Perhaps you’re short on space but don’t want to invest in a huge remodeling project. More and more homeowners are converting their garages into a livable area.
If you live on a quiet street with ample street parking or have a sizable driveway, transforming your garage into a game room, home gym, play room, art studio, or even a home theater might be an intriguing option.
When spending a lot of time at home, you may find your current living situation a bit cramped. Interacting with family or roommates is enjoyable, but everyone appreciates a little extra space.
By making your garage an attractive place to unwind, you’re adding an entire new “room” to your home.
Building on additional rooms can take a lot of time and money, so utilizing your garage is a simple, cost-effective solution.
Start off by cleaning up your space—this is a perfect opportunity to do a big spring clean and donate items you no longer need—then throw down a cozy rug and move a few comfortable seating options into place.
If your yard is on the smaller side, you can setup a small play set in your garage as well. Or, make a “jungle gym” for adults with the addition of dumbbells, a weight bench, and a pull up bar.
Bonus points if you can fit in a treadmill or stationary bike.
During the warm summer months, you can leave your garage door open and enjoy fresh air while taking advantage of the amenities in your indoor/outdoor space.
Maybe you’re fortunate to live in a mild climate where you can raise your door year round.
Don’t forget that mini fridge!
Having refreshments and snacks nearby will come in handy while watching your favorite thriller or working up a sweat.
This idea is sounding more appealing by the second.
Installing shelving will help you keep your converted garage clutter free and organized.
Use open bins to store toys on lower levels, reserving the higher shelves for well-loved novels and sports trophies… what’s so bad about being “Most Improved?”
Perhaps you have a dog or children who often track mud and dirt into your home. Installing a rinse off station in your garage will make cleanup a breeze, saving you time and energy later.
We all know how fun daily Swiffer sessions can be, but it’s time to upgrade your cleaning strategy.
Now this idea is not for everyone. If you live in an especially cold climate, or don’t have another safe, convenient place to park your vehicles, keep your cars in your garage.
You can always build a (s)he shed in your backyard…