It’s Tool Time! How To Organize Your Tools So You Can Find Them

organize your toolsToday, we are all living fast paced lives with full time jobs and family commitments, making staying organized one of the toughest things to accomplish. If only we could stay organized, we could find more time in our busy schedules! Although every homeowner may not have golf clubs and bikes and camping equipment to organize in their garage, most homeowners use their garage space to organize their tools. Even if you don’t have woodworking as a hobby, household tools like hammers, screwdrivers and more are items that can be organized (and easily found) with the proper organizational system from Garage Décor and More.

If you love being organized, Redline Cabinets are beautiful storage options that can make your dreams for uncluttering the garage come true! With over 400 cabinet styles available, it’s the ultimate in garage storage. The Redline Cabinets offer a Workbench Series and Slimline Series to choose from, giving clients stylish storage options that outperform painted or laminated cabinets that can chip, warp and break.

The Workbench Series we offer, for example, gives homeowners the ultimate workbench and storage solution for their garage. This system can also be utilized in basement workrooms and even industrial settings, like an auto-body shop. Your options to choose from are endless, with many components and sizes to customize any garage. If you are looking for unlimited combinations for your tools and equipment, the Workbench Series system may be perfect for you.

Workbench cabinets are tough, made to take nearly anything everyday life can throw at them. They also have an industry-leading Lifetime Warranty, giving owners peace of mind that their new system can be enjoyed for a long, long time.

Another popular organizational system for tool storage in the garage or elsewhere in the home is the StoreWALL System. It’s a re-engineered slatwall for home and commercial applications making storage conveniently accessed – and at your fingertips. With the slatwall system, you can add hooks, baskets, brackets and even shelves. It’s heavy duty, so don’t worry about tools and other items loosing their grip! With StoreWALL, you can see right away if the tape measure was put back in its resting spot and be able to reach for that hammer when hanging your new family photo. Items are easily accessible and organized off the floor and in their designated spaces.

StoreWALL is also able to grow with your ever-changing needs and built to last for a lifetime. This customizable system gives homeowners and also commercial customers a full range of accessories to choose from depending on the tools you want to store. Whether you need a spot for all of your gardening supplies or automotive tools, StoreWALL features the exclusive CamLok to insure years of repeated use and safety. Visit our website page http://garagedecorandmore.com/storewall/ for more information.

Because Garage Décor and More has a variety of different wall and organizational systems to choose from, we are able to fit your space and fit your needs. From the smallest tool to the heaviest leaf blower, we can find a spot for items you and your family use on a regular basis. Let’s face it: tools seem to be always misplaced, ending up in the last place you look! With a revamped organizational system in your garage, you’ll know exactly where that important tool is, saving you time and energy.

Let us help you organize your tools and equipment, creating an ideal spot for everything you own. We can help you organize your garage so it’s visually appealing, functional and the envy of your neighbors. If you have any questions about which storage system is best for you, give us a call at 618-789-7969 or by emailing us here for a free, no-hassle quote today. 

Creating a “Sports Zone”: Tips For Organizing Athletic Gear In Your Garage

Organizing Athletic GearIt’s Saturday morning at the crack of dawn. Your youngest daughter has an early morning championship soccer game, but can’t seem to find her left cleat. To get to the tournament on time, finding that second cleat takes a priority over organizing the snack bag for the long ride and picking out the morning’s play list. That soccer cleat is missing and it’s the only pair that still fits her comfortably. While your child is panicking and your spouse begins to yell and lecture about “responsibility”, you begin to scan your entire garage from the perimeter and realize: the copious amount of athletic gear you have in your garage needs to get organized, once and for all!

Hopefully, a lost or misplaced item before your child’s biggest annual tournament never happens to you. Ideally, it’s our hope that a decision to re-organize your existing storage space happens when you have time to plan and consider your very personalized needs and wants for all of that gear. Springtime is the perfect time to re-think your sports gear organization, and we offer plenty of solutions that suit your space and lifestyle.

