Being a homeowner means that you have the luxury of deciding how each aspect of your home is going to be used. Just because you have a garage does not mean that you have to park your car in it. Instead, you can create a completely custom garage space that will complement your life. The sky is the limit when it comes to design ideas, so if you love to remodel or redecorate your home, then do not forget that you have a garage space that is just dying to receive a little special love. Here are a few ideas to help get the creative juices flowing.
- Make it into a workshop. So this may not seem that groundbreaking, but you can create a custom garage that is built around your specifications. If you want a state of the art workshop, then you can have additional outlets installed above your shelving so that you can easily access all of your electrical tools. Consider adding overhead cabinets as well as cupboards so that you can easily organize and store all of your tools and access them when you need them.
- Game room. Turn your garage into your play space. This is a great idea especially if you have a detached garage as it allows you to make more noise in the game room without disturbing anyone that is inside of the home. To turn your space into a perfect game space, you will need the combine the following elements: some sort of refrigerator to store snacks and drinks, plenty of seating, a television or a stereo system to play music, and the games of your choice. You can go high tech and install pinball machines, skee ball and other machines, or keep it low tech and put a ping pong table or other physical games like foosball. If you prefer to make it more of a tech gamer’s dream, you can install a high definition TV along with some gamers chairs or couches. You can also lay down carpeting to keep it more warm and cosy while you are in there.
- Storage and more storage. Perhaps you need to keep your garage as a place to store your car. Maybe you even have too many cars for your garage and you want to find a way to keep them all covered when they are not being used. You can turn your garage into a super storage area by putting in a lift for your car. This will allow you to store one car directly over the other one! If you have a vintage car that you do not take out very often, or an old collectible that only gets pulled out for shows and parades, then this can be an especially great option. Not only does it allow you to store both of your vehicles in one garage, but it also gives you some added security. When one car is suspended over the other one, it makes it a lot harder to steal.