There is an ever raging battle in homes between the need for living space and the need for storage. For years, garages have been off-limits but as we find ourselves spending more time at home, maybe it’s time to repurpose that garage and give you and your family more space.
A small garage can easily become a spacious office. By clearing out the clutter, and adding some storage, electrical outlets, and an internet connection, you’ll be able to work from home in style. Depending on your job, you may consider making it a mixed-use room as well, and set up part of the office for hobbies and crafts.
Having guests over can be a joy, but there are parts of it that can be awkward. By turning a garage into a guest room, you give your guest their own space away from the family, allowing for them to decompress and feel comfortable without feeling like they’re imposing.
Home theatre systems have become more technologically advanced, and less expensive. Taking your unused garage space and turning it into an entertainment room will allow you and your family to watch movies, catch up on TV, and play video games on the best equipment possible.
Skip the gym but still get your workout in by repurposing your garage as your own exercise space. Depending on your goals, it can be as easy as moving out the clutter and moving in the equipment, or you can install gym floor mats, mirrors, and lighting to gain a more professional feel.
If you have a larger family, you can sometimes find yourself without a place to hide or call your own. The kids have taken over the basement, and your spouse is watching that show you don’t like. Repurposing your garage into a lounge gives you that one more space to call your own, or enjoy with your family. Leaving the garage door in place also adds an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while staying inside during the warmer months.