Garage Projects to Keep You Busy While at Home amid a Pandemic

Though some states have eased up their lockdown restrictions, many people are still reluctant to go out. If you’re one of them, that’s fine, but you probably have run out of things to do at home. You are probably tired of binge-watching sports series, Netflix shows, and YouTube videos. Perhaps, you also had taken up some hobbies, such as woodworking, building mechanical keyboards, cooking, cycling, or gardening.

But there’s one thing you probably haven’t touched: the garage. Taking on a garage improvement project could add value to your home and give you the space to have that alone time after a busy day at work.

Not sure where to start? Here are some project ideas that can give your garage a refreshed appearance.

Declutter and reorganize

Before you can make any major changes to your garage, you need to declutter and reorganize it. Go through stacks of boxes and other containers that have been piling up over the years. See which you can throw, donate, upcycle, or keep. For everything that you want to keep, reorganize them by adding storage options.

Organize tools by installing more tool cabinets. You can hang pegboards for tools you often use. Don’t overlook that empty wall space in your garage. Install some shelves to increase storage space. And if you plan to take on more DIY car repairs, consider installing 2-post automotive car lifts for more convenience.

Insulate the garage

After adding storage spaces and clearing up floor spaces, focus on insulating your garage. This way, you can use your garage year-round and reduce your monthly energy bills. Start with insulating the walls. Consider loose-fill insulation, which you can blow into the walls without tearing out the drywall. Another option is to install sound-proofing foam to the walls. This is a good option if you plan to create an area in the garage where you or your kids can play musical instruments so that you won’t disturb your neighbors.

Create a playroom for your kids

Other than building a music studio in the garage, you can also create a playroom for kids. They can go there once their online classes and other schoolwork are completed for the day. With this space, you can assure that they are safe as you do household chores or have that much-needed break after work.

Build a hobby area

If you’ve been working in the yard for your woodworking and other hobbies, you can’t continue this routine as the winter comes in. Create a hobby area in your insulated garage, so you can continue working on your passion projects even if the temperature is cold outside. That way, you can also continue reducing your stress from concerns over work-from-home setup, economic recession, and other COVID-19 issues.

Paint the garage floor

One easy way to give your garage a refreshed look is to paint its floor. Various types of products, such as epoxy resins, are available to improve the look of your garage floor. Some products even seal cracks, cover up stains, or even make your floor resistant to moisture, making it a good space to do car repairs.

Spend time on these projects to continue the battle against the monotonous life that the pandemic has brought on. If you want more projects, these mentioned ideas should get you inspired to create your own.

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What A Corporate Meeting Should Consist Of

When you are trying to put together a great corporate meeting, you need to have a few things in mind. The location needs to be sensible so most people won’t find it difficult to locate and arrive at. The seating must be calculated, so no one is left standing. The lighting and space must be correct, so you can see everyone. The content of the meeting has to be worth the trip! Don’t give a simple boring speech, make sure you have put effort into the presentation. Finally, always have time to mingle and therefore, you need catering.

Where to host it?

This is the eternal challenge. Where do you host a business meeting that will make sure everyone can get to it without trouble? Well, it should be central but not too central. You would rarely want to do a corporate meeting in a city if you can help it. There’s too much noise, there’s too much media exposure and you won’t have the privacy you want. If you don’t mind any of this, then sure, go with a city location. However, a town or stop-over location such as a train station town, would be better. Plan it so there are an airport and train station nearby. If you’re stuck for ideas, speak with a professional company like https://www.mtievents.com/ who can give you several of their locations. They will have the technology for the event up and ready to go to.

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The seating and space

Firstly, how many people have you invited? You will need to agree to the seating before you book an event. This way you will know what kind of room or hall you’ll need. However, you should always have around 10% of the seating chosen, as extra too. This way, if you have more people arrived, such as those that are taking a plus-one, without notifying you, they may still have somewhere to sit. 

A classic parting sea, seating is very common. However, it splits up the audience into two, if you don’t want that, you should go for the hall seating plan, whereby the audience is a giant mass with just one or two aisles to exit.

Make it worth it

The meeting you’re having is going to be seen by people who work in your industry, your clients and others, such as customers online. So, put effort into the presentation and think of it as content that will stay up online for many years to come. You want the audience and their reactions to being recorded too. So hire a filming crew for corporate events, and let them do their thing. Have a surprise waiting for the audience, shock them, delight them, make them laugh, just give them a corporate meeting they won’t forget soon.

Corporate meetings are very important to build up trust and respect with clients, and industry experts and professionals. You should never make it a run of the mill thing, always put your best efforts into it. 

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Curb Appeal Upgrades That Go Way Beyond A New Coat Of Paint

When it comes to home improvements, sometimes it’s just as important to look outside as in. The property’s exterior is the face of the home. It’s what gives the first impression and invites people to take a closer look. You might also be a little concerned that your property has been looking a little shabby compared to the rest of the neighborhood. Rather than simply paint over the fence and front door with a new coat of paint, here we’re going to look at changes that can make a truly massive difference.

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Make better use of the garden

There are few wastes of space quite so easy to identify as having a lawn. All the work that goes into maintaining a patch of grass that does little for you or anyone else is, to many people, simply not worth it. If you’re going to keep a plot of land for aesthetic purposes, then why not actually create an aesthetic with it? Get in touch with landscapers to look at how you can better sculpt your garden with different layers, retaining walls, flower beds, pathways, and more. What’s more, it can do a lot for the face of the home if you install some exterior lighting.

A whole new face for the home

One of the reasons that so many home designers recommend that you add a new coat of paint to the home when possible is that even minor changes can transform the appearance of the home, giving it a new burst of life. However, some homes do just look a little old fashioned on the outside due to the choice of facade. If you want to really update the exterior of the home, you don’t need to get rid of that facade, but rather, you can give it a new one with the help of composite panel manufacturers. Composite panel systems and cladding are two great examples of how you can construct a new exterior over the older one, giving the home a completely different design.

Add a new room to the home

Not every change for the sake of curb appeal has to be solely aesthetic. There are practical changes that can be just as effective at improving the appearance of the home, as well. When we talk about adding a room outside the home, we’re talking about creating a porch or patio space where you can entertain guests, have a meal, or simply enjoy lounging in the outdoors. Few things look more inviting than a space that has carefully been created to host people outdoors. However, it takes some work to create such a space. Aside from the decking or pavers, you also need to consider lighting, heating, furniture, and more when you’re building it.

Curb appeal isn’t only important for the sake of your ego and how you think your home looks. It can also be a significant driving factor in the resale value of the home. It might be worth investing in a few upgrades.

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