your custom garage
  • Get everything off the floor and move it all into a wall storage system
  • DIY your own scuff guards by drilling pool noodles into the wall
  • Renovate your unused garage into an office
  • Prevent thieves by installing a garage door light or get an app on your phone that tells you when you leave it open
  • Make opening the garage door easier by connecting your smartphone to your bluetooth and electrical system that can open the door while you are pulling into the driveway
  • Set your garage up into specific zones so you know where everything is and can easily get to them

Home Remedies for Garage Floor Stains

Very Dirty Oil-Stained Floor

Need Some Help Getting Those Oil Stains Out? Try These Home Remedies!

Whether you’re saving up for that overdue roof repair or a backyard pool, we all look for ways to save a little money here and there. When it comes to cleaning off your garage floors, that tends to fall to the bottom of the to-do list. Thankfully, there are a number of very cheap and even creative ways to get those pesky stains out of your flooring.

How Do I Remove Motor Oil From My Garage Floor?

The first step you’ll want to take is to find a highly absorbent substance to apply to the stain. You can try cat litter or saw dust; both are wonderful for absorbing stains. After a day, sweep away the remains and apply a dry dish detergent over the area. Let it sit for about an hour, then wash it away with boiling water and scrub away the remains.

Some Unusual Tools for Stain Treatment

Of course, there are some more interesting home remedies to get assorted stains out, such as:

  • Soda (for oil)
  • Kool-Aid (for rust)
  • Oven Cleaner (grease, oil, and transmission fluid)

You’ve probably heard about people using Coca-Cola to clean off their engines. Now you can use it to clean off your garage floor stains! All it takes is a few cans of lukewarm cola sitting on the oil stains overnight. Old rust stains can be removed with unmixed Kool-Aid (don’t drink the Kool-Aid). For pretty much everything else, try spraying oven cleaner and letting it sit for 10 minutes.

Schedule Your Garage Floor Coating!

Once you’ve finished clearing away the stains, you may want to consider a capable floor coating to prevent any future garage floor stains. Our team would love to help you apply the coating. Simply give us a call at 214-494-9068 and ask about our Custom Garage Works floor coatings.

Garage Floor Cracks: When Should You Be Worried?

Garage Floor Cracks

Did You Know That Concrete Floor Pros Actually Plan Where Cracks Will Appear?

Don’t you wish that smooth concrete floor in your garage could last forever? While you can gloss it over with a gorgeous paint, garage floor cracks will still show up (eventually). Normally, it’s not a problem that you need to concern yourself with, but there are a couple rare cases where it could spell danger for your home. Follow this quick guide to help you know when to be concerned. 

When Cracks are Cause for Concern

Cracks in your garage floor may be a nuisance, but they rarely present any danger to your home. Here are a few common types of cracks that you may find in your garage…

  • Control Joints
  • Post Shrinking Cracks
  • Foundation Setting
  • Cracks Due to Poor Curing and Compactions

While these planned or accidental deformities may look unpleasant, you needn’t worry about them. On the other hand, deep cracks and elevated cracks could indicate an issue with your foundation, which is a major reason to be concerned. Left alone, this degradation could lead to major structure damage in your flooring. You will want to talk to your local foundation repair company about fixing your slab or concrete pier foundation.

Will Floor Coatings Cracks?

Any flooring can crack when severe pressure is applied to it. That’s why you want to ensure your foundation has completely settled before you apply a coating over your garage flooring. Weaker coatings like epoxy may crack with minor falling impact (say, if you tipped over your heavy toolbox). Stronger coatings are much more resistant to falling damage or even minor floor shifting. 

Schedule Your Garage Floor Coating Installation

Our team at Custom Garage Works offers lovely, high strength polyurea and polyaspartic coating installation, so that you can enjoy a lovely garage floor for many years to come. If you’d like more insight into your garage floor cracks, or if you’d like an estimate on one of our services, you’re welcome to talk with one of our experts. Give us a call at 214-494-9068 (for Fort Worth, TX, you can reach our local office at 817-308-1305).

How is Garage Floor Epoxy Applied?

Garage Floor Epoxy

Epoxy is Also Used as a Floor Coating to Enhance Floor Protection and Aesthetics.

Epoxy floors can provide outstanding results for your garage flooring, if installed correctly. Many D.I.Y. enthusiasts (and some shady contractors) like to utilize an acid etching method to install their epoxy product, but this leaves your flooring vulnerable. The epoxy often starts to flake and you’re left with an irritating mess. If you want a garage floor epoxy to last, ensure its success with a floor grinding installation.

How Long Do Epoxy Floors Last?

