Best Ways to Utilize Your Garage
If there’s one thing we all need in our homes, it’s more space! Whether it’s storage space, a work spot, or even an extra bedroom, it’s tough to find a way to incorporate these into your house without moving or adding on to your home. Thankfully, an easy way to expand your home space is to take advantage of your garage. Garages are an ideal open area that can be transformed in so many ways. If you’re looking to revamp your garage or give it a minor upgrade, we have a few great ideas for you!
If you need more space to store and organize your things, the garage is the best place to do this! Even if you keep a car in your garage, you can still take advantage of the wall space for storage. There are so many options when it comes to wall storage in an ample space like a garage. You can choose from cabinets, open shelves, hooks and hangers, or a combination of these. Opting for these is a great way to reduce clutter and organize your belongings.
For those who spend a good portion of their time in the garage or plan to, insulation is a must! This will make your garage bearable even during the winter months. Insulation allows you to enjoy your garage all year round and can even cut down your energy bill.
So many people are now working from home rather than in the office. For those that work remotely but don’t have a home office, the garage is a great place to set up a workplace. Detached garages are ideal for home offices because they are separate from the house and won’t bring as many distractions. You can even take it a step forward and turn it into a storefront if you own your own business. If your garage is attached to your house, consider adding an exterior door for clients and customers to walk through, so they don’t have to enter through your home.
Finding a space in your home to place your washer and dryer can be challenging without an area designated as the laundry room. Thankfully, the garage is an ideal place to do your laundry as there is ample room. You can keep your car(s) and create a laundry area by taking advantage of the wall space and storage options. Keep your detergents and soaps in cabinets or on shelves. Add a rod above the machines to hang clothes that aren’t dryer-friendly.
For those with a green thumb, the garage is most likely where you store your supplies and tools. However, you can upgrade your current storage situation for your gardening materials by organizing them into one easy-to-access place. Unlike some of the other items you store in your garage, you probably access your gardening tools quite often. We suggest grouping all of your supplies together with sturdy shelves for soil and pots and wall-mounted hooks for tools. You can even add a potting bench for extra storage and convenience!
Turning the garage into a spare bedroom is the best way to add additional living space to your home with a house addition. If your garage is attached to your home, it can become a guest bedroom, and if your garage is detached, it can transform into an entire extra suite. Depending on the size of the space, you can even opt to add a bathroom to accompany the bedroom.
We hope we’ve given you a few new ideas of ways you can take full advantage of the space in your garage! If you’re inspired to add more shelving or transform the room, we are here to help. We’ll work with you to remodel your garage in a way that best suits you and your needs. Just give us a call at 228-BUILDER to learn more about our services!