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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
When the weather warms up and you’re getting excited to get your
boat back out on the water, it’s time to brush off that winter dust and take
your boat out of storage. Here are a few maintenance tips on how to dewinterize
a boat and make sure it’s in ship shape for the coming season.
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
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.
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.
At Newmart Builders, we’ve earned a solid reputation for our durable, affordable steel buildings made with American steel. In fact our customers love the convenience and affordability of our garages and carports for storing vehicles, boats, supplies, and equipment.
But did you know that our steel buildings can be customized to create the ultimate workshop or hobby center, too?