Sick and tired of your cluttered garage? Well, why not turn it into your second living room? Or better yet, why not make it into that room that you can use for entertaining or working out?
During the pandemic, lots of us found ourselves at home, feeling stuck. That’s when many of us turned to home renovation projects, as a way to stay busy and feel less stressed.
Some of the best garage ideas took off, from home theatres to gardening rooms, to other multi-purpose configurations. We found many more uses for a garage than we thought possible.
Here’s a look at five of the most popular garage transformations you can do to make your garage into a more livable space.
1. Make Your Garage Into a Party Room
Who doesn’t like a party? And who doesn’t like having the best party venue right at home?
If you’re the type who likes to entertain and be entertained, think creatively. You could build a corner stage in the garage for your garage band buddies.
Or create a fold-down bar with a built-in shelf for garage storage of your best liquor. If dancing’s your thing, clear the floor and set up a stereo system so people can dance.
2. Winterize Your Garage
In the winter, you won’t be able to fully use your garage unless you winterize it first. This means installing insulation and drywall, which usually is a job meant for a few people.
If doing this on your own isn’t feasible, get some family members or friends to help. They’ll be happy to give you a hand once you explain what you plan to do in your newly renovated space.
3. Create a Pop-up Gym
During the pandemic, people shied away from using the gym, and for good reason. As a result, home gyms got popular, with people installing everything from treadmills to climbing walls.
If you want a gym at home, you don’t have to break the bank. Start with a few basic machines like a treadmill and exercise bike, and add more pieces slowly, as you can or your workout interests change.
If aerobics or pilates or yoga is your thing, a flatscreen TV is a must. And a wall in mirrors is always fun, so you can check your form. You can also add weight benches, free weights, and kettlebells.
If you don’t want to set up your home gym in your attached garage and don’t want to spend a ton on garage design, consider adding a separate structure like this 30X40 metal building.
4. Arrange Your Garage for BBQ Nights
If you’re a BBQ enthusiast, installing a custom counter, sink, and serving area will endear you to the whole neighborhood.
Combine these with a bar, and you’ll have your very own unofficial functional restaurant! If you build a big enough fan base, you may even start a business someday … but that’s a topic for another article!
5. Turn Your Garage into a Home Theatre
During the pandemic, many of us passed the time away by watching movies and TV. If you love the big screen, you could build a home theatre in your finished garage.
Add a few reclining armchairs and a large flat-screen TV hung on one wall. Add a popcorn machine, drinks cooler, and you’re ready to start watching.
Use These Garage Ideas to Grow Your Useable Space
Now that you’ve seen a few of the most popular ideas for transforming your garage space, what appeals to you most? There are so many great garage ideas out there, and if you’re inspired, why not use them for inspiration.
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