Ever wonder what you could to to transform your garage into usable space? We rarely think of a garage as anything more than an extension of our house – a space where we park our cars. We also tend to use it to store unwanted stuff or items that have not been used for ages. This stuff starts to gather dust, and the corners of the garage start to gather cobwebs, giving this car park space a ghastly appearance.
The garage is a space that you utilize in your house, just like your bedroom, dining hall, or living room. That’s the beauty of it: you can use it in any way you want. Garage transformation and improvement has been on the minds of home improvement enthusiasts for years. Transforming your garage can also help you to increase the market value of your home.
They now have the internet to help them come up with ideas and help those ideas reach fruition. There are some considerations like the size of the garage and your budget to keep in mind, however. You wouldn’t want to lose your parking space in your home improvement pursuits. It is a good idea to divide your garage into sections: one to park your car and the other for your garage improvement pursuits.
Let’s read up on the top 10 innovative ideas about garage transformation that would’ve never even crossed your mind before.
1 Man Cave
This garage transformation idea is for all those men who want a nice little place to relax and unwind without having to travel. Well, if you turn your garage into a “man cave” (of sorts), you have a place to relax and chill right at home. You can have all the luxuries of a man cave, including a sofa, a big screen TV, video games, a dart board, poker table, a Foosball table, a minibar and much more.
It all depends on the amount of money you have or are willing to spend, and the space in your garage. You need to clean up the place and chalk out a plan. Have the walls and floors redone if needed to create the perfect atmosphere for the cave. Your friends will love you for it, but most of all, you’ll love yourself for it.
The guys can come over the weekend and you can have a friendly game of dart or foosball while you knock back a few cold ones. Poker night at your house will be a blast. If you love video games, you can defeat some virtual enemies in multiplayer mode with your friend if you undertake this transformation.
This one will take some space; okay plenty of space. So if you have a big garage, and a bit of spare change, this one’s for you. This garage transformation idea is great if you have many friends over from time to time. Create a bar at one end of the room and get a couple of settees arranged so that you have plenty of seating space.
Spruce up the décor with some plants after you get your choice of paint on the walls and the flooring done. Painting the walls with a bright color can help you set the atmosphere for the bar. Since many garages don’t let sunlight in, you can have glazed glass panels installed for your garage door to let some of that natural light in.
What bar is complete without a TV to watch the game? Get a flat screen TV and install it in the area where you’ve arranged the settee. You can watch a movie or just chill with the guys at the bar. Whenever your friends want to throw a party or someone’s birthday is coming up, the bar and lounge at your house can prove to be the perfect spot for the occasion.
2 Bar and lounge
3 Home Cinema
Oh, yes! The possibility of a home cinema. But there is some ground work to be done for this. There needs to be sound proofing and carpeting done on the floors and walls as well as the ceiling. This will help drown out any ambient noise such as echoes. It will even absorb excess sound so that the movie experience isn’t uncomfortable. Curtains will also allow you to decrease the sound interference.
Next, get brightness adjustable lights installed. This will allow you to create the perfect secluded atmosphere for this garage transformation idea to work. You can then move on to getting that HD home theater system speakers installed strategically to allow you to get the perfect sound experience.
Get a large flat screened TV with smart features like Bluetooth and HDMI cables so you have the option to connect your laptop or phone with it. You’ll get a familiar cinematic feel right at home when you have it installed.
If you like the feel of comfortable sofas, you can those too. Get a few foot rests for them as well. This will make you and your friends feel like they are at an expensive cinema with reclining chairs. Don’t forget to get some comfyseats with cup holders so viewers in the back don’t feel left out.
If you think seats aren’t the best option because of the lack of space, soft cushions and mattresses can also allow you to have the same comfortable feeling of a movie night.
Do you feel like you haven’t been able to give enough time to your significant other?
Don’t feel bad. Get the closure you need by transforming your garage into a romantic retreat spot. Have wooden flooring installed and a few natural plants added. Give the walls a makeover with a fresh coat of paint. Have a new bed with a comfortable mattress at one end of the garage and a dinner table with two chairs on the other.
A lifestyle screen will protect you and your significant other from insect bites. Have memorabilia such as pictures of your wedding day and fragrant candles to liven up the surrounding atmosphere. This is where you and your spouse or significant other can celebrate your anniversaries and birthdays. Make them feel loved and appreciated with this garage transformation idea.