Creating a “Sports Zone” in your home not only helps you find that baseball glove and ball at the last minute, but also offers your family the convenience of finding everything on those weekends you simply want to kick back and play Frisbee in the yard. When everyone knows where to find the sports equipment, either in a storage shed, garage, or mudroom, it’s easier to remember to put things back. If the items don’t have a well-kept space as a “home”, kids and family members alike often toss the items anywhere and everywhere when done with the gear. This is the quickest and easiest way to lose equipment…and gain a headache.

Custom racks meant for storing the equipment make storage convenient for everyone. Customers frequently come to us with a request to get the items off of their floors and on to storage racks so we often recommend the StoreWALL storage system to them. This wall system is heavy duty, comes in a variety of colors, and most importantly can grow as your needs grow. Did your son just take up Lacrosse? With StoreWALL, you can add the gear accordingly to the rest of his sports collection.

Organizing Athletic GearAnother type of storage system we offer that many clients use for organizing their sports equipment, toys, and other items is by HandiWALL®. This product is a cellular PVC slatwall base that is installed in full 8’ or 4’ panels. The panels can also be cut and fit to tighter storage spaces, which is an ideal custom solution for homeowners. You will also be happy to know that HandiWALL® allows a flexible layout, adapting to changing storage needs over time. Visit our website to see pictures of both wall storage systems at http://garagedecorandmore.com/. Whether you want to hang hockey sticks, tennis rackets or a variety of basketballs and footballs, the HandiWALL® System makes it so easy to find exactly what you are searching for before early morning practice or a neighborhood game of tag football.

Want to know the best part about getting organized with Garage Décor and More? The wall organization systems we offer are considered multisport (and multi-functional) organizers. As parents, we know that some kids become bored with one sport and quickly move on to another. With our highly customizable and flexible storage systems, you can combine different sized bins, slots and hanging hooks for your child’s sport-of-the-moment. And because our systems offer plenty of space for your gear, it might even make sense to keep the “gently used” sporting equipment around for a while (in case your youngest has future aspirations to be a tennis star like his oldest sibling once did). Having sports gear nicely stored away for your future generation of athletes is never a bad idea.

Garage Décor and More also offers storage cabinets and storage lockers in different sizes to suit you and your family. We can help you find a place for every last golf club, tennis shoe and hula- hoop! Contact us when you are ready to discuss plans for your new, highly organized “Sports Zone”. Call today for your FREE consultation at 618-789-7969. With a little organization, you may never miss a practice or be late for a tournament again!

Are You Tired of Dealing with Your Dreaded Basement? Our Solutions Can Help!

dreaded basementJust like garages, basements can be on the receiving end of unwanted junk and clutter. Isn’t it time to start using your lower level basement space for a relaxing family room to entertain or use that unfinished section of your basement for easy, worry-free storage solutions? Here are some tips for giving your basement the makeover it deserves while turning it into your new favorite room in the house.

Most basements offer homeowners the biggest overall floor space thus giving you the most space for creativity and plenty of room to set up a new storage system. First, you must go through your entire basement and determine what items are causing the unnecessary clutter. Set up a temporary space downstairs for unwanted items using storage bins. This way you avoid spending an entire afternoon walking up and down your stairs to dispose of items. Instead, you are systematically removing the clutter. This allows you to determine with the rest of the family if the items are worth keeping.

The de-cluttering process is an important step in re-organizing the basement. It will give your utility, storage, and living areas much needed room to breathe, creating more space for family gatherings, play areas for the kids or enhanced living spaces. You’ll be surprised how much more storage space you have for items you actually want to use and keep once you de-clutter!

Once your basement is de-cluttered, it’s time to implement a new storage system to maximize your basement’s square footage. At Garage Décor and More, we offer Hyloft overhead storage racks and shelving that’s perfect for your downstairs space. Our durable shelving and racks can be ideal for hoisting storage bins giving you the floor space you’ve always wanted. With Hyloft overhead storage solutions, you can also minimize the damage any cold or wet basement floors can cause by having our sturdy, affordable, and aesthetically-pleasing systems secured to protect your valuable items off the basement floor.

