Electrical panelIn most of the garage projects we undertake, there’s at least one electrical panel that needs dealing with. Sometimes, we even find a veritable bank of panels, outlets and junctions boxes, all of which need to be addressed somehow. We’ve even seen electrical installations so imposing, they look like an electrical substation for the whole neighbourhood. Sure, from time to time, we see homes where the contractor took the time and effort to integrate the panel in a practical esthetically pleasing way. But more often than not, they’re an eyesore. So when it comes time to upgrade and renovate the garage, our clients invariably ask us to do something to hide those ugly utilitarian beasts.

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Aluminum staircaseAlmost all recently built homes we visit when putting together a free estimate have temporary wooden stairs, built as access to the home from the garage, at the time of construction. These stairs are rarely replaced by something more permanent later on. Either the homebuyer didn’t realize it when taking possession of the home, or the contractor didn’t pay much attention to this detail when finishing the construction. Either way, these wooden stairs suddenly become a focal point when it comes time to renovate and upgrade the garage. Our clients inevitably ask us to replace the old wooden one with a nicer staircase that matches the look and feel of the new garage.

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LightingThe design and remodelling of a residential garage, with melamine or steel cabinets, often require the creation of a workbench, so you can make any kind of small work specific to the maintenance of your house, or a workspace where you can enjoy your favorite kind of hobby. It is essential for optimizing the conditions in which you will have to perform these tasks to have a linear and efficient lighting perfectly adapted to the surface in question.

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IdeasWhile speaking with clients, we often find ourselves giving a deeper explanation of our raison d’être as garage remodelling specialists: how the company came to life, what attracted us to this particular field, etc. This week’s blog post is the perfect venue to do just that: tell you a little more about our company and ourselves.

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Tuffrax SupremeWith its second generation of heavy-duty overhead storage system, Tuffrax is taking storage organization to new heights! It is the strongest, safest and most versatile overhead storage system available on the market.

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Storing bikeAfter your winter or summer tires, your bike is probably the single most volume-heavy item you ever have to store in your residential garage. Imagine having to hang a box off a wall… a box that measures at least 72” long by 44” high by 24” deep. And when you think about it, there aren’t that many ways to hang a bike. Either you hang it by its frame, which is the method that requires the least amount of depth space, or you hang it by its front or back wheel.

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Men vs womenDespite what some might think, men aren’t the only ones dreaming about the perfect garage. Just like with the purchase of a new car, women play a vital role in the decision-making process. In fact, it’s often women who contact us first. Perhaps it’s a question of order, or maybe it’s about the overall look of the home interior. Whatever the reason, women too want practical solutions to rid the garage once and for all of is chaotic mess. So naturally, women take an active role in every step of the process, from conception through to finish. Often, as winter approaches, it’s the woman who pushes her husband to find a practical solution that will leave the garage tidy, with enough room to park the family car someplace warm and dry.

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Stunning looksContur Cabinets, designed and assembled in Montreal, are the result of a better looking, better functioning, at an affordable price, all-steel modular cabinet system development. European-inspired, these cabinets brilliantly combine styling and technical innovation. The aerospace-inspired swing-up contoured door is one of many unique features of these cabinets. Full-face handle-less doors and drawers are another one. Integrated finger-pulls allow for effort-free opening of doors while drawers glide open with a gentle push-to open/push-to-close mechanism. The end result is a stylish timeless design.

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PolitenessIt’s a sad fact, but nowadays, even the simplest forms of politeness seem to have fallen by the wayside. For a company like ours, it’s only natural to offer our clients free estimates––to travel to the client’s house on the day and at the time that suits the client best; to take precise measurements of the garage and discuss the client’s particular needs so we can provide a quote that lists every detail and the associated costs; and to email a hard copy of the quote so the client can consult it whenever and wherever they choose.

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Estimate vs quoteRight from the very start, we have always offered our clients a free estimate for their garage renovation projects. In fact, we give them much more than just an estimate—we provide a detailed quote, which is often accompanied by a 3D illustration of the finished project.

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