From Dean Dowd on June 23, 2008 in General Remodel
Father’s Day has recently come and gone, but let’s face it; whenever it’s Saturday it’s Father’s day, whenever boxes start toppling over in the garage…it’s Father’s day, and when Dad spends hours rubbing his beard and contemplating the kitchen…it is Father’s day. Remodel ideas are coming on faster than lighters at a Rolling Stones concert. So what are Dad’s top remodel choices likely to be? Here are a few odds-on favorites:
Okay, so we know Dad likes the outdoors. So what if we could incorporate fire into the equation? Jackpot! An outdoor fireplace will draw friends and family out into the yard, creating more time outside and away from the TV, more time with the alluring scent of burning wood in the air, and—Dads—another excuse to get that axe out and use it.
Dads like to barbeque. Dads like to get some pleasant, evening shade after work. Dads like to have a beer outside. Dad would love a covered porch or patio or even an outdoor room for relaxing and/or recreating. An outdoor room or covered porch will make for comfortable living and can add some serious value to your home.
With all these ideas flooding his mind on a daily basis, Dad will accumulate tools for that “someday” project, and he’ll keep every scrap piece of wood from the last project for possible future projects. All these tools and materials will undoubtedly pile up in the garage, especially if they are unorganized. And you know he’s considered putting in a work bench and tool shelves and wall hooks and more shelving there. So give dad a little nudge into the garage. It’s an easy, practical remodel and will free up a lot of usable space so it benefits everyone in the house.