Garage Flooring Trends for 2019

garage flooringToday, garages can really WOW your neighbors and your guests. If you use your garage door entrance more often than your front door, it may be time to consider a flooring update. With the new year comes new ideas and fresh new looks, and updated flooring in your garage can really make a difference in its overall aesthetic. Looking to update your garage this season? Here are some ideas to consider.

Give your garage floor a “textured” look.

Want to make your garage floor “pop”? Polymer coating in a textured look can really add visual interest to your garage flooring. It’s not actually textured, because that would make it hard to clean, but it’s speckled which helps make the floor look clean – even when it’s not. It is a beautiful way to update your existing space while also offering you the benefit of minimizing the look of dirt and grime that can sometimes go hand-in-hand with owning a garage. Interested? Give Garage Décor and More a call and we can show you the variety of styles and colors to choose from.

Go neutral.

What’s currently trending aren’t the bold, bright colors for interior design. Neutral colors are an ideal decorating tip for 2019. If you pick a gray or a khaki for your flooring, the odds are your garage will match your existing car…or any car you purchase in the future! Browns and tans also work well, and you’ll want to consider matching any existing cabinetry as well. Think that you may be interested in new cabinets this year? We can help you with a cabinet update, too!

Sleek styles rule!

The cold, rough look of concrete isn’t trending like the sleek and polished look of a coated or tiled garage floor. Garage Décor and More offers Lock-tile flooring that is perfect for a quick installation project and for heavy-duty and high traffic areas. With Lock-tile, you’ll love the sophisticated looks like checkerboard flooring and more. It offers homeowners a variety of style choices, customizing your garage to not only look fabulous but also will protect the flooring for many, many years to come.

Today’s overall trends include lighter colors over darker ones, increasing in popularity for 2019 and beyond. Another color, blonde, is believed to be making a big comeback. So, if you think it may be time to update the shelving and more in your beloved garage, start to think about the lighter colors you prefer. With light colors, rooms typically look more spacious, too! Other style ideas include large-formatted tiles, like the ones that Lock-tile can offer, offering a European-flair that’s been popular for a while and continues to trend.

If 2019 is the year for a garage overhaul we can help! All of our flooring options are heavy-duty and built to last. We take protecting your home, warehouse or commercial space seriously, and our products have been used by countless users in all kinds of settings. And, because we offer no-hassle quotes, what do you have to lose? Contact us today for quote at (618) 789-7969 or learn more about our flooring, cabinets, and more by visiting our website at http://garagedecorandmore.com/.

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New Year, New Space – Organizing Tips to Get You Ready for 2019

organizing tipsAs the new year rolls around, most of us make plans to start a list of new goals and look forward to a fresh beginning. Whether it’s losing weight, starting a new job, or taking up a new hobby, we typically identify January as a month to revitalize and start over. If you have plans to set new organizational goals for your home, then you came to the right place!

HGTV has some great ideas for home improvement and have even consulted the experts on the best ways to set goals and make resolutions for getting the home in order. If you are looking for a beautiful, organized and clean new living space, here are a few ideas we liked that will help you stay on course with your home improvement resolutions.

Make life easier and organize!

De-cluttering is one popular New Year’s resolution when trying to organize the home. When you go through your items this winter and begin to decide what is needed and what could be donated or given away to friends, you’ll realize you have a lot more space than you once thought existed! We all accumulate “stuff” throughout the year and it’s important to regularly purge, clearing drawers and cabinets and closets of items we simply don’t need anymore.

When de-cluttering, it’s best to take each room at a time. Not only is it a good way to organize, it’s something charitable you can do with your household, donating items that others may need or want in an organized fashion. Your daughter not wearing those winter boots or the snow suit from last season because they are a bit too tight? Have trinkets and photo frames stored in the closet you forgot existed? Take themto a re-sale shop ordonation drop off site. Start thinking about things you haven’t used in months (or even years) and begin removing the items from your home. Designers recommend filling the home with items that you love, surrounding yourself with things that energize you and make you feel good. Items that you are using and appreciating today.

Garage Décor and More has many organizational solutions for the rooms in your house that are not being used to their fullest potential. Once you begin to make room in your closet or start discarding items stored in the corner of the garage, you’ll be able to use that space for something necessary. We offer free consultations that is just a phone call away. If you want to make the most of your new, organized living space, we can help!

In the new year, have a weekly cleaning system in place.

One author wrote a book called Speed Cleaningto help navigate how to organize messes in your home.

