Your garage provides a lot of space, especially if designed for more than one car. But if you have an alternative location to park, or if you do not have enough vehicles to fill the garage, why limit your garage to a home for vehicles only? Your garage has the capacity of being so much more than that. Here are three creative ideas for utilizing your garage space:
- A Children’s Playroom
If you have a child or children, you’d no doubt kill for more room to store all those toys, stuffed animals, games, and books. Well, the garage may just be the answer. By cleaning the garage thoroughly, applying a fresh coat of paint, and putting down some carpets or rugs, your garage can quickly be transformed into your kids’ favorite area. Before taking the plunge, make sure your garage has plenty of windows, as no one likes a dark playroom, and exposing children to natural light is beneficial. And if there are any dangerous areas of the garage or garage door, make sure that these are renovated or repaired first. You may also want to consider adding extra insulation to help keep the garage a comfortable temperature in the colder months, as the Lake County area can get chilly!
- A Home Gym
If your excuse for not working out is that you can’t seem to find the time to get yourself all the way to the gym, say no more – it’s time for a home gym right in your very own garage. Converting your garage to a home gym is very easy to do – even easier than creating a children’s playroom. Make sure all obvious dangers are repaired, remove any harmful substances (like chemical cleaners), and give the garage a thorough scrub. Then, deck out your gym with all your favorite pieces of gym equipment, ranging from a treadmill to a weight bench. If your garage has good lighting, your garage can even double as a yoga studio.
- An Extra Living Room or Home Office
If you’re hurting for space within the home, either for a cozy place to watch TV or a functional space to get some work done, take it to the privacy and quiet of your garage. While turning a garage into an extra living room or home office can be a bit more intensive than the two projects above, the results—and all the extra space you’ll have—definitely make it worth it. Before starting, make sure your garage is equipped with everything you’ll need, such as electrical outlets.
How the Professionals at Affordable Garage Door Inc. Can Help
Transforming your garage into another room of the house can be a fun and exciting project. However, if your garage door is in disrepair, you need to invest in garage door repair first; failing to do so could pose a hazard for you or your loved ones. To help make sure that everything in your garage is in tip-top shape, call the team at Affordable Garage Door today. With more than 30 years’ experience in the Cedar Lake area, we know what we’re doing! Reach us now at 219-969-4279.