Last Updated on November 29, 2023
Interested in changing your garage space to make the most out of it?
If so, this article is for you. Stick around to find out how you can realistically change your garage space and turn it into a unique area.
What should I do with my garage space?
Here are a few simple steps that will help you identify what you should do with your garage space.
Identify what you’re missing
Are you missing an extra room for a guest? Do you dream of having a gym or cinema room inside your house?
Write down what you think you’re missing.
Be honest with yourself. What will you actually use?
Do you regularly have guests over and find yourself lacking the amount of space necessary to host them? Do you have a car that you need to park in the garage?
If you built a gym at home, would you actually use it?
Try to be as honest as possible when answering these questions. Write down your answers, they will help you narrow down your options.
Now it’s time to start thinking about the budget. How much can you afford to spend on this project?
Are you looking to rearrange the interior of the garage or to do extensive construction work on it?
Estimate the cost of each garage idea that you have.
Put together a mood board or save pictures of design ideas you like
Using a mood board will help you pinpoint how you want the garage space to look and to share it with your family members and contractors.
One option is to create a Pinterest board where you virtually pin photos that inspire you. You can then share these pictures with the individuals concerned.
At this stage, make sure you at least consider the following:
Look at the space you already have
Now that you have narrowed down a list of options, go back to your garage and look at the space you have. This will help you visualize what you could realistically do.
If you are just planning on rearranging your garage and purchasing more objects or furniture, this should be pretty easy and straightforward.
If you are looking to do extensive work on your garage, you will probably want to bring in a contractor to assess the cost of these renovations. A contractor can also tell you what can realistically be done with the space.
Make sure you write down everything and eliminate the ideas that no longer work at this stage.
Torn as to what you should do with your garage space? Is your family arguing about what to do with the garage space?
Find a compromise by turning your garage into a multi-purpose room.
For example, you could turn it into a small living room with an office space in the corner, a play area for the kids, and a TV corner.
Don’t forget that you can make the most of your garage space and still keep bicycles, or even a car, in it by using the ceiling. There are ceiling-mounted racks for bicycles and storage ramps, or car lifts, that you can install for your vehicle(s).
Look for great storage ideas to help you use all the space you have.
There are many things you could do with a garage space. As a final way to help you out, here are ten garage conversion ideas:
- Kitchen or laundry room extension
- Room, suite or mini flat with kitchen appliances that you could then put on Airbnb
- A home office
- A game room
- A cinema room
- A home spa with a hot tub or a pool
- A gym
- A conservatory
- A bar
- An art studio or music studio
Whatever you do, we hope you make the most out of your space and create something you’re comfortable in.