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Celebrating America From Your Garage

With the 4th of July fast approaching, you may be looking for a place to celebrate with friends and family. Having outdoor parties is great, but with the blazing sun and rising temps here in the desert, the conditions can be less than favorable. Hosting within your home is another option, however, sometimes this limits the amount of people you can entertain. A great solution for this unique problem is hosting a celebration within your garage. With the right preparation, your garage can be an extension of your living space, and it can become the life of the party! Here’s a few ideas on how you can get your garage Independence Day ready! 

UPDATE YOUR DOORS

While the doors may not be visible while the party is going, it is important to establish your home as the one with the great curb appeal during after-party hours. Cleaning up the exterior of your home and keeping it that way throughout the year will help create that inviting space that people are looking for in a hangout hideaway. 

Updating your doors also ensures that they will be working properly when you have people over. They will open and close when you need them to, and they should be nice and clean. 

UPDATE FLOORS

Having updated floors of your garage may not seem like a pressing issue, since your cars are going to be parked on them anyways, right? In actuality, refinishing your floors or adding a fresh coat of paint or sealant can actually increase their lifespan as well as freshening up appearances. 

If you plan on doing any kind of hosting in your garage, giving your floors a fresh face can make the entire area seem cozier. From garage sales to hangouts, a clean floor will make you and the rest of the neighborhood want to spend more time in there. 

SHELVING

Though the neighborhood might not be critiquing your shelving choices, simply getting the extra clutter out of the way can make the space entirely more inviting. If you plan on hosting movie nights or similar events, you can frame in the projector screen or television with built in shelves as well, making the space more homey. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Speaking of screens, having the right equipment to host an event in your garage is essential. Whether you want to host movie nights or cheer on your favorite sports teams, getting a large, high quality projector and screen or television will take your spot to the next level. Make sure that the screen is visible from all parts of the garage, and that it is large enough for everyone to view, regardless of how many guests you are entertaining. 

SEATING

Seating in your garage hideaway should be versatile, especially if you still plan on using it as a garage while you are not hosting events. While a big cozy couch may seem like a good choice, it is not necessarily practical, unless you are planning on using your garage as a permanent living area. Utilizing outdoor furniture or foldable furniture might be a better option as they can be moved outside or folded up and stored when not in use. With this in mind, you also want to consider the comfort of your guests. It may take some time, but there is a happy middle ground to be found. 

If you have questions about updates for your garage, or you want to move forward with upgrading your opener or doors, contact the experts at Sun City Garage Door today!