RV and Boat Storage: Comparing Your Options

RV Storage

As the season grows colder and we start hunkering down for the winter weather, certain outdoor recreational activities get put aside for a few months. The air and water start becoming too cold for boating, while the snow and holidays start making RV camping difficult. But when spring rolls around, nothing will deflate your boating or camping plans like seeing weather damage from improper boat or RV storage.

Luckily, avoiding damage to your expensive recreational investments is as simple as finding the proper storage options for your boat or RV. Finding the perfect storage space may seem daunting, but here at Newmart Builders, we want to help you make the most informed decision when it comes to RV or boat storage.

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Use Metal Garage Kits for a Home Office

Home Office with Modern Decor

Whether you work from home or run your own business, finding a dedicated space to do your work is essential to achieving work-life balance. While many homeowners consider remodeling their home to create a suitable workspace, a garage can easily serve as a home office, without the hassle, time, and mess of a home renovation project.

Garage spaces are separate from your home, too, providing the perfect option if you need to meet with clients or simply want a quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of your normal household. Adding a detached garage can provide even more privacy.

Ready to get started converting your garage into a productive home office? Read on for our best tips and tricks.

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Increase Storage with a Metal Garage

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The garage is usually one of the most disorganized spaces in any home. Built to hold vehicles, garage spaces aren’t designed to handle storage, at least not without a bit of help. Yet many homeowners find their garages filled with a wide variety of items that don’t seem to fit anywhere else.

If you’re tripping over a sea of boxes, need a place to store your tools, or just want to clean up so you can park your car in the garage again, you’ll want to check out these tips to maximize your garage space.

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Six Most Essential Elements of Any Woodworking Space

Woodworker

Most woodworkers start out with a collection of tools and a bench in the corner of their garage or basement. However, as their skills and supplies increase, woodworkers outgrow their corner and may need to consider getting a dedicated shed or workshop outbuilding. They’ll know it’s time for a woodworking shop when cars no longer fit in the garage, or when larger equipment and finished pieces can’t be easily carried up and down the basement steps.

Adding a woodworking shed or outbuilding is not only more convenient but also safer for the woodworker and their family. A shed means machines and tools can be stored securely away from children. And, sheds or outbuildings can be surprisingly affordable, depending on their size and type.

Regardless of the shed’s size or the woodworker’s budget, every woodshop needs these essentials: lumber and tool storage, a stationary machine area, worktables and benches, a finishing area, dust collection system, and safety equipment.

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Should I Build a Metal Carport or Garage?

Carport garage

Whether you need to protect the family car or are looking for a great place to keep your boat, motorcycle, or hotrod, you might be considering both carports and garages to fulfill your needs. Both offer advantages, so it’s important to weigh your options before making your final choice.

To make it easier, we’ve laid out the pros and cons of both carports and garages, so you can make your final decision with confidence.

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What Everyone Needs to Know Before Buying Metal Outbuildings

Metal building

If getting out the lawnmower first requires pulling the car out of the garage, or if only one car can fit in your two-car garage because lawn equipment takes up too much space, it might be time to get a shed. Sheds, or outbuildings, can be the ideal outdoor storage solution. Before getting one, however, there are some important things to consider, including durability, size, zoning restrictions, foundation, style, and landscape placement.

Today’s post offers a closer look at what you need to think about within these planning considerations in order to choose the best structure for your unique property. We’ll also show you why steel buildings, like our pre-priced metal garages, are an excellent solution.

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Man Caves Have Evolved – It’s Time to Build Yours

The Man Cave

Men have evolved and their “caves” have, too.  The modern man cave is no longer a corner of the family garage where Dad and his friends drink beer while working on a car. No, today’s man cave is a well-appointed space where a guy can watch sports, entertain friends, and pursue his hobbies. The modern man cave is large enough to accommodate comfortable furniture, a bar, and all the equipment a man’s hobbies require.

It has never been easier or more affordable to add a man cave, or workshop structure, to a property. Clearing the garage and moving cars out into the elements is old school. With a stand-alone structure, the family cars can stay in the garage and modern men can use 100% of the new space as their own personal escape, party place, sports lounge, or creative workshop.

The simplest solution is a steel structure like those we build here at Newmart Builders. These come in a variety of prefabricated designs or kits to build yourself or with the help of a local contractor.

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Consider a Metal Building as Part of Your She Shed Plans

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Do you ever dream of a private retreat where you can leave the cares of daily living behind? A place just for you. No kids. No husband. No blaring TV. A space to relax, recharge and rejuvenate…

Well you don’t need to book a trip to an exotic spa or meditation center to get the peace you crave. In fact, your private retreat could be as close as your own backyard in your very own She Shed. Continue reading “Consider a Metal Building as Part of Your She Shed Plans”

7 Winter Tips for Horse Health & Safety

horse in snow

Winter is fast approaching around the country. That means below-freezing temperatures, wind, cold rain, and of course snow and ice for many areas across the US. If you’re planning to keep your horses outdoors this winter, it’s important to plan for their health and comfort as cold weather approaches.

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