If you own luxury cars, chances are that you live in an upscale home.
The holiday season is here and you’re searching for the perfect gift idea for that special someone.
Only 70% of the 900 homeowners surveyed by the Wall Street Journal said that their garage gives them enough parking space.
It makes little sense that so many vehicles worth thousands of dollars sit in driveways because they’ve been displaced from the garage by cheap clutter.
As the warm weather gives way to the next several months of cold and snowy conditions, auto enthusiasts lament the changing of seasons as much as anybody.
Simple logic dictates that a one-car garage will allow you to park a single vehicle inside of it and a two-car garage will make space for two vehicles, right? Not exactly.
Every summer weekend in Southern Ontario, there’s a classic car show happening somewhere. Conveniently, several of them are taking place in the GTA or just a short drive from it.
If you’re looking to purchase a car lift, it’s important to consider a few things first to ensure you pick the best one for the job. Auto lifts come in numerous configurations, different sizes and, of course, a range of prices. This quick guide will help steer you in the right direction, allowing you to be 100-percent satisfied with whichever design you choose to install.
A car lift is the perfect solution for the home garage that has insufficient storage space for your vehicles.
If you could choose one messy room in your home and have it transformed into a space that looked glamorous in six weeks, which room would you choose? If you’re Christine Da Costa, sought-after interior decorator and published writer in Toronto, you would choose the garage. Taking on the One Room Challenge Christina did more than just transform a garage, she did it as part of an online event for the One Room Challenge. Created by Linda, a New Jersey home and garden design blogger (Calling It Home), this biannual event is open to only 20 designers and decorators each round. Posting weekly updates to your blog is part of the process. “Man caves aren’t really pretty, so this One Room Challenge is not the usual project you will see on a website full of pretty bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry rooms”, says Christine. “I have never done a garage before. In this case, my husband became my client and Garage Living carried out the renovation – but my husband and I created the vision of what we (or should I say he) wanted to have”, she added. Garage renovation goals Christine and her husband had already been discussing how to improve their garage space, so it made sense for her to choose this room for the challenge. There were five things she wanted to bring to the garage renovation: Improve organization Increase storage Maximize the use of vertical space Create a clean, odor-free, and comfortable environment Design an art wall Planning the garage renovation After creating an initial plan, Christine reached out to the designers at Garage Living for help turning her plans into reality. They provided a detailed 3D floor plan, which showed exactly how Garage Living planned to utilize the room’s high ceilings. One of the biggest changes involved adding a car lift to store her husband’s summer car, making room to store a motorcycle and second vehicle underneath. The floor plan also showed where to install the cabinetry to store tools, storage bins, recycling bins, and a bar fridge. After Christine’s approval, they moved on to the next stages of the project. Adding flooring, cabinetry, slatwall, and a car lift In week three of the challenge, Christine decided on the garage flooring, cabinetry, backsplash, countertops, and the wall color. Christine decided on a Floortex™ floor coating because of its durability and the low maintenance it needed. She chose the Quicksilver color. Christine chose Garage Living’s sleek, stylish and oh-so-practical Signature Cabinetry in charcoal grey. The stainless steel backsplash adds a bit of style and edge to the design while a maple butcher block countertop adds a touch of homieness. A car lift was also installed to store an extra vehicle and maximize the storage space in the garage. Christine said that “to watch the car raise and lower is really quite awesome. It’s like a fun elevator with no walls.” A slatwall storage system was added to the wall beside the car lift. The hanging storage keeps the floor area tidy and is ideal for seasonal items and bikes. If the car lift isn’t being used for a vehicle, it is used as an elevator to reach the bikes hanging on the wall – very efficient!