You can do a lot with the space in your garage, and it gives you options beyond what your house’s square footage allows for. You may be at a loss for what to do with your garage’s unused space, but fortunately, you won’t run out of things to do once you set foot in your garage and start to look around. Many homeowners have found novel uses for these areas, such as art studios, workshops, or extra storage. With that in mind, here are seven things you can have in your garage if you have space to really make the most of its potential.
One excellent use for a garage is to make it a home gym. If you don’t have space in your house to keep a treadmill, some weight, an exercise bike, and whatever else you need to get fit and healthy, your garage will have that space. Plus, the added bonus is you can go in and shut the door and enjoy a private workout session.
An Entertainment System
Not everyone has the same likes and dislikes when it comes to entertainment, and if you want to enjoy your music in your own way, you can go to the garage and listen in peace. Or why not set up a home theatre system and not just like to music but watch movies too? Add some comfy chairs and a big screen for the finishing touches.
Another useful feature for a garage could be as a home office. People normally assume they have to use a spare bedroom or part of their kitchen or living room if they are working from home, but the garage – when decorated and made comfortable – is ideal. You’ll need good lighting, desk and chair, and electricity to make it work. To make it even better, you can also add mini fridges, a microwave, and a coffee maker so you don’t have to go into the house during the day and get distracted.
Are you a painter, sketcher, or sculptor? Do you need more room to make your art (and make a mess, perhaps)? In that case, put your art supplies in the garage – which frees up space in the house – and make yourself an art studio there.
When you think about gaining an extra bedroom, you’ll probably think of moving to a larger house or adding an extension. What you might not think about is the space you already have in your garage. A garage is a great size for a bedroom, and with a few changes (such as removing the large door and potentially adding a window, as well as ensuring there is heating in the room), someone will love sleeping there.
Shelves And Cubbies For Messy Equipment
Do members of your household or visitors to your home inevitably track mud inside the house? Your garage is ideal for use as a mudroom because it serves as a transition space between the house and the outside. To keep your shoes, coats, scarves, and umbrellas neatly organised, you can use cubbies and shelves. Add some whimsy by placing nameplates atop each cubby.
Don’t forget that your garage was originally built to keep your car safe and protected from the elements (and other people). Today’s cars and yesterday’s garages aren’t always a good fit – literally, since cars are a lot bigger these days – but it might be possible to use your garage for its intended function by emptying it, adding an automatic garage door opener, and measuring your car first.