Garages Aren't Just for Cars Anymore
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A garage space is always useful, whether that’s for one or more vehicles, or for another purpose. Some people find that they get more use out of a space by repurposing it, especially if they have somewhere else to park their car.
There are plenty of things you can do with a garage, so consider what is the best way to make the most of the space. If you can access it from the main living space, you might want to use it more like an extra room, whereas a garage that’s away from the house may be better used as a studio or workshop to take advantage of the potential to be noisy.
Whether you are going to dedicate your garage to one thing or make it a multi-functional space, your garage has plenty of potential.
Even people that use their garage for their cars often fit some storage space around the side, but if you need room for larger items or more space for your stuff, then at least some of your garage is likely to be dedicated to storage. Sturdy shelving is ideal, with labelled bins for keeping similar items together and different zones for stashing tools, sports equipment, seasonal items, and anything else you want to store.
Consider the things you use most frequently when arranging your storage so that you have easy access to the items that you need most. Many people use their garage as additional pantry space or a place for an additional fridge freezer, others use it for Christmas decorations or gaming gear.
Home Exercise Zone
Whether you are into weightlifting or yoga, a garage is often the ideal place to complete your exercise regimes. There’s space for large equipment such as an exercise bike, or running machine, and they’re designed to house cars, so the floors are sturdy enough for the heaviest weights or high-impact activity.
You may simply need the floor space for yoga, aerobics, or dance routines, in which case a garage is an ideal space to stretch out and move freely. You can rack up miles on the treadmill, pump iron in peace or simply stretch in a soothing space.
If you have a hobby that requires a lot of equipment or workspace, then a garage is the ideal place to set yourself up in. Whether you are a musician that wants to be able to practice without disturbing everyone else, or a potter who needs space for a kiln, using your garage to stop your hobby from encroaching on the rest of the house is a great way to maintain family harmony.
A garage is also a great place for messy projects and having a space that can be allowed to get dirty can make them all the more fun. From families with small children to keen crafters that need some space to let their creativity flow, a garage is the perfect spot.
Depending on how your garage is configured, you may want to convert it into an additional room. Some of the most popular choices are:
- Shower room
- Home cinema
- Home office
- Game room
- Recording studio
If you want more room for your favorite pastimes, then converting a garage can be a cost-effective and practical way to make the most of the space available to you. Whether you are expanding your family, setting yourself up in business, or starting a band, you can make your garage space into whatever you need it to be.
It’s important to check that you don’t need a permit to complete any work you have planned on your garage, as you may need to add insulation, soundproofing, extra power, or replace an overhead door. With a little research and planning, you can give your garage a new purpose or a whole new lease of life.