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The Advantages of Having a Detached Garage

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Adding a garage to your home can create additional storage space for cars, ATVs, motorcycles, golf carts, boats, and other large items. Garages can also be repurposed to be used as a home gym, workshop, art studio, home office, a mini greenhouse, or additional living space. In addition to their practical uses, garages also add a significant amount of value to your home. Here’s what you need to know about detached garages. Continue reading

Tips for Selling Your Home: Staging the Garage

Staging Your Garage to Sell

The internet is full of tips for staging your home for sale, but one area that is often overlooked on these lists is the garage. Not only is the garage door one of the first things people notice when looking at potential houses, but the state of your garage can greatly influence a buyer’s decision. Here’s how to stage the garage in a way that makes people want to buy your home. Continue reading

4 Steps to Giving Your Garage Door a Makeover with Fresh Paint

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Even though spring is not until March 20th, 2018, it’s never too early to think about fun spring makeovers for your house. Applying a fresh coat of paint to your garage door is a great way to make your home feel new, bright, and welcoming. While we don’t do paint jobs ourselves here at Larry Myers, we do recommend the following steps when updating and reinvigorating your garage’s paint job!

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Holiday Season Tips: Damage-Free Ways to Decorate Your Garage

Holiday LightsAh, ‘tis the holiday season. A season of fun, family, delicious food, festive parties, thoughtful presents, and sure, maybe a bit of extra stress. For many homeowners, the holidays mark a time to stand out in the neighborhood, showcasing their homes with gorgeous lights and decorations. Many homeowners will choose to decorate their garages, hanging lights and festive decorations over their garage doors.

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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Garage

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You park your car in the garage. You step outside of the car and ack! A trail of ants is marching across the floor in front of you—or worse, you spot a rat scurrying to its newest hiding place. Not fun! This Halloween season, how can you keep those spooky little critters out of your garage? Read on for tips and tricks from your Portland, OR-area garage experts.

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Should You Add Windows to Your Garage Door?

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The simple answer: it’s up to you! Garage door windows have a way of adding additional curb appeal to your garage door and home, not to mention letting in more natural light to the space. However, depending on what you have inside, garage windows could create a security issue if people can see through them.

Follow us as we take a look at pros and cons of this garage door design, and decide for yourself whether to install windows in your garage door.

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How to Make the Most of Your Garage for a Garage Sale

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The weather in Portland is improving and the trees are blooming, which can only mean one thing: Spring has arrived! This is also a popular time of year for neighborhoods and households to hold annual garage sales.

People look to declutter after our long, dark winter, and a garage sale is a simple and easy way to make a bit of extra money while spring cleaning. Whether you relish the tiny house movement or live in a large dwelling, we’ll help you make a garage sale work for your space. Continue reading for our favorite ways to prep your garage for this big day so you can have a successful garage sale.

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