Attempting to hide clutter is easy with new cabinetry! Cabinets by Redline will also give your basement a fresh look. Whether you’ve already finished your basement and want to update your storage or prefer an unfinished storage room that looks tidy, we offer custom cabinets of all sizes, colors, and styles that will fit perfectly in any area. The Slimline Series of cabinets even accommodates the most limited storage spaces! Anything you want to keep stored will be safe from bugs, flooding, and the moisture that can build up inside. By installing a new set of cabinets, you can finally have a designated place for everything.

Flooring is also an important consideration when enhancing your downstairs space. If your basement is unfinished, or your carpet is becoming dirty and worn down, we are here to help. Our selection of tile and polymer coated flooring is the perfect way to give your basement new life. Imagine having an easy to maintain floor that can handle all the spills, wear and tear that comes with having kids. Our flooring options will not sacrifice any of the comfort your carpet provides and at the same time will hold up in damp basements. New flooring will give you a long-term solution and is the perfect first step for unfinished basements.

If you can’t decide how to effectively use your basement, or you are cramped in your small garage, don’t hesitate to consult with us on how to create a workshop, man cave, or additional storage solution. Unfinished basements or basements with tile or polymer coated floors are the perfect spot for the “do-it-yourselfer”. Our wide selection of wall organization by Slatbox or StoreWALL storage will have your belongings feeling right at home on the wall of your basement. “Garage” may be in our name, but we can help you stylize and organize so much more!

Garage Décor and More is here to help you take back your basement and provide you with a clean, organized, and functional living and/or storage space. We are always available to help answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at 618-789-7969 or contact us for a free, no-hassle quote today. If you’ve always wanted more room for a couch and TV, exercise equipment, or a kid play space in your basement, we can help make that possible.

How To Utilize Closet Accessories

closet accessoriesIs your closet a cluttered nightmare? Are your mornings spent frantically searching for your best business blouse or that favorite pair of jeans? Overtime, closets often become disorderly and dysfunctional as we continue to shove more and more clothing items and shoes inside without properly organizing them. Are you ready to no longer dread opening your closet door? At Garage Décor and More, we offer a variety of closet accessories, allowing you to transform your closet into an organized, functional part of your home. It’s easy to customize your closet with a few of our top selling closet accessories.

  • The pull-down clothes bar. This side mounted, pull down bar is perfect for hanging and displaying shirts, blouses, pants and skirts without having to worry about them becoming wrinkled. This clothes bar is available in multiple sizes and has an adjustable rod length so that you can choose the measurement that works best for your closet space. The bar accommodates universal closet designs and can be adjusted to fit handicap accessible applications.
  • The spiral clothes bar. A customer favorite, our adjustable rack has the ability to turn 360 degrees, making it the perfect corner solution for your closet. The spiral bar allows you to conveniently view all of your favorite tops, which makes picking your outfits so much easier! You can hang 40 single items of clothing from top to bottom on this unique rack.
  • The fan pant rack. Our pivot-out fan rack eliminates the hassle of having to tediously hang each pair of pants up. Its simple installation allows you to fully utilize every inch of your closet space by conveniently storing an additional nine pairs of pants. The rack’s rubber rings keep pants from falling to your closet’s floor, and its polished ends keep your favorite pair of jeans safe from any potential snagging.
  • The tie rack. A convenient way to store and display all of your ties in one place, our wall mount tie rack is a closet necessity. Designed to hold 23 ties, you will never have to waste your mornings searching for your favorite tie again. This sturdy, slim rack is ideal for a narrow wall or the back of your closet door.
  • The tilt out hamper. Now you can conceal and access your laundry in one easy motion with our door-mounted hamper. To install the hamper, simply mount the basket to a bottom-hinged cabinet. When you want to remove the hamper, it simply slides out, making laundry days easier than ever. Our tilt out hamper comes in multiple sizes to custom fit your closet cabinetry. If your closet lacks cabinets, no worries! Our pull-out basket is another closet classic for organized laundry storage. 
  • The valet rod. This sliding rod allows you to neatly organize your outfit the night beforehand, making your mornings easier than ever before! The easy- to-install rod creates an additional 10 inches of space in your closet. Holding 30 pounds of weight and equipped with a knob at the end to prevent your clothes from sliding to the floor, this valet can hold an entire outfit for that upcoming meeting at work or a Saturday night out with friends. When you are finished with the valet, simply push the rod back in, it’s as simple as that! 
  • The jewelry drawer. Are you constantly searching for your favorite pair of dainty earrings? Do you spend your mornings untangling your necklaces? Keep your jewelry and accessories organized all in one place and in pristine condition with our jewelry drawer. With the pull out drawer’s organizational inserts, customization and care has never been easier.

