10 Reasons Why Customers Contact Garageflex for Their Garage Makeover – Reason #9

Here is our penultimate reason why customers have made the decision and had a garage makeover from Garageflex:

#9 Clean it up which then reduces the amount of dust creating a safe place to store any precious items.

Dust Me

Remember, with Garageflex, we can help you choose the right kind of wall or ceiling storage option as well as resin or tile flooring solution. Our fantastic range of space saving shelves, cabinets, baskets, brackets and racks are all available on our e-STORE for DIY use or, if you would prefer to have your garage designed and installed by us, then why not look at some garage makeovers to give you an idea of what we can do for you

To contact Garageflex:

Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

10 Reasons Why Customers Contact Garageflex for Their Garage Makeover – Reason #1

There are a whole variety of reasons why customers decide to have their garage transformed and choose Garageflex for this purpose.  The first reason is:

#1 To organise and tidy up the clutter, helping them find what they wanted, when they wanted it.

Remember, with Garageflex, we can help you choose the right kind of wall or ceiling storage option as well as resin or tile flooring solution. Our fantastic range of space saving shelves, cabinets, baskets, brackets and racks are all available on our e-STORE for DIY use or, if you would prefer to have your garage designed and installed by us, then why not look at some garage makeovers to give you an idea of what we can do for you

To contact Garageflex:

Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

Time To Think Garage Doors, Security and ‘Curb Appeal’!

When thinking of the most important aspects of our home, we usually consider the interior or the garden first and rarely think of our garage and the garage door as being particularly important! It’s understandable that many of us don’t realise how important our garage door is to our home but the condition of the door can have a significant impact on a couple of areas:

Security
You may not think that your garage door will affect your home security but if it is visibly weak, damaged or broken it can draw the unwanted attention of criminals searching for vulnerable properties. If your garage door is broken, you should get it repaired as soon as possible by an expert in garage door repairs.

‘Curb Appeal’
Selling your home can be difficult enough due to the current condition of the housing market and the last thing you need is for your garage door to be damaging your chances! It is as important as your front door, if not more so, because of its size and prominence. If you’re trying to sell your home then you may have heard estate agents talk about ‘curb appeal’; this refers to how appealing your home’s exterior is to potential buyers. Unfortunately, if your garage door isn’t quite looking its best, your curb appeal won’t be having a positive effect on your chances of selling your home for its potential value.

To contact Garageflex:
Email us at info@garageflex.co.uk, visit our website at www.garageflex.co.uk, ‘like’ us on facebook, ‘follow’ us on twitter or call us on 01491 579975

Ever Thought Of Applying Feng Shui To Your Car?

It may sound odd but if you do a lot of driving then applying these simple rules could make a real difference to the energy inside your car.

feng shui car

Our top tips to do this are :

  • Clear out the clutter: make sure you regularly clear the car of clutter in both the boot and the passenger area.  This could mean taking out all those parking permits and sweet wrappers or just sorting out the kids toys taken into the car.  Having an uncluttered car almost guarantees good feng shui!
  • Allow in fresh air:  Regularly allow fresh air into the car rather than just using your air conditioning.  Or if you prefer, use a car aromatherapy diffuser to help with different moods.  Try peppermint and lemongrass to make you more energised or use peppermint to provide a more soothing and calming influence.
  • Bring in some good feng shui items: This could be anything from your favourite colours to rock crystals to images that make you feel good.  Don’t hang things from your rear view mirror though as this could be distracting!  Music of course is another positive factor to apply here and can dramatically change your mood so think about some feel good tunes to have around.
  • What’s the best car colour?: You really have to go with what you like as this will boost the enjoyment you get from the car.  Another thing to think about is looking at your birth colour and choosing things to go in the car that apply to this.  Or if you need some inspiration, try this link.
  • And one final tip:  Don’t park your car facing your house as this can create a slightly attacking quality of energy.  If possible, park the headlights facing away.

Let us know if you found this useful and if it works for you.

 

Umm, can you pass the torch?

_MG_2935Poor lighting in your garage can not only cause problems finding what you need, it can also be dangerous if you have any steps or obstacles.  And if you use your garage for DIY projects or tinkering with cars or bikes, then it is a good idea to think whether what you have is fit for purpose.

The two main lighting types to consider are overall lighting and focused lighting.

By overall lighting, we mean the main lighting to the whole garage which comes in the form of overhead fluorescent lights.   Focused lighting benefits those who need to work in particular areas of the garage and items such as portable work lamps, head lamps, floor lamps and inspection lamps are all good choices here.

We have a few top tips when thinking about your garage lighting and remember as part of a Garageflex installation, we can clad your ceiling to incorporate any lighting, making it a brighter and safer place to be.

Garageflex’s Top Tips:

1.  Light your garage and any stairs well.

2.  Use the maximum safe wattage in light fixtures, this can usually be found inside the light fitting.

3.  Avoid using naked bulbs and shield any bulbs used near work areas to reduce the risk of breakage and fire.

4.  Consider what you use your garage for, general lighting may suffice or you may need more focused points of light for working on projects.

5.  Consider having your ceiling clad or painted white, this can make a surprising amount of difference as the light bounces off it rather than absorbing it.

Any questions, we would love to hear from you, info@garageflex.co.uk or 01491 579975.

Are the electrics in your garage safe?

electricsKeeping all electrical cables in good working order is imperative in your home AND your garage. Run through our checklist below to get some top tips on making your garage safe. 

1.  Make sure all electrical cords are in good condition.  Replace any that are frayed, knotted or coiled.

2.  Check electrical ratings on appliance cords and extension cords.  make sure all appliances are carrying proper loads.

3.  Outdoors, use only extension cords marked specifically for outdoor use.

4.  Use child-resistant outlet covers on wall outlets if children live in or visit your home.

5.  Check for safety certifications from recognised testing organisations on all electrical appliances, cords and fixtures.

6.  Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for power usage.  Use extension cords only temporarily and remove extension cords when you are finished.

7.  Keep all electrically powered appliances and equipment dry and away from exposure to water.

You can contact Garageflex by emailing us at info@garageflex.co.uk, calling us on 01491 579975 or liking us on Facebook.