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:

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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

Getting To Grips with Those Hard To Store Bikes

Bikes are notoriously difficult to store.  Even in the garage they always seem to be exactly where you need to get to.  Meaning you have to move one or, in some cases more, bikes to actually get to the item behind.  And children don’t like moving their own bikes so parents use up more valuable time sorting it all out.Luckily there are some sensible solutions which won’t break the bank.
Garageflex’s online store has a number of options available to get your bikes off the floor and onto the wall or ceiling, making better use of your garage space.  Our prices start from as little as £55.17 for a Ceiling Hoist or £90.57 for a Vertical Bike Rack Complete Solution which fits to your garage wall. All prices include P&P.
And with the opportunity to see stage one of the Tour de France at Yorkshire’s Festival of Cycling next year, what better way to get ready than to keep all your equipment stored together.

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.

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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.

 

Ceiling Solutions

Some of the most popular items on our e-store are our ceiling solution products and so we thought we would talk about them in a little more detail to show you just how easy they are to fit and all the sorts of things they can be used for.

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The major component of our ceiling systems is the PowerTrak from which all the hooks, racks and hangers are installed. The PowerTrak is mounted to the ceiling joists then the hooks, hangers and racks have twist connectors which allow quick mounting to the PowerTrak. There are no permanent fasteners required.  So once you have this installed you can then add any of our ceiling accessories to suit your needs.

 GT7004E Overhead Storage Rack The GT7004 Overhead Storage Rack (4x4ft) allows you to use that valuable ceiling space.  The rack provides 53 cubic feet of storage and has a capacity of 250lbs.  With open mesh shelving for easy viewing of stored items, its an ideal place to store seasonal sports equipment or other bulky items. Available with or without PowerTrak from £173.00 including P&P.
The GT9000 D Hanger Hook features a hanger hook with a large, flat holding surface.  Each hook is priced at just £18.00 but a package of 2 hooks with PowerTrak can be purchased from our e-store for just £53.18. 
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The GT9001 C Hanger Hook features a hanger hook with a large, rounded bottom which is very versatile for holding different shaped objects close to the ceiling.  Available as a single hook at £18.00 or as a package with PowerTrak for £53.18.

So if you are ready to get items off the floor and onto the ceiling, why not take a look at our e-store to find out more.

Restore the Balance of Vital Energy in Your Garage with Our Quick Guide to Feng Shui

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art which balances the energy levels in your home.  And we thought, why couldn’t this be used in the garage?  It may even result in a better time on your bike or a lower golf handicap.   So here’s our top tips to get your garage bursting with positive energy.

1.       Declutter.  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, just get rid of all your unwanted junk.  It might be a time consuming process but it will help you establish what is worth keeping and what can be freecycled, given to charity or sent to the tip.  Remember you must be brave and you must be honest otherwise it’s a pointless task.

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2.       Give your garage an airing.  Sounds a bit mad right?  But actually letting good quality air and light into your garage is essential for good feng shui energy.  If you can’t leave your door open why not think about an air purifying plant, we’ve found a little list of some good options.

3.       Paint the walls in a colour that pleases you or panel it with some of our TekPanel (now available in different colours as part of our Ultimate Range) to keep you happy when you are inside.  Or put up pictures of things you love and that make you happy.

4.       Add wall storage such as cabinets where you can store items and close the doors on.  Also using specialist tool storage racks will keep items all together and out of the way, ensuring they are safe from little hands.

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5.       Fix your squeaky or broken garage door.  See our recent blog on how easy this is to do.

6.       Check the safety in your garage such as electrics and lighting, ensuring there are no cables to trip over.

7.       And finally.  Always park your car with the headlights facing away from the house.  The reason behind this a car is man-made and if this points to your house it can create bad energy, certainly something to avoid.

So there you have it – positive energy all the way for your garage and hopefully it might just rub off on other aspects of your life too.  Happy feng shuiing!

Case Study – Tonbridge

We have just added a great new case study profiling a recent garage makeover in Tonbridge.  Our customer wanted to transform his garage to make the most of the space available, as well as hiding an unsightly boiler area.  Our solution was to build a stud wall to hid the boiler whilst allowing the wall to be used for storage purposes.

Our customer now has a fantastic looking garage with all the storage he needs, a fantastic floor and everything is clean and tidy.  For more images click here.

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Our Garageflex E-Brochure Is Now Available

We are really excited that our new e-brochure is now available.  If you are interested in seeing more then click here to fill in our online form and we’ll send you a copy.

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Once you have read through our brochure, you may decide that you would like us to come and see you to give you a free, no obligation quote for your garage.  To arrange an appointment, just call us on 01491 579975 or email us at info@garageflex.co.uk.

We design it.  We install it.  You enjoy it.

Free P&P on All Products Purchased Via Our e-STORE

We are delighted to announce that our e-store now carries no postage and packaging costs so the price you see is the price you pay.  Why not visit our e-store now to see what you could purchase for your garage?

Perhaps our Horizontal Bike Rack with TekTrak could be the answer to your bike storage worries.  This is a fantastic package that gives you the bike rack and some trak to install directly to your garage wall.  Only £112.70.

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Or looking to maximise your ceiling space?  How about our Overhead Storage Unit which connects to the ceiling and can be used to get lots of stuff off the ground and out of the way.  Only £173.

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For more ideas visit our online e-store.

Our Floor Tiles Are Available To Buy Online

We are really excited to announce that our floor tiles can now be purchased online via our e-store.  Our tiles come in a variety of colours with ramps also available to purchase.  Each tile costs just £8.85 and works out to approximately £29.50 per square metre.  This cost includes VAT and free shipping.

Here are just some of the benefits of a Garageflex Tiled floor.

 

To find out more about our tiled flooring please click here.  And don’t forget they were also profiled in May’s edition of TopGear magazine!