5 Garage Renovation Ideas To Make The Most Of The Space
You only have limited space at your house, and to fit everything in that space is a challenging task. Most people opt for DIY house renovation projects because they are fun and ensure quality family time, but there are some alarming disadvantages to it as well. The most common con is designing the right structure to complement other parts of the house.
Garage space is often underestimated during house renovations by dedicating the entire space to parking the car. There is so much that can be done with that space, such as:
1 – Storage space
You can design the structure in a way that apart from the space needed to park the vehicle, you can utilise the rest of it to store old, unused items. Wall cabinets, side spaces and many more structures can make storage easy and organised. All you have to do is to know what else do you want from the place and design it efficiently. This space will help you in renovating your house in a better manner because you can store the too valuable to throw, but too unsightly to showcase items there. Be wise about the space!
2 – Workshop
Most people prefer to store their workshop equipment in their garage, but if you are clever about that room, then you can even set up your workshop in the garage. One wall can be used to hang the equipment while a side table can be used as your workshop counter. Leave enough space for the car, and you are good to go. Painting, sketching, woodwork and whatnot! You have numerous options for the area, so don’t make an excuse for your hobby anymore. Set your workshop right away! If it is a woodwork workshop, then the added advantage is to make your own furniture for the room. It can be a little rustic and differently-shaped because you don’t have to show it off to anybody; it is just for your use.
3 – Leisure room
Where do you go to shed off the stress from your professional life? Why don’t you make your garage a leisure room where you can install a few items that can help you relax? A mini-fridge for the beers, a barcalounger (or more) for the comfort, a cushioned-table as the footrest and maybe a few games to forget the worries of life. You can call in your friends and have a great time at your place. Invest enough in the furniture to make sure all your friends just love your leisure room.
4 – Play zone
Last but not the least, the most preferred option of all! Turn your garage into your very own play zone. From a PlayStation and LED displays to a pool table and a football table; you can buy ‘em all. Depending on the available space, you can purchase your desired options, and then accordingly, set up the right furniture to make sure you can invite all your friends for an unforgettable evening.
5 – Guest room
If you have a driveway in front of your house and only one car, then you can convert your garage into a guest room. Yes, you heard it right! Block the garage door from the outside, remove all the junk from the area and design a beautiful petit room for holidays when your place is overloaded with relatives. Know what can be done with the area before spending a penny on its renovation.
Tips to remember
- Do not go overboard with your desires
- Estimate a comfortable budget before starting the renovation project
- Hire the right contractors to avoid unnecessary expenses
- Don’t forget the primary use of the space, i.e. to park the car. So, don’t stuff the space.
- Be creative! Be wise! Design it right!
It is in your hands to make the correct design. So, think twice before opening your hands toward change. Remember it is not JUST a garage!