In the book, he breaks down what to clean on a daily and a weekly basis. To stay organized, wash dishes or put in the dishwasher daily, hang-up jackets and place dirty clothes in the hamper every night. Need a better place to organize book bags, coats and shoes? We’ve created storage spaces in garages and laundry rooms to transform a once messy “catch-all” into an organized, clutter-free haven. Ask us about our Redline Cabinets (removed contour cabinets) which are high-quality and fully-customizable.

A weekly cleaning routine can include just a few basic tips to make the work easier. Keep all cleaning supplies in one space and in a portable container so it can move around the house as you work from room to room. It’s recommended that you work clockwise on the room you are cleaning, starting high (like dusting the cabinets) to finishing with the floors. When you focus on one kind of cleaning at a time, time will pass quickly. For instance, work on all of the windows at once before moving on to the appliances when cleaning the kitchen. Also, it’s always a lot easier to tackle the cleaning if your entire family helps out. Assign tasks to one person to either clean the bathroom, change the bed sheets or straighten the hall closet.

Once your place is clean and tidy, you’ll have a better idea what needs to be done to KEEP it looking amazing! Do you need a better storage solution for your cleaning supplies in your pantry? Have you always wanted better storage options in your laundry room for the hampers and the cleaning supplies? We have re-organized and re-designed mudrooms, laundry rooms and storage spaces to include better options for homeowners.

Make 2019 your best year yet!

If your plan for the new year includes being with friends and family more, it may be time to get your home “party-ready”. If it’s time for a little update to your house to better entertain your guests, you don’t need to break the bank. Things like adding fresh plants, moving furniture around to create conversational spaces when guests visit and using a new accent color freshens up rooms exponentially. When you contact us, we are able to create the perfect organizational solution for your unique space and budget, with many customized styles and features that complement any home.

Garage Décor and More designs and installs custom organization systems in St. Clair and Madison counties in Illinois as well as the St. Louis Metropolitan area. We offer free consultations and personalized service so that your custom organizational system fits your space, needs and budget. Kick off the new year right and give Garage Décor and More a call at (618) 789-7969 or visit us online at http://garagedecorandmore.com/.

Unique Home Office Spaces to Keep You Organized

home officeDo you find that bills are scattered throughout the home and school homework is getting lost in the shuffle? It may be time to create a home office work space! With a little planning and imagination, a work-friendly space can be created in your home that emerges from a spare corner, a few inches of a wall, or other unique area. Here are some clever ideas for turning that “extra spot” into a practical home office.

Everyone loves a corner office.

If you have a corner in your home not being used to its fullest potential, think about creating an office work zone. Even a formal living room can turn into a home office simply by sneaking in a table, chair, storage, and a few office accessories. Redline closet systems were built to impress and are just one solution our clients use to turn that unused space into one you’ll love again. Many manufacturers simply offer “collections” to satisfy your organizational needs. With Redline, we can give you choices to create your own look, not sacrificing style or quality.

Put that bare wall to work!

Limited space? That bare wall in the living room can be a valuable asset if you’re trying to create a home office. Put that wall space to work by installing floating shelves or bookcases that offer practical solutions. If your living room is large enough to accommodate an office, make sure this multifunctional room looks good aesthetically with its new purpose. Stay true to its existing color and décor, keeping any additional furniture from the traffic flow of the room. With over 30 door styles and color choices, our storage solutions will complement any room in the house.

Another reason why it’s the favorite room in the house.

Adding a desk and office storage into an existing kitchen is a popular idea for homeowners because a simple architectural detail can be a practical way to add a home office. Garage Décor and More have options available for creating a message center, kitchen desk and file storage that will help organize all of those papers, tucking them nicely into a desk drawer or filing cabinet. A “nook” is really all you need to make a spot work for you when wanting to add a home office!

The multi-tasking bedroom.

Ah, the sanctuary that is your bedroom! Why not add a work space to it since it’s already a place tucked away from the rest of the home? Since you really only use your bedroom at night, take advantage of any additional space during other times of the day for your home office. Garage Décor and More offers ideal solutions that will tastefully match your existing decor. We can recommend the best multi-use cabinets from either Contur, Redline or even wall organization systems from StoreWall. If you have storage room under your bed, it’s a perfect place to hide any office-related items that may not be needed on a regular basis. These items can be stashed under the bed in wicker-baskets or storage boxes.