With our large variety of rods, baskets, bins and racks, you can personalize your closet to fit your entire family’s storage needs. Our easy-to-install, affordable closet accessories can transform any dull, mess of a closet into a customized, fully functional space! For more information on how to create the closet of your dreams, call us today at 618-789-7969.

How To Prep Your Garage for Spring

prep your garage for SpringYour Garage is always guilty of being the first room in the house to store unwanted items that simply don’t fit in the rest of the house. Now that warmer weather is right around the corner, it’s time to start to prep your garage for Spring so the kids have easy access to their favorite toys and sports equipment without interfering with dad’s man cave. Here is a list of ways to prepare your garage to turn it from a winter storage space into an accessible, de-cluttered, and fully functional room in the house the entire family loves.

Examine each item closely. It’s easy and tempting to begin spring cleaning your garage and avoiding the painful task of getting rid of the items that are either as old as the house, the kids have outgrown, or might have sentimental value. Don’t make this mistake year after year, so the first step to prepare for a thorough cleaning and organizing is taking everything out of the garage. This strategy has many benefits and will eventually leave you bragging to your friends about how great your garage now looks. Once everything is out of your garage, coordinate the related items and make the tough choices about keeping, donating, selling, or tossing the items you don’t need anymore. Put together the items that are frequently used, items that are used together, bulkier items, tools, sports equipment, and anything else the family uses for warm weather fun. Lastly, now that everything has been removed from the garage, take the time to clean the snow, mud, and water out of the garage that has built up during winter.

Rethink your storage methods. Don’t settle this spring with leaving your vehicles outside the garage each night. If your current storage system doesn’t allow room for a workspace, your vehicles, or easily accessible storage, it’s time to begin thinking about giving your garage a whole new look. Garage Décor and More can provide you with a free consultation when thinking about organization options. It’s amazing how our great selection of cabinets, closets, and overhead storage racks can not only change the look of the garage, but effectively use every bit of space in your garage without creating clutter. Remember, our company specializes in designing and installing customized garage organization systems that will have you choosing a new favorite room in the house…and creating a garage space everyone will envy.

prep your garage for SpringVertical is key. One of the most effective ways to provide your garage with more room this spring is by making the most of your wall space by hanging items vertically, giving your floor a much-needed break. A very easy way to de-clutter a garage workspace is to hang up tools using slatwall. Slatwall systems offer a very efficient and professional looking option that can be combined with a garage work-bench. With everything off the floor, now is the perfect opportunity to give the floor a spring cleaning with new polymer flooring or lock-tile flooring. Garage Décor and More offers great flooring solutions providing that finishing touch on your “new” garage. Now that your gardening equipment, bicycles, and other essential tools are hung up on the wall, your garage is ready to host next week’s poker night or block party.

Garage Décor and More is the perfect resource to help guide you while preparing your garage for spring. Go beyond the normal “spring cleaning ritual” and revitalize your garage so it’s more organized, visually appealing, and extremely functional. If you have any questions about how to clean, organize, or create a new storage space, give us a call at 618-789-7969 or by emailing us here for a free, no-hassle quote today. 