Epoxy flooring is created with a combination of resin and hardeners that produce a rigid, durable flooring. A properly installed, maintained floor can last for many years. That being said, not all epoxy products are created equal. It’s important to find a quality product with guaranteed results. The problem is, many garage owners purchase cheap epoxy products from discount stores. These sub par products don’t provide the necessary UV protection to prevent the floors from failing, which can happen in as soon as three months.

Is Epoxy Flooring Scratch Resistant?

A quality epoxy product is much more resilient against scratching than a discounted material, especially when it is installed with floor grinding. It also offers protection against oils, grease, and moisture that would corrode other types of flooring. While you should go throwing heavy objects on your flooring, epoxy can withstand a great deal of foot and vehicle traffic. Just make sure to re-coat your floors every few years when heavy usage has started to take a toll.

Contact Customer Garage Works for Epoxy Flooring

Are you interested in garage floor epoxy for your home or business? Make sure you choose an epoxy product with strong scratch and chemical resistance! You can guarantee that your floor will last for years by choosing Custom Garage Works for your professional installation. Our team is very skilled and experienced with the floor grinding process that’s crucial to your floor’s longevity. Our diamond grinding method is incredible effective for creating durable, resilient flooring. If you’re interested in finding out more about the benefits of garage floor epoxy, feel free to give our team a call at 214-494-9068

How Overhead Storage Could Benefit Your Garage

Are you sick of not having enough room in your garage to park your garage? Has your garage just been another room to store stuff? This can be frustrating, but at Custom Garage Works we have the best solution for you. A great way to have space for your car and store your extra belongings is by getting overhead storage for your garage. Overhead garage storage is great and can really benefit you and your garage. Below are a couple of benefits to installing overhead storage.

Save Money On a Storage Unit

How Overhead Storage Could Benefit Your Garage

Make Your Garage Less Crowded with Overhead Storage!

If your garage is becoming overcrowded, it could be tempting to rent a storage unit to store some of your things. However, with overhead garage, you don’t have to waste your money! All of your stuff can stay on your property but out of your way.

More Floor Space

Instead of buying wall storage that could extend onto your floor, why not get storage space that doesn’t have to be on the ground. With overhead garage storage, all of our extra belongings aren’t taking up any space on the floor.

Easier to Grab Your Items

It might seem like a great pain to store your stuff in overhead shelving, but with the use of cables or crank you can easily lower or crank it back up. No need to get on a ladder and remove heavy items or boxes.

If you think overhead garage storage in Dallas, TX would be something that could help reduce clutter in your garage, please call Custom Garage Works at 214-494-9068!

Benefits of Garage Overhead Storage

Remember when you first moved into your house and you thought your garage was so big that you would be able to fit three cars? Now, 10 years later, kids’ toys, boxes you haven’t gotten around to putting back up in the attic, and extra supplies take up the remainder of the space and you can barely fit one car in your garage. Clear up some space and get some walking room back with garage overhead storage!

The Benefits of Garage Overhead Storage

Get Rid Of All That Clutter With A Garage Overhead Storage Rack

More Floor Space

This is a given, since your items will now be safely hung on a rack out of the way.

Flood Protection

Garages and basements commonly flood due to piping systems like water heaters being stored there. With your belongings now hanging from the ceiling, they can stay perectly dry and you don’t have to worry about losing any valuables.

Safe

With bulky items off the ground, it reduces your chance of tripping over them. Great for clumsy people or those with disabilities, like in wheelchairs. You can also put away hazardous items like chemicals, cleaning products, or tools so your children can’t get to them.

Reduces Auto Theft Chances

With your garage free to park in, your car won’t be visible on the streets to carjackers or burglars. A bonus is in the winter, you don’t have to defrost your windshield, as it will be warmed up already in the garage.

If you are interested in getting garage overhead storage in MansfieldHaslet and Fort Worth, TX, call Custom Garage Works at 214-494-9068 today.

Taking Back the Garage: Save Square Footage

If you’re like many homeowners, space can be a rare commodity. We’re constantly searching for ways to store our belongings without throwing them on the floor, but eventually the space seems to run out. One of the most underutilized storage spaces in the home is the garage, and it’s waiting for you to use it. Here are a few ways to take back the garage and save square footage.

Cut the Clutter

Blurred Garage with Clutter

Save Square Footage in Your Garage by Cutting Out the Clutter!

Clutter is the enemy of free space! Those camping supplies you’ve never used are just sitting in the corner. That kayak you won’t be needing till summer is simply lying on the floor. For all the tools and supplies your family no longer uses, consider taking a trip to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Once you’ve purged all the floor of clutter, look at all the new space you’ll have for storing whatever your heart desires.