Garage Décor and More designs and installs custom organization systems in St. Clair and Madison counties in Illinois as well as the St. Louis Metropolitan area. We offer free consultations and personalized service so that your custom organizational system fits your space, needs and budget. We can show you the many solutions we offer, helping you create the perfect home office space! Call us today to schedule your free consultation at (618) 789-7969 or visit us online at http://garagedecorandmore.com/.

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Getting Your Gift Wrapping Supplies Organized

gift wrapping suppliesWith the holidays approaching, it’s fun to start thinking about gift exchanges, shopping excursions and Christmas lists. Most of us have a long to-do list this time of year, filled with parties and event schedules. Wouldn’t it be ideal to be organized this holiday season? One way to feel less stress is to create a gift-wrapping station that can be utilized for holidays, crafts or any celebration happening year-round.

Garage Décor and More offers many ways to transform your existing home or work space into an ideal gift-wrapping mecca! If you are looking to be more organized, we can help. Here are some tips to creating a successful wrapping station.

Countertop Space is Key

Countertop space is important when wrapping gifts. If you have a lot of gifts that require wrapping, bows, tags and more, having a counter top space that’s the right height, depth and width will make your wrapping much more efficient. We can add just the right amount of counter space to your existing garage or home office to make wrapping a breeze.

Storage Spaces

Having an ideal countertop/work space is crucial, but it’s equally important to have easy access to all of the supplies needed to make the magic happen! Serious gift-wrappers also know they need a place to store everything from wrapping paper to bows, gift-bags and ribbons. Storing the paper and keeping it intact, crinkle-free and unharmed by the elements is equally important. The countertop can be used throughout the year for crafts and more, but the wrapping paper and other embellishments needs to be kept safely tucked away until needed. One of our storage systems, like the Contur or Redline Cabinets, is ideal for a wrapping station that offers a tidy, uncluttered look any time of the year.

Another option for a storage system is our Slatwall organizational system, one that provides flexible shelving for your scissors, gift bags, and more. When everything has a place, it’s easier to store it and also find it when you need it most. Clients love the “open concept” to this storage as well! It’s easy to find what you are looking for because the “Grab and Go” Baskets and bags display your items perfectly. And, depending on the size of your items, they can be stored in the Storbox or Shelfbox systems.

Make it Match

If you have a corner or wall space in an existing room that you’d love to turn into your wrapping/craft station, we can help. We can create a look for you that blends seamlessly into whatever space you have, offering a lot of storage potential in a small area. Our different lines of closet organizational systems are fully customizable, offering our customers many options to choose from when looking to create something personalized. Matching your existing décor is easy, and we can help make a gift-wrapping workspace that not only looks amazing but is highly functional, too.

Garage Décor and More designs and installs custom organization systems in St. Clair County, Illinois and Madison County, Illinois as well as the St. Louis Metropolitan area. We offer free consultations and personalized service so that your custom organizational system fits your space, needs and budget. It’s the perfect time to create the holiday gift-wrapping station you’ve always wanted! Let us show you the many solutions we offer. Call us today to schedule your free consultation at (618) 789-7969 or contact us here.

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Organizing Your Child’s Nursery

organizing your child's nurseryWhether or not it’s your first child you’re expecting or your third, preparing a nursery can be a stressful experience. There are so many fine details to hammer out and as a nesting mother or their spouse, you want to ensure everything is perfect for your little one. While designing and decorating the nursery may be a fun, exciting part of baby preparation, figuring out ways to keep it organized is another important part of the whole process.

Here are some helpful tips on organizing your child’s nursery.

Start with the Basics

Deciding on what area rug looks best and how to arrange the gallery wall are not the most pressing matters of the nursery. Your baby first needs a place to sleep and be changed, as well as storage for “all things baby”. Start by looking for a crib, preferably a newer model to align with safety regulations. You can learn more about baby crib safety by visiting the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website here.

Revamp the Changing Table

Not every nursery has an abundance of room to fit all baby-related items comfortably, especially if your new nursery is sharing space with a guest room or home office. This is where you have to get creative and decide what is absolutely necessary for you and your baby. An easy way to save space is to combine the dresser and changing table. Pick a dresser with lots of storage and make sure it is anchored to the wall. Add a secured changing pad to the top, and you’ve got a changing table, too.

Use Closet Space to Your Advantage

No matter if your closet is large and spacious or small and cramped, it is possible to make the most of your space when organizing. Redline Closet Systems offers customizable closet solutions to meet your needs, regardless of available space. There is even a soft close option for drawers so your little one’s fingers don’t get smashed when they are old enough to start exploring. You can also check out these closet accessories that have options for storing toys and items large and small.

