Archive for the 'Garages' Category

Remodeling in History: How to remodel your garage for only $1,618

Here’s a clever ad that ran July 9, 1965 in the St. Petersburg Independent:  The newspaper ad reads: “Buy an Opel Kadett. Put it in your garage and suddenly your garage never looked so cavernous. Opel’s 58 inches of width makes all sorts of room for tricycles, lawn mowers, bushel baskets and sleds. However, do [...]

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A modern-day catchall, the garage gets organized

Clem DeCrane built his dream garage at his Medina home in 2004. He stores his collection of Americana and his Studebaker in the garage and hosts an annual family clambake there. By Kathleen Murphy Colan, Special to The Plain Dealer The first place home remodelers often look for inspirational ideas to remake into dream space [...]

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Tragic fire in Long Beach: Sleeping rooms without a window or door to the outside are illegal

Two girls died in a fire this morning in Long Beach and reports in an article initially stated that the garage in which they were sleeping was legally converted to living space. Later, Long Beach Fire Capt. Mike Duree said the garage was not permitted for residency. Specifically, the garage was divided into two spaces, [...]

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Jay Leno’s on board with bird-friendly, neighborhood-friendly wind turbines

Got wind? I love the idea of harnessing that clean power. But when I found out that many wind farms are set in the paths of migratory birds and that the turbines kill scores of birds annually, well, my support of the technology dried up. Plus, those giant windmills are pretty much a nonstarter for [...]

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Attached garage gives couple room to grow

As you lean back against a comfy armchair in Barbara and Gene Noller’s family room, you can hardly grasp what they’re telling you: This used to be a garage. Nothing here speaks the architectural “language” of a dreary, drafty garage: not the wood floors, the French doors, not the sheer swag curtains at the windows [...]

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Book Report: Garage Sale America

Good news, junkies! Garage-sale shopping is bigger than ever, helped along no doubt by the environmental movement’s focus on reusing and recycling. Garage Sale America, a new book by Bruce Littlefield, takes the reader on a journey of homey bargains. Here are some reader comments from Amazon: It is a quiet chilly afternoon, and the [...]

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A granite floor? Why not?

The great thing about living in a metropolitan area is your access to so many shops, supply houses and enterprises. Daniel Gonzales and Janice Stango took full advantage of this when they set out to convert their old, dirt-floored garage in North Hollywood into a sitting area (they will build a carport to replace it [...]

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Losing a garage, gaining a workshop

When Chantal Dussouchaud and Harry Dolman bought this Hollywood Hills home, they had one major objection to it: the massive driveway that dominated the entire front of the house. Part of the couple’s reaction stemmed from the fact that they had been living in Paris (they are both European natives), where the car culture is [...]

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