Closet Envy? Transform Your Closet To Your Favorite Space

closetHave you ever been late for that important meeting, only because you couldn’t find your favorite blazer? Did you opt for last year’s, scuffed up dress shoes only because you couldn’t find a matching pair of pumps in the right color? Wrinkled shirts, sweaters with hanger marks and bulges, all end up happening because your closet can become unorganized, overly utilized, and eventually unruly! Our team at Garage Décor and More can solve all your disorganized closet problems with a Custom Closet System.

When you call us, we can make your closet dreams come true. If you’ve ever been in a professionally designed, custom master bedroom closet, you can appreciate how easily items can be found and how well (and with care) personal belongings are stored. With our Redline Closet System, you will soon have closets that are the envy of all your friends. Whether it’s your master bedroom or pantry, the organizational systems we design make you proud to show off your closets and what’s in them.

Organized, professionally designed closets take the stress out of home ownership. When you have linen closets that are organized and pantries that have been designed with your exact requirements in mind, it’s not only easier finding things but also storing items in their designated spots. You’ll be amazed at how much more storage room you have once you re-organize your storage capabilities. Our team of design professionals can transform even the smallest of closets into a more organized, fully-functional space, making you wonder why you didn’t give us a call sooner. No matter the size of your closet, Garage Décor and More can renovate the space to suit your needs.

We offer free consultations; giving you the opportunity to share with us the most important features you want in your new closet system. Is there not enough storage space in your laundry room? Do you want to transform that messy hall closet into a better storage area for only extra shoes, jackets and coats? When we design a customized space, we cater the shelving to fit your exact needs and wants. We even offer a lifetime warranty, proving that we believe the Redline Closet System offers unparalleled quality for your home or office.

Our closet systems begin with high quality materials, with cabinetry made to suit the exact specifications for you, our customer. Your new closet will fit the space so well, no one will believe it wasn’t part of the original home blueprints! Because every closet space is different, there are also 16 shelving and cabinet depths available in any height your space requires. A variety of colors and finishes are also available, making your custom closet exactly what you always dreamt it would be.

Did you know that Garage Décor and More are associate members of NAPO St. Louis, the National Association of Professional Organizers? It’s good to know that If you have a lot of belongings and need help organizing itwe have the products, skills and resources to help you find a perfect place for everything you own. What more can you ask for than an easy-to-maintain, organized closet? We’re here to answer any questions about our custom closet design services, so give us a call at 618-789-7969 or contact us for a free, no-hassle quote today. If you are looking to redesign one closet in your home or five, we can help.

Mud Room Makeover: Tips On How To Better Use The Space

mud roomIt seems that families are busier than ever before with school activities, sports, and full time jobs. There are many evenings we are coming home after school or work to drop off our things, just to get ready for the next appointment or event. Isn’t it hard to imagine a “life before mudrooms?” Mudrooms offer so many of us a conveniently located spot in the home to organize all the extra items we need for work and/or play. There are some specialty features that make your mudroom the favorite room in your home. Use our list to determine which features are best for your family and lifestyle. Once you determine your storage needs, it’s always easier to find your storage solutions.

Designated Charging Station. Families today usually have several electronic devices that require charging. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a designated spot, whether it’s shelving, a drawer or a cabinet, for your devices? This could be an especially creative option if your mudroom is closer to the main living space and also heated. Keep in mind you don’t want to keep your expensive devices in an unheated section of the home or in an exterior mudroom for fear of damaging those expensive “toys” and electronics.

Mail Organizers. If you are tired of looking at the piles and piles of mail that end up on the kitchen counter, look again: a designated spot in the mudroom may be the solution. Garage Décor and More can create custom slots built into a cabinet or a wall-mount for your mail, catalogs, and newspapers. If the mudroom is the first place you step into from the garage, this may be a perfect option for when your arms are full of mail!

