Many of us who own a garage don’t put this space to good use. In fact, garages often become nothing more than dumping grounds for clutter. To help get the most out of your garage, here are ten ways in which you can repurpose this space.
Create your own workshop
If you love DIY and crafts, a garage could make the perfect space for a workshop. You can store all your tools here and set up a work bench (you may even have space to store other machinery). You may not even need to make many improvements, except possibly adding an extractor fan for ventilation.
Transform it into a games room
Ever wanted to own a pool table or a ping pong table, but never had the space? With your own games room, you can finally have space for a pool table or ping pong table. You could even look into dart boards and arcade game machines for sale. This space could also be used to set up your games consoles.
Set up a home gym
A garage could also be transformed into a home gym. It could be the perfect space to put gym equipment such as a arcade game machines for sale. You could also put up a punching bag and lay down exercise mats.
Make it your home office
If you regularly work from home, your garage could be converted into a home office. This could give you your own private space away from the distractions of the house so that you can concentrate on your work.
Turn it into a conservatory
You could even turn your garage into a conservatory. This could offer you an extra living space with lots of natural light. The walls and ceiling would have to be replaced with glass, which could make this costly, but it could still be cheaper than building a conservatory as an extension.
Build a downstairs bathroom
A garage could be converted into a downstairs bathroom. If it’s a large garage, you may even be able to squeeze luxury features in here such as a hot tub.
Convert it into a guest bedroom
Turning your garage into an extra bedroom could add value to your home. On top of this, it could give you somewhere for guests to stay if you currently haven’t got any spare bedrooms.
Rent it out to a lodger
If you’re looking for a way to make some extra money, you could even convert your garage into a bedroom and rent it out to a lodger. This could be ideal if the garage is separated from the rest of the house. An en suite bathroom could be a necessary upgrade if you plan on doing this.
Rent it out as storage
There are people out there looking for cheap storage space for their belongings. You could rent your garage out to these people. It’s essentially moving your clutter out to let someone else’s clutter in – but at least you’ll be earning something from it.
Store your car in it
Then of course, there’s the traditional purpose of a garage â€“ which is to store your car in it. This could be a great way to keep your car safe and secure (and it may even help reduce your car insurance rates!).