Your Garagenous Zone: Innovative Ideas for the Garage

Overview

Not simply a storage unit or holding space for cars, the garage is reconceived in this innovative design book as a "flex" space for family members that can be clean, organized, and functional (and still house cars). Wall organizers, garage cabinets, and an ergonomically designed workbench are among the suggestions described and illustrated through a case study of how one family reinvented their garage from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. Creative ideas for making the garage into a multipurpose room include ...

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Overview

Not simply a storage unit or holding space for cars, the garage is reconceived in this innovative design book as a "flex" space for family members that can be clean, organized, and functional (and still house cars). Wall organizers, garage cabinets, and an ergonomically designed workbench are among the suggestions described and illustrated through a case study of how one family reinvented their garage from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. Creative ideas for making the garage into a multipurpose room include placing a television on a wall swivel and moving the treadmill into the garage to create a family gym. Feng shui tips, an overview of garage-design trends over the past 100 years, and speculations about how garages will look in the year 2020 provide a revealing perspective on the importance of transforming the dark, dingy cavern in American homes into a bright, desirable living space.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967587509
  • Publisher: Paragon Garage Company, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 1,430,862
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill West, CRS, is a consultant for garage-building and remodeling companies. He has been profiled in major newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, and has been a guest on television shows and nationally syndicated radio programs dedicated to home improvement. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Preface x
Acknowledgments xi
Bob's Story: an Introduction 13
Resolving the Landfill Mentality in the Garage 17
The Garagenous Zone Model: Nine Objectives for a Functional & Organized Garage 21
Reinventing the Garage: How to Create the Garagenous Zone Model 31
A Case Study in Reinventing the Garage 63
The Garage Door and Openers: The Largest Entry into the House 73
Quick Tips & Product Ideas for the Well-Appointed Garage 79
Feng Shui for the Garage: Practical Applications for Everyday Living, Gary Hendrickson 99
Architectural Design Concepts for the Garage when Building a New Home 109
Interior Feature Ideas for the Garage when Remodeling or Building a New Home 121
Bonus Ideas: Going beyond the Garage 127
Famous Garages: The Incubator of American Industry 133
Garage Trivia 139
A Century of Historical Trends in the American Garage 145
My 2020 Vision of the Garage for the Future 151
Geographical Directory of Professional Organizers 163
Resource Directory 172
About the Author 175
Index 177
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