Open Shelving vs. Closed Cabinets. Above all, you want your mudroom to be user-friendly. Many of our clients couldn’t live without shelving in their mudrooms. It’s also a preference as to whether the storage is enclosed custom cabinets or shelving. Keep in mind: a mudroom is generally used daily and the convenience of having open shelving can be more appealing for everyday usage. Need that fabric softener quickly? It’s easier to grab from an open shelf. Think about what you will be storing and then you can determine the width of the shelving or cabinets as well as weight restrictions for items being stored. We can create a custom-designed mudroom just for you and your specific needs with unbeatable craftsmanship.

Mudroom bench. Ah, the convenience of unloading groceries, a purse and briefcase, along with being able to sit down and remove muddy boots! That’s what a mudroom bench has to offer. An ideal mudroom bench also offers a lift off cushion for more storage or extra drawers, giving homeowners one more reason to love the ease of a bench in their mudroom. If there’s enough floor space in your mudroom, this is one feature worth considering. The workbench series by Redline offers a variety of colors and styles to choose from, with an outstanding warranty, too. Ask us about it.

DSCF6130Hanging Storage. Nothing beats convenience, and hanging storage is a wonderful way to grab the coats, hats, and rain gear needed without spending too much time before leaving home. Add a designated storage location for hanging your car keys and purse and you’ll end up loving how effortlessly you can make it out the door for that important meeting. We also offer StoreWALL wall systems that are durable and efficient, making storage at your fingertips extremely versatile. Whether you want to hang heftier items like ladders or laundry boards, or create a more organized space with hanging baskets, StoreWALL provides many options for our residential clients (and commercial clients, too).

Overall, mudrooms are ideal for items used on a regular basis. Laundry, cleaning supplies, pet supplies and outerwear are often placed within a mudroom for optimal convenience. A well-utilized mudroom is determined on its usable size as well as its main function. As the homeowner, that is entirely your decision. However; we can help you decide which storage space in your home will accommodate your needs best!

Any questions about our mudroom design services can be answered by giving us a call at 618-789-7969 or by emailing us here for a free, no-hassle quote today. If you are looking to redesign your mudroom, making it your favorite “hardworking and functional room” in the house, we can help.

An Organized Garage is not Just a Guy Thing

organized garageIt happens to every garage. Over the summer months, things get tossed into the garage because of regular outdoor play. Soccer balls and bikes end up scattered on the garage floor, hula-hoops mysteriously appear where they never existed before, and remnants from camping trips, pool days and sporting events clutter every amount of floor space possible. A cluttered garage, for many husbands and dads alike, makes usual workspaces and man caves almost unbearable! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a garage with designated spots for all of the items that you own, keeping them nicely tucked away? An organized garage makes life easier for everyone, not just Dad.

With designated storage space in the garage, the entire family will realize it’s full potential. Here are some basic design ideas that we can help turn from concept to reality. Whether your garage space is small or oversized, there are organizational tips that will utilize the room’s square footage effectively, tucking away the extras with plenty of room for your vehicles.

Organize your belongings. One tip we recommend is to first determine which of the larger items need storage. Yard equipment, bicycles, golf clubs and sleds are things that can take up a lot of space in the garage. Aesthetically, enclosing items behind custom closets works wonders, but for some items (like bikes) it may not make as much sense if the bikes are used daily. We can help you decide if a hanging rack from the ceiling will work best to store larger items, especially when the items aren’t being used on a regular basis. Thinking about what belongings you have, how often they are being used, and your own basic style preferences will determine how you want your garage organized.

Wall space is king! Want an organized garage? Use that wall space to its full potential. We specialize in cabinetry that ties in beautifully with the rest of the home. Many of our clients use their garage for additional entertaining space, setting up large tables for Thanksgiving dinners or bringing out the TV for the big game.

If the man of the house decides to bring his buddies over to catch up and play poker one evening, it’s a lot easier to tidy up the space with enclosed cabinets. Even though garages can be considered “man caves”, an organized garage can be a huge asset to the entire family for a number of events. It’s much easier to prepare for having people over when any clutter can be quickly put back in its place, using an organized wall system.

