Many people who have a garage attached to their home find that they rarely use the space or that it is for miscellaneous storage purposes when they do. This is unfortunate, particularly because of the number of potential uses that a decent sized garage could be put to. This article aims to discuss a few of the many ways that you could be using your garage space today.
To Park Your Car
Obviously, you could always use your garage to park your car. The space is designed for it, and keeping your car out of the elements is beneficial for a whole host of reasons. Other than the obvious, there is not a whole lot to say about this option.
As a Guest Bedroom
An alternative to that most classical of uses is to utilize your garage as a guest bedroom. While it would take a lot of work to get the area ready to host your guests, it is not so much as you might think, and the space has some distinct advantages for this purpose.
First, the Garage Doors allow your guests to come and go as they please without having to pass through the house. Plus, the separation of the garage from the rest of the house gives the room a little more privacy, which is nice for your guests.
Additionally, the garage is unlikely to be overly close to other rooms, so there wouldn’t be any issues with people moving around at night, and your guests would be free to keep their own hours. All in all, the idea has merit, and so long as you could seal the room from the elements suitably and ensure it has a nice floor and good insulation, it has a lot of promise as a guest room.
As a DIY Workshop
DIY is a great hobby and generally pretty useful for common tasks around the house, which is why you might benefit from converting your garage into something of a DIY workshop. With the space to play around with projects, keep your tools, and plan things out, you can probably find far more success with your DIY tasks. Plus, you can keep your dangerous tools and delicate equipment away from anyone who might not take proper care of them.
As a Home Theater
If you and your family are fans of movies and watching TV on the big screen, then it might be fun for you to create a big screen of your own. With a little effort and technology, you could turn a garage into a really nice home theatre without too much issue. You could even use a projector to shoot the image onto a screen placed in front of the garage door for that authentic cinema feel.
A Comfortable Sitting Room
Finally, if you want more room in your house, you could always convert the garage into a sitting room, where you and your guests could enjoy each other’s company. The space lends itself well to a sprawling, comfortable layout with music playing and jovial conversation. All you have to do is take the time to convert it.