It might interest you to know that garages can be put to better use than for just parking cars, band practice space or making it the home universal dumping ground. Crazy right? We know.
More often than not the garage becomes a dumping ground for clutter but with a good old clear-out and a few storage solutions, it can become a practical and organized multi-use space.
Garages are interesting, versatile spaces. They can be transformed into whatever you want them to be. From clever organization to DIY hacks, take a look at these space and time-saving ideas that will transform your garage from cluttered chaos into organized and orderly, as well as some space conversion ideas you might like.
Make it functional and stylish
A garage needn’t be a dark, dusty and masculine space. Ugly tools, gardening equipment and household items can all be hidden way in attractive storage solutions like belly baskets, fabric cubes and cute buckets in color coordinated shades. Finish with matching lights and an outdoor floor rug to make the garage feel homely and put together and then stand back and admire your novel masterpiece.
Convert it to an Entertainment Space
If you’re someone who loves to entertain but just doesn’t have the room or the resources inside your home, a garage entertainment room could be exactly what you need. There are multiple ways to entertain so think about if you want to add a couch and a big-screen TV, an arcade, a fancy dining area, etc. The possibilities are endless.
You can create a bonus room, a playroom, a man cave, or even a formal dining room in your garage if you have no intention of parking in it.
Make it a Home Office and Study
Sometimes you need a dedicated space to do your craft or hobby. The garage can be a great place to keep your projects, especially the messy ones.
It’s easy to set up your garage to be a shared parking area and workspace. Or, if you have tons of stuff going on, you can make it an entirely dedicated work area.
If you don’t have the extra room inside the house and tend to do a lot of work at home, the garage can be a great place to create your home office and library. You can section off your garage to leave room to park your car or go all out and take up the entire thing.
Most people choose to go the inexpensive carpet route, but a nice vinyl sheet or some luxurious vinyl planks would also be great. If you still want to park in part of the garage or want to make a later transition more accessible, try out a garage flooring roll. It will still give a nice flooring surface for your office, but its multi-use and less limited.
If you’re an avid reader, you’ve probably dreamed of creating a library. It can be yours as well. Deck out your garage with fancy bookshelves, your favorite books, and gorgeous in-home flooring. It will be a unique, show-stopping space that your guests will remember.
Then all you need is your office furniture and some storage to keep your things.
Fancy a Garage Gym or Fitness Studio?
When you think about it, the garage is really the perfect place to put your home gym if you’re not set on parking your car there. Garages are generally moderately big and open with a concrete subfloor that you don’t have to worry much about.
Working out and fitness mean different things for a lot of people. To start your very own home gym in your garage, you’ll need some essentials: flooring, equipment, and accessories.
Convert it to a Practice Garage
You may remember having to practice pirouettes on your kitchen floor because it was the biggest space that wasn’t carpeted. The struggle must be real for dancers who want to practice outside of the dance studio.
Good news—Your garage is a great place to set up your own personal dance studio. With plenty of open space, it’s great for everything from the center to across the floor. You can install dance flooring, put in ballet bars, you name it. Don’t forget to put in a little storage to store things like dance shoes, leg warmers, etc. The garage could also be the perfect haven to kickstart your YouTube or TikTok career and serve as a space to keep practicing and mastering your craft.
Add a laundry nook
Looking for brilliant utility room ideas? If you don’t have a laundry room why not convert a small area in the garage? And just because it’s in the garage doesn’t mean it has to be dark and dreary either. If it wasn’t for the garage door you’d never guess this utility space was apart from the main house. With proper ventilation, you can also stack a washer and dryer to make a fully functional and stylish laundry room.
And now for some bonus tips;
Brighten the floor
Love an eye-popping statement floor? Painting a garage floor will instantly refresh the space and is an inexpensive and relatively easy DIY project. Whether you want to gloss up the existing concrete floor with an all-over grey or fancy creating a vivid statement like a specialist epoxy or latex finish paint will add protection from mildew and oil spills.
Invest in safe storage
A garage can hold many hazardous tools and equipment so maintaining a safe environment is vital for peace of mind, especially amongst families. Keep flammable liquids and dangerous tools locked in metal drawers and cupboards. You can even buy heavy-duty storage totes with lockable lids for added safety and security.
We bet that cramped up old garage isn’t looking so dreary and grey now right? We can’t wait to see what you do with yours! Feel free to get in touch with us for more consultations and contracting opportunities.