Some guys (and a few gals) want to have cool garage floors. One way to do this is to put some sort of design on the grarage floor that make it look original. Many guys like to have their favorite sports team logo on the floor or some other custom design. Others just want a glossy garage floor like you see at the car dealer showrooms.

To do this you will need to get a floor coating kit that will work on concrete. This is usually an epoxy floor paint that you can do yourself. Of course, if you want something fancier than just a different color (like a log or design) you may need to hire a professional to do that.

The reason to use epoxy is that it is a tough coating that will last a long time and it works on concrete. You can clean it often and it is easy to maintain thus it maintains its great look. Preparing the concrete can be a bit difficult though, and you have to do a lot of up front work to get it on correctly. The best online source that shows you how to install the epoxy floor paint yourself is here. You need to make sure it is installed right the first time so that it will last and do the job you expect.

Giving their garage a personal touch is one of the garage ideas people are looking for when they set out to make upgrades. So often the extra space in a garage is not utilized and appreciated like it can be. People use that extra room in their garage for all sorts of things but they rarely think of doing anything special with the floor. Garage flooring can be made much more accomodating than the cold concrete or even dirt that is there now.


One of the all time favorite garage ideas is to have a ping pong table. If you have a big garage or a tandem garage, you might have the room to put in a ping pong table which will be fun for the whole family. For a ping pong table, you need to have more room than you might think if you really want to be able to play a serious game.

Most garages aren't going to have the space on all sides that is needed for that "serious" game but you might have enough room for casual players. You probably will not have the garage ceiling be as high as you want either but that's OK as you can still have a lot of fun.

One of the main problems you might face is the proper lighting for ping pong. If you get a table with wheels, you might be able to play outside your garage if the whether is nice. But ping pong is meant to be played indoors without wind or breeze and so lighting then may become an issue. You might put some fluorescent lights in above the table and also you can open the garage doors for more light.

Please watch the video below of my new Robo-Pong 2040 that is a very slick machine that absolutely ROCKS for practicing.


If you own a house you have at least one garage door and maybe two. These doors are heavy and go up and down multiple times a day powered by a garage door opener. If you installed the opener on your door yourself, then you will probably have no problem with any garage door repair that needs to be done. But if you paid someone to come out and install it, what do you do if it suddenly malfunctions.

You might encounter two types of problems. The first is where the door is all the way shut or open and suddenly it won't move. You push your remote button over and over and nothing happens. The other situation is where your door starts to open or close and then grinds to a halt midway.

In either in case, something is probably wrong with the opener itself or with the tracks and springs that are used to open and close the door. The first thing to do in any garage door repair job is to check the remote for batteries and then check to make sure the electricity is on. Either of these could be the cause.

The next step is to make sure the metal tracks the door wheels run through are not jammed or bent in some way that is preventing movement. Garage doors are heavy and things can happen quickly if something gets of the tracks. If your garage door won't open or close it has to be something wrong with either the opener or the tracks and springs that the door runs along.

If you have checked everything and can't figure out what is wrong, find a neighbor that might be able to help you. If that doesn't work then you should call the company that originally installed the opener and tell them you need some garage door repair ideas or help.


If you are looking for more storage in your garage you have several options. You can buy the free standing shelves sold in stores, build your own shelves and attach them your garage walls, or you can build cabinets. There are some really good garage cabinet ideas that will not only work great and look great, but they will increase the value of your garage and home.

Installing garage cabinets is probably best done by a professional unless you really know what you are doing. Depending on how elaborate the cabinets are, they can be hard to install for a novice.

Garage cabinets allow you to hide most of your junk and make the garage a much neater place. It also allows you to organize things so you know where they are as opposed to stashing things in boxes and having to dig through them every time to find something. You can spend a lot of money for a very nice cabinet system or very little for something basic. Some of these garage cabinets are custom made to fit in your garage and are very cool indeed.

Garage cabinet ideas are not for everyone and they will be more expensive than all the other options. But if you spend a lot of time in your garage and want it to look great, garage cabinets are probably worth considering.


Garages are becoming a place where you can do some very cool things. Many garages are being made bigger now and that give people the option of turning part of their garage into an extra space for doing projects and hobbies. The newest form of garage is a tandem garage that has enough room for two cars side by side and then one car ahead of one of the other cars.

The tandem garage is kind of awkward for parking three cars but it can be done. More often though, people will use that extra space for storage or some other purpose. Here are some of the cool garage ideas people are doing with their tandem garages:

1) garage workout room or gym
2) garage office
3) garage workshop or woodworking room
4) garage hobby room
5) garage game room complete with flat screens and couches
6) garage daycare room (not so cool but practicle)
7) garage sports room or fan room
8) garage apartment or bedroom
9) garage pool room
10) garage poker room to get together with the guys


Prefab detached garage ideas are what you are looking for if you want more garage storage space or room for another car with little hassle. You might try a metal carport if you don't want something enclosed and need something relatively inexpensive. But if you are willing to spend more, prefabricated garage kits have become very popular mainly because they are so easy to install as almost anyone can do it or have it done inexpensively. If you need more room for your cars, motorcycles, or recreational equipment a garage kit is worth considering.

Most prefabricated detached garage kits are customizable and they are sturdy. In 2009, these garage kits have been perfected to the point that you no longer have to worry about them collapsing or caving in on your car or the things you are protecting. All doubts about whether they are safe and secure have been erased and you can have them erected with confidence.

Many jurisdictions might require a permit for you to have a detached garage built but with a prefab detached garage, you probably won't need one. It is advisable to check though before you go out and buy one and put it up just to make sure.

Most prefab garage kits are made of galvanized steel or aluminum poles for the sides and roof. When installed, it all comes together to form a sturdy structure that you can use for a variety of uses. Not only can you use these prefab garages for your car, boat, or motorcycles, but you can also use them for such things as a garage workout room or garage workshop. These garage kits make a strong sturdy space that you can use to expand your house if you like and do whatever you want with.

You can find a lot of information about where to purchase these prefabricated detached garage kits online and they will be delivered to your door. At that point, you can choose to construct them yourself if you are good with tools or find someone to help you put it up. So, instead of tryin to come up with new ideas for how to get more storage space in your home, you might seriously consider a prefag garage as an option. They are easy to put up and easy to take down as well if you should need to.