You never know what your significant other is going through unless you talk things out. Maybe they’re feeling overwhelmed at work. Maybe they feel like you don’t pay attention to them anymore. Any number of things may be going wrong. It helps when you have someone by your side to talk to. Rekindle your love after talking things through at the dinner table in your new garage.
4 Transform Your Garage Into A Romantic Retreat Spot
5 Play Area for the Kids – a Family area
This one’s for the family and the kids. Kids these days barely get enough exercise as it is, leading many of them to be confined to their rooms with video game console in their hands. Many kids don’t find the motivation to go to the park or ride a bicycle through their own neighborhood after a certain age. Kids find a way to channel their energy in video games, it’s time to open up a new world of opportunities for them.
With wooden floor boards, glass panels on ceilings and tiled walls, you can create the perfect space for your kids by transforming your garage. The glass paneling on top will allow natural sunlight to illuminate your garage space as well as help your kids absorb some of that beneficial vitamin D. Have some cushioned rope swings, gymnastics ropes, monkey bars and other equipment that your kids can use.
Not only will this garage transformation benefit your kids in their formative years, but will do so for years to come. Who knows? They might even develop a likeness for sports, and they’ll have you to thank for it. Kids who are active in sports from an early age have lots of creativity that can help them in their professional years later. Stimulate their imagination and let them improve their skills while they do it.
Have you been fascinated with doing things yourself such as woodwork? How about painting? Music?
You definitely have some hobby and might not be pursuing it as a career as of now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pursue it in general. Create a hobby shop for yourself by transforming your garage into one. Clean up your garage and apply a fresh coat of paint to it and help yourself to your hobbies in your free time. Arrange your tools in a specially constructed wall mounted workbench to create the ultimate hobby space.
Pursue making wonderful and creative masterpieces for display. Who knows, when you get the courage, you may even sell one of them and make a bucketload.
What’s more, you can transform your garage into a workshop for your project car. If you have an interest in cars, there’s nowhere better than to start your own workshop for modifying it. The tools you will need for the car can easily be arranged with wall mounts. You won’t need to be worried about searching for your tools every time you start working on your car again.
6 Hobby Shop
7 Personal Gym
People spend thousands of dollars on gym memberships, Zumba and Yoga classes. When they don’t get the results, they get disheartened and abandon their workout plans. Transforming your garage into a gym can make it easier for you to take out time for a workout. Better yet, you can even make that workout a part of your routine.
It’s even perfect for a “dad bod”. If you are bent out of shape, jogging for 15 to 20 minutes on the treadmill can help you get rid of that dad bod. You can add a few weights and get help from some YouTube videos and get that muscle tone and definition that you have always wanted. It’s not necessary to go overboard with the weights and equipment, unless your aspirations are more than just getting into shape.
Having a few yoga mats and smaller weights won’t hurt either. It can give your significant other a chance to work out with you in your new gym. This will also give you a chance to bond with them, and will contribute to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
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Are you a freelancer or writer who needs some peace and quiet while working?
Transforming your garage into an office space is the best solution for you. You can manage your workload from inside your garage. All you need to do is add some shelves, a table, some lighting and a comfortable work chair. That’s it. You’re all set. You can even add a printer and a scanner or spruce up the surroundings to give the place a livelier feeling.
A garage transformation like this can allow you to store your books and documents on the shelves for convenient reference. You can work in peace without any outside distractions, so the quality of your work doesn’t suffer.
8 Home Office
9 A cozy Living Room
Spending time with your family is the most important aspect in today’s connected yet disconnected society. You can have a beautiful living room when you undergo a garage transformation. Having a family lounge with a warm, relaxed atmosphere can help you unwind after a long day. It is a great place to wow friends and family when they drop by for a visit.
It’s where your family can enjoy a chilly Sunday evening by the fireplace embedded in sheet rock.
Keeping with the same theme as the previous section, you can transform your garage into a separate guest house if you have the space.
Are you the type of person to treat house guests with kindness? Does your house become a chaotic mess when you have them staying over?
If you transform your garage into a living space for your guests it could ease your troubles a great deal. You can install all the amenities – get a bed, a side table and even a kitchen counter with a small cooking area — if you have the space.
You will have a separate living space for your guests so that they don’t invade your privacy. Not only that, it will increase the curb appeal of your house when you’re ready to sell it. That’s right! You can increase the value of your home just by transforming the garage into a mini guest house.
10 A Mini Guest House
Don’t forget your lifestyle screen!
A lifestyle screen installed by Garageworks can help you enjoy your garage space open to the outdoors without the downside of leaving your door wide open.