A taste of home. What makes a garage look more like a part of the home? By integrating your personalized style and color! When you pull into your garage at the end of the day, wouldn’t you like to see a room that not only offers style components you love, but an organized, mess-free space too? If you love a black and white checkered floor, bring that look into your garage. Do you love grey cabinetry? Pull that color into your garage as well. The man of the house may not be as interested in the color scheme, but he will appreciate the organized, labeled shelving, a clean workspace, and organized tools. By having a place to put everything, it will be a more enjoyable and usable space. When you’re organized in the garage, it’s easier to find things you are looking for so you can get the job done and move on to having fun!

Do you have questions about your particular garage organizational project? You can visit our photo gallery at http://garagedecorandmore.com/gallery/ to see the many style options available. We offer free, no-hassle consultations and a guarantee that we will stand behind our products and service. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business. Contact us at 618-789-7969 or by email for a no-hassle quote today. We can’t wait to help transform your space, making it perfect for enhanced storage and additional entertaining options. A garage isn’t just a guy thing: it’s an underutilized room of the house that can make a positive impact on your living space, no matter if it’s being used for work or play.

Don’t Forget to Look Down: Why Your Garage Flooring is Important Too

garage flooringHave you been considering updating your outdated garage, not only making it more functional but also a more attractive, inviting space? Many of our clients have turned their garages into more efficient workspaces and places to entertain, also offering better storage potential. We know that updating your garage space can be an important investment to the overall value of your home. As experts in garage organization and more, we also want to make sure you are not only extremely satisfied with your cabinetry, closets and shelving, but also the type of garage flooring you select. Flooring has the ability to tie your entire room together!

The flooring is just as important as the style and functionality of the cabinetry you select for your garage. Do you work in your garage often, tinkering with your next project most evenings? Then a new garage configuration with only a small amount of counter space would not suit your needs. Do you have golf clubs, bikes and sports gear for every member of your family? You will probably want enclosed storage spaces or customized shelving to organize and hide those items tastefully. With flooring, it’s also important to determine what style is the best for your particular situation. We offer two options in our high-quality flooring: tile as well as polymer coating. Because clients often ask us our opinion on “what’s the best flooring for their project”, we’ve included the main differences between the two while also factoring in individual style and preference.

unspecified-3Polymer flooring. This decorative interior and exterior flooring can be used in commercial applications as well as residential ones. Perfect for high traffic areas, it’s strong and durable and used in a variety of areas. What was once used predominantly in schools, hospitals, and other institution-type applications, today it offers a “modern feel” and is quite popular in restaurants and trendy shopping boutiques. Polymer flooring is essentially a coating made with polymers that provide better adherence than paint alone, protecting your flooring from corrosion. Our flooring is water, chemical and oil resistant with a beautiful, seamless surface appearance. Easy to maintain and easy to clean, this type of flooring comes in a wide variety of colors and styles to choose from.

Garage Décor & More offers polymer flooring because of its ability to withstand abrasions and be scratch resistant. The application process is just as important as the coating, and that’s why clients depend on our years of experience to help with the entire application process, from start to finish. There is more time involved in properly installing your polymer flooring, but there will be years and years of low maintenance and no-hassle benefits from choosing polymer.

Tile flooring. Tile flooring is another popular option with plenty of styles to choose from as well. We proudly use Lock-Tile Flooring, Made in the USA, and environmentally friendly. Lock-Tile flooring is made 100% from recycled materials. It’s a tough, flexible interlocking flooring system that is also used in a wide array of applications, from commercial buildings to residences. Many of our clients appreciate the convenience of a faster installation with tile flooring, as well as the ability to be used in renovations over existing flooring where high standards are necessary. Today, Lock-Tile Flooring even offers custom colors to further personalize your project!

unspecified-1Tile flooring is a great option if you are looking for a high-quality solution to your new build or renovation project. It’s easy to clean and will look great for many years to come! It’s oil and chemical resistant, however; it’s always best to clean up any spillage as they may occur. Tire marks can happen, as with any flooring, so there is even an extra coating that can be applied to Lock-Tile. Ask us for more information and we’d be happy to explain the options available.

