The Garage Butler

The Garage Butler

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We recently came across this ingenious little device at our clients home -- The Garage Butler is a device that will automatically close your garage door when you forget. I am sure we all know people who have lost a bike or some other item in their garage the door was left open. Indeed it is not hard to inadvertently leave the garage door open. This patented device attaches to any garage door mechanism that has a working opener/closer button and will not interfere with the opener's normal operation, nor will it interfere with any infrared safety circuit. Basically you can set it so that the garage door will close after a time delay of 3-10-20-30-45 or 60 minutes. For more info check it out at http://www.garagebutler.com/  
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Storage Tip #2 — Wall Beds

Storage Tip #2 — Wall Beds

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Perhaps the most timeless example of city dwellers maximizing space is the wall bed. For most people the term conjures up the image of a Murphy Bed that folds out of an over-sized closet. Most common in turn of the century buildings, the practical characteristics are undeniable but unfortunately many fold out beds are neither aesthetically pleasing nor are they conducive to a good nights sleep. Recently however, I have come across some great wall beds that combine modern design with luxurious sleeping. If they are done right wall beds really provide a practical way to create a multi-use room. I have seen some excellent wall beds that allow a room to work as both a bedroom/guestroom and a beautiful living and work space. Perhaps the best example is the space designed…
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Storage Tip #1 — Garage Storage

Storage Tip #1 — Garage Storage

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Do San Francisco abodes ever have enough storage space? With the answer to this rhetorical question in mind I have decided to highlight the top five creative storage solutions that I come across at open houses and brokers tours in the next two weeks. Tip #1: Maximizing Garage Space -- Look up When looking at garages most home buyers and home owners are first and foremost focused on whether the car can fit through the door. After that, evaluating the storage capacity tends to revolve around available floor space and figuring out where storage shelves can be installed. But many overlook all the unused air space above the car. Creative home owners turn that air space into storage space. I saw one easy upgrade in a Noe Valley garage: just…
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