For those belongings that you can’t get rid of, consider installing specialized hooks or shelves in your garage. You’d be amazed how much you can store on the ceiling. Removing your belongings from the ground reduces the number of hiding places bugs and critters can hide in. It’s also a good habit for protecting your feet from stepping on something sharp.

Create Specialized Storage

Cabinet storage tends to rewire your brain to see exciting new arrangement opportunities, especially for hobbyists. You can finally take your fishing gear off the floor and neatly store it away for later use. With customized cabinets you, you can enhance the value of your garage and make it a more pleasant place to visit.

If you’re hunting for more storage space in your house, consider saving square footage by updating your garage. For more ways to save space in your garage, give us a call at 214-494-9068.

Turn Your Garage Into a Man Cave

Do you have someone in your life that spends an awful lot of time in the garage? Or maybe you are the one that loves to hang out in there. Maybe it’s time to upgrade a few things and turn your average garage into a place that all your neighbors will want for themselves. There are so many different things that you can do to make your garage look like a whole new place. From new flooring, to shelves, to car lifts, and everything in between, your garage can be whatever you want it to be.

Ideas For Your Garage

Clean Up Your Garage Today!

Floor Coatings – Cement flooring in your garage is a thing of the past when you can have a great customized floor coating added to your garage floor. Not only does this look great, but it is easy to clean and can keep your garage cooler in the summer. You no longer have to worry about cleaning off stains because this flooring can be easily wiped off or sprayed down and left looking like brand new again.

Car Auto Lifts – Do you have a car that you don’t use all the time that you need to move out of the way. We aren’t talking about getting rid of it, we are talking about moving it up. A car lift will lift your car up so that you create room for another car to fit in your garage. It is always easily accessible, but it is out of your way enough.

With these and so many more awesome things you can do to your roof, you should call Custom Garage Works at 214-494-9068 and have our team tell you everything we can do.

Why Customize Your Garage?

A garage doesn’t just have to be a place where you park your car anymore. You can deck it out just like you would do to any other room in your home. You may wonder why you would spend all the time and money doing that when it is just a garage, but it isn’t just a garage, it’s a whole additional living space that you can add anything you want to. Check out there ideas that may get you excited about your garage again.

3 Ways To Spice Up Your Garage

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Does Your Garage Look Like This? We Can Help!

Easy to Clean Floors – With a floor coating in a variety of colors, you can love your garage floor again; if you ever did. Imagine hanging out in the garage with the kids and an apple juice falls out of your three year olds hand, covering the floor. No need to spray it down with water to get rid of the sticky mess, just grab a towel and wipe it off just like you would do to a tile floor. Did your car leak oil? That’s no problem if you have a coated floor, just wipe it off.

Storage – Is your garage a mess because you have nowhere to put anything? If you have storage installed in your garage, you can tuck all of your miscellaneous items away until you need to pull them out. This will keep everything organized and neat.

Car Lift – If you have a car that you don’t use often but it takes up space anyway, you can get a garage car lift installed in your garage and open up so much more room. Not only does this clear up some space for you, but it looks really cool too.

Customise your garage the way you always wanted. We can give you ideas or help you decide what is best for you. Custom Garage Works is here to make your life easier, just give us a call at 214-494-9068.

 

The Benefits Of Coated Concrete Floors

Do you enjoy the look of an exposed concrete floor? Or are you looking for an alternative to expensive hard flooring options and high maintenance carpet? If so, the team here at Custom Garage Works may have the ideal solution for you. While we specialize in garage remodeling, we are also very experienced with treating concrete flooring anywhere you may need it. Today we will go over some of the benefits you can get from a professionally coated concrete floor.

Aesthetics

concrete floor coating

Everyone Can Enjoy A Coated Concrete Floor!

First and foremost, let’s discuss style. For the interior of a home, the traditional choices have been tile, wood, and carpet. However, due to advancements in concrete coating, coated floors look just as nice, if not nicer than some traditional options. These floors boast unique patterns, high shine, and a striking appearance. Coated concrete floors are rising in popularity for bathrooms, basements, exercise rooms, and even kitchens!

Value

Concrete coating is significantly cheaper than installing any type of new flooring. This is an ideal money saving option, particularly if you are remodeling. After removing the existing floor, you’ll find concrete underneath, and our team can grind and coat that floor in hours.

Cleanliness

Imagine that you had a floor as durable as tile, but without the tiny areas of grout that just won’t come clean. Coated floors take grout right out of the equation, so you can finally enjoy a floor that is truly easy to clean completely. Better yet, you don’t need any special materials to clean it, ,just a mild soap and some warm water, and it mops to a perfect shine.

If you’d like to learn more about our concrete floor coating services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 214-494-9068 now!