For most people, the garage is nothing but a catch-all storage space that might have room to park the car. What if there was a better way to utilize this part of your home? If you’re okay with parking in the driveway, you can transform your garage from the most cluttered room in your house to your favorite place to spend your spare time.
Ready to be inspired? Here are four ways to transform your garage with a remodel.
Whether your passion is fixing up old cars, making pottery, scrapbooking, woodworking, or sewing, the garage is the perfect place to facilitate your hobby. Having a separate room to work keeps your home uncluttered, even when a particular project takes weeks to complete.
To transform your garage into a hobby/craft room, you will probably need garage cabinets, shelving, and a workbench to focus on your projects. A built-in garage sink could also be useful, depending on your hobby. Updated general and task lights ensure you can see what you’re doing. Finally, you’ll probably want to install insulation in the walls and seal or wall up the garage door opening to keep your new hobby/craft room comfortable in all seasons.
Bring back the concept of outdoor summer movies from your childhood with a theater room in the garage! The essentials for any garage-turned-theater include surround-sound speakers, comfortable seating, a Blu-ray player, projector, and screen or blank white wall. Garage storage cabinets are also necessary for storing DVDs and Blu-rays.
Epoxy flooring is an ideal option to give your theater room a more inviting aesthetic than traditional concrete. This flooring option also resists stains for when the occasional soda or popcorn bucket spills. While good insulation ensures you can enjoy movies in any season, you should consider leaving the garage door wide open on summertime movie nights so neighborhood friends know they’re invited to stop by for some treats and a show on the big screen.
If you’re tired of paying gym membership fees, erect your own gym equipment in the garage. You’ll have more motivation to exercise when you don’t have to drive across town to access a gym. The garage is the perfect place to work out thanks to the high ceiling, ample floor space, and excellent ventilation.
You’ll need to update the space with garage epoxy flooring to make it more comfortable. Then, wall shelving, storage racks, and garage cabinets give you a place to keep weights, mats, resistance bands, exercise balls, and more. This clears up floor space for your gym equipment.
Whether you work from home or you simply want a nicer place for your computers than a spare bedroom, converting the garage into a home office could be the perfect solution. This gives you a peaceful place to work separate from the rest of the house while retaining the shortest commute imaginable.
You’ll need to install outlets to facilitate computers, monitors, paper shredders, printers, and other electronic equipment. Shelves and cabinets are a must, and carpeting the garage floor makes it feel like just another room in the house. Improved insulation and a ductless heater ensure you can keep your office at just the right temperature.
Remodel Your Garage with Help from Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center
From the perfect craft room to a secluded home office, we can transform your garage into anything you want with our expert design services. To work with a qualified remodeling professional in Delaware and the Abingdon, MD area, please contact Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center and schedule your initial consultation today!