Verticalize It

It’s smart to use your wall space for storage. Using StoreWALL is an easy way to store toys, lotions, diapers and more when you’re limited on space. Storing things on the wall is also a great way to keep things out of reach from your little one when they start crawling. Not only does it free up limited floor space, it can create an interesting, creative aesthetic on your nursery room walls.

Categorize the Clothes

As an expectant mother, you most likely have more baby clothes than you know what to do with in an assortment of sizes. It’s wise to organize the clothes in three different categories: what fits now, what will fit in the future and what has already been outgrown. Keep what fits now nearby and easily accessible. What will fit in the future can be stored in the closet that is easy to get to, but out of the way of what fits now. What has already been outgrown can be placed to the side, under the crib or in the basement, ready to donate or hand down to family members or friends.

Keep the Crib Clean

Although you want the crib area to have toys and interesting decor for the baby to admire when in their crib, eliminate what you actually hang on the wall. If there are a lot of things hanging over the crib, the risk of things falling onto your baby increases. Avoid hanging more than a mobile over the crib so your baby stays safe. It’s also important to not place too many items in the crib when the baby is small for fear of suffocation. Rely on one of Garage Décor and More’s closet organization systems for storage of items your baby can play with and admire doing the day, and keep out of their crib at night.

Once you have all of your nursery organization needs taken care of, you can begin the fun part: decorating and design! For any storage needs you may have for your nursery, visit garagedecorandmore.com or call (618) 789-7969 for a free consultation. One of our experts will help make the most of your space!

Closing out the Summer: How to Organize Your Shed

organize your shedThe saying goes, “All good things must come to an end,” and as we say our good-byes to the warm, summer months, we must also plan for the colder days ahead. It’s time to begin the process of preparing any of our summer toys and items for storage. From gardening tools to golf clubs, it’s time to figure out where everything is going to be stored, safely and out of the way this winter.

If you are lucky enough to have a shed or boat house, that extra space can certainly help alleviate overflow from your basement and garage. At Garage Décor and More, we can make the most out of any storage space you have, and as the seasons change we find it’s the BEST TIME to get organized!

Typically, sheds do a decent job withstanding the changing temperatures we see in the Midwest. It’s still important to prep your outdoor garage or shed prior to the harsh winter days ahead. If you are using your outdoor shed to store items of value, it’s important to keep your investments safe all year long! There are ways to winterize your shed now so when spring arrives, your items are intact and ready for warmer weather.

A thorough cleaning of your shed can happen now, while the summer days are coming to a close. The weather is cooler and more accommodating for an outdoor undertaking! It’s time to organize those outdoor planters no longer in use, your fertilizers, garden tools and more. Are things broken? Now is the best time to dispose of those items and keep a running list of what you may want to buy now or first thing next spring.

Secure any unused potting soils, mulches, or fertilizers in individual bags or containers. This keeps rodents from using your shed as their winter home, potentially damaging any of your personal items…and surprising you as you open the door in the spring! Think about installing a StoreWALL system in your shed, placing items off the floor and organized for ease. The system is waterproof and rugged, offering spots for your tools, garden hose, and more.

Sweep the floor and remove cobwebs, getting rid of insects as best you can to prep your shed for the winter months. While you’re at it, clean your tools as well and store them in plastic for good results. Interested in installing cabinets for your shed? We offer the Workbench line of cabinets that are heavy duty and suited for garages, sheds, and basements. This way, all of your personal items have an extra layer of protection.

If you own a leaf blower or lawn mower, make sure to remove oil and gas from those items. And even though they will be in your shed during the colder months, it is also smart to cover the equipment with a tarp to cut down on any dust or moisture that may seep in. Also, make sure you dispose of any oil, thinners, fuel and paint safely. Many municipalities have certain days for collection of these items in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner. Contact your city office for more information.

Once you organize the shed and clean it out, it will be easier to inspect for any damage. Maybe it’s time to consider a better floor for your shed? Reinforce the flooring with our Lock-tile product, an effective way to protect any items you may be storing directly on your shed’s floor. If you see any holes or damage, use caulk to fill them in and this will keep pests from accessing your shed. Repairing your shed or outdoor garage now is the best way to prevent further damage from happening.

After assessing your existing storage space, determine what may need to be improved. Do you need to make better use of its layout? If so, contact Garage Décor and More for a free, personalized consultation. We will come to your home and help you create a personalized plan for your storage. Check out all we have to offer online at www.garagedecorandmore.comor give us a call at (618) 789-7969.