Overall, personal taste and your budget will also play a part in which flooring is best for your particular project. Visit our photo gallery at http://garagedecorandmore.com/gallery/ to see the many style options available. Rest assured, both types of flooring we offer are top-quality and built to withstand the test of time. We offer free, no-hassle consultations and a guarantee that we will stand behind our products and service. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business. Contact us at 618-789-7969 or by email for a no-hassle quote today. We can’t wait to help transform your space with new, durable and beautiful flooring.

Getting the Kids Organized: Tips and Products That Help

getting kids organizedIt’s October and fall is in full swing.  This means school and getting out of the house on time in the morning. You hit the snooze bar and relish that extra five minutes.  But when that alarm goes off again, it’s time to get up and deal with the awful morning rush routine.  Believe it or not, the morning doesn’t have to be awful or rushed.  You just need to be prepared and organized to get the family out the door on time with everything they need for the day.  Here are a few tips and products to make your morning run smoothly.

Give Yourself and Your Family Enough Time

The first thing you need to do is make sure you are giving yourself and your family enough time in the morning to begin with.  Take a few days to make note of the time you actually get out of bed and the time you all head out the door.  Are you all mega-stressed and in a rush?  If you are, ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Are you all getting up early enough?
  1. Are there distractions in the way like TV, phones, computer, video games, and trying on several outfits before you choose what to wear?
  1. Do you and your family spend too much time looking for your keys, your shoes, or homework?

Once you have figured out how you spend your time in the morning you can start to plan a new strategy, and then you all can take steps to change your routine

Prepare the Night Before

It will help your morning routine if you can do some of your morning chores the night before.  Some things you can do the night before are:

  • Pack school and work lunches
  • Pick out your clothes for the next day
  • Sign any permission slips or homework that goes back to school
  • Pack the kids backpacks and your briefcase
  • Figure out what you will have for breakfast in the morning

Making these chores part of your evening routine will help your morning go much more smoothly and be less stressful.

Set a Morning Routine

A morning routine for both kids and parents can be extremely helpful in getting out the door on time in the morning.  Your morning will be much more calm and you won’t be stressed out when you all get to work or school.  Consistency is the key.  Your morning routine can be as simple as waking up, taking a shower, eating your breakfast, and heading out the door.

You Need a Drop Zone

Your drop zone is the area near the front door or the door to the garage (perhaps a mudroom) where you will have set up all the things you need for the morning the night before.  You need a place like this to hang your kids’ backpacks, your briefcase, the baby’s diaper bag, dry cleaning that needs to be dropped off, your jackets and coats, shoes, and anything else you will need for the day.

At Garage Décor and More, we can help you design the perfect drop zone for your family.  Whether it be a drop zone by the front door or cubbies in the mud room, we have just what you need.  A good option might be our Slimline Cabinets.  The Slimline series features a tall, vertical design that can fit where space is limited.  They are available in two different styles; storage cabinets and lockers.  Both are available in variety of depths and colors and the depths can be configured to fit your designated space like a glove.  They are available in over 8 different color finishes, so you can even have a different color for each member of the family.  The powder-coated finish will resist almost any household chemical and stand up to grease, grime, humidity and extreme temperatures.  Minimal maintenance is required; all you have to do is wipe the cabinets clean with a damp cloth.  The Slimline Series cabinets and lockers carry a lifetime warranty, so you will never need to replace them.

Click here to view our cabinet options.  

My beautiful pictureAnother great idea is our SlatWall System.  SlatWall panels can be mounted to an existing and stable wall surface.  There are a variety of colors to choose from including antique white, brushed aluminum, mahogany, maple, black, cherry and gray.  You can hang a variety of storage items on SlatWall including hooks, baskets and bins.  Choose a color to blend in with your existing interior or brighten things up with a contrasting color.  Click here to see examples of our SlatWall System.

At Garage Décor and More, we can build you the perfect drop zone for you and your family.  Our high quality products will give you a lifetime of worry-free use.  No more morning rush!

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