Garage door opener tip for those building
We didn't choose our garage door openers - they were just installed. I don't know how much they cost without looking back at the pile of invoices. However, they have a WONDERFUL feature that I didn't even know existed - motion detection. You can turn it on or off on the opener on the wall, but if it is turned on you step in the garage and the lights on the opener turn on. Much easier than remembering to turn on the switch before you go out there. Each one has one so the one in the area of the garage you are in is the one that turns on - we have a 3 car garage and one or two of them turn on at most.
Just FYI for those building - this is one of those things I would have never thought of but I love (and was reminded of it as I went into the dark garage to get my purse out of my car!)