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Friday, March 7, 2008

Selling Your House? Time For A Garage Makeover!

Making your home stand out will give you an edge on your competition in today's real estate market. One way to accomplish this is to upgrade your garage. Changing your garage into a showplace can be easy and relatively cheap.

You can take advantage of a recent housing trend, the "Garage Makeover." There are all kinds of new products available to spruce up your garage.

You can get special garage flooring systems that snap together in one afternoon; tough enough to withstand our studded tires, oil, grease and dirt. Andyou can pick up 17' X 7' garage mats for about $149 at Wal-Mart or Home Depot.

Or... you can go with a complete garage floor refinishing system with epoxy finish in any color you can imagine. Most Home Depot stores or Lowes will carry these.

Along with a floor treatment, consider painting the walls & ceiling, especially if they're starting to get a bit dingy.
And you can't have too much lighting in a garage, most don't have enough. How about getting some fluorescent fixtures in 4-ft. or 8-ft. lengths.

Next, to get rid of all that clutter, you need shelving, cabinets and organizers. Getting stuff up off the floor will make a big difference in appearance.

With your garage all done over,your property will stand out from the competition.

Now get packing and get ready to move!

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