For centuries, garages have been known for their utility and storage space. Often the resting place of tools, seasonal decorations, and broken appliances, the garage is one of the hardest rooms to envision living in. However, with some hard work and dedication, even the messiest of garages can be transformed into new, lavish rooms that help accentuate a home.
Here are some possible ideas for what to do with your garage:
- Turn it into a game room.
- Transform your garage into a home gym.
- Make your garage a guest bedroom.
- Turn your garage into an office.
- Make your home the center of all social gatherings by turning it into a bar/wine cellar combination.
By laying down carpeting or hardwood flooring, adding some large, overstuffed furniture, and the addition of a big screen TV, your garage will become the perfect hangout spot. A must-have if you plan on throwing parties for special occasions or just watching the big game with your friends.
While a home gym may seem expensive, you don’t have to go all out. A treadmill and a medicine ball are the bare essentials. By adding some home work out machines, a suitable sound system, and some posters with inspirational quotes, your garage won’t be the only thing that has transformed.
If you live in a small house, the garage can be an excellent place for a spare bedroom. Having an extra bed is essential, especially in emergencies when unexpected house guests need a place to stay. However there are additional considerations that need to be made for this use, including adding heating instillation and getting the proper city permits.
In today’s world, most people bring their work home with them. Having a room that is away from all the noise and activity of a household is the perfect place to build an office. A desk, some plants, and a computer are all you need to start your office.
Who needs bartenders and waiters when you can have it all at home? Adding a bar and a wine cellar will add class to your home. It can also function as a great place to sit and unwind after a long day.
Transforming your garage into a beautiful living space isn’t as hard as it seems. Whether it be a game room, a gym, a spare bedroom, an office, or a bar, the possibilities are endless. With a little work and determination, a once useless garage can be turned into the highlight room of your home.