From functional to fun, there are a number of different ways to use your garage. Forget the typical associations you may have with a garage and the options are endless. If you think outside the box, it really can be whatever you want it to be.
A garage is a valuable space, whatever you use it for, but it has the potential to be a lot more than a place to keep your car. Whether you have a car or not you can ensure that your garage will be put to good use if you take advantage of the space. I’ve been browsing on the Lidget Compton website and they have a variety of garages which can be transformed into your own personal space for whatever you please.
If you work from home, having an office in your garage could be a great solution for you. Having a space separate from your house means less distractions and by separating the working space and home space you will be able to ensure you are in the right frame of mind to work. Using your garage as an office would usually provide you with more space than a typical home office so you can store many things in their such as a large bookcase.
A guest house could be a great option if you often have friends or family to stay, or even as a place for a teenager who wants their own personal space. Having a guest house in your garage means you are always well equipped for those extra visitors and have a spare room should you need it.
This might not seem like a super creative way to use your garage as its probably quite common, however storage doesn’t have to be boring it could be fun! You could use it as a walk-in wardrobe or shoe storage, anything you love to hoard or collect could be stored in a way that pleases you. There are so many aesthetically pleasing ways to incorporate storage into your garage, keeping it away from your house will help you feel less cluttered.
If you’re someone who tends to shy away from busy gyms or just prefers to work out at home, converting your garage into a home gym could be a great move. You don’t have to go all out and buy loads of expensive equipment, you can start small with a yoga mat and some light weights. As you progress you can invest in your own treadmill or elliptical to really make the most of the space. Using your garage as a gym gives you that extra privacy and space that you may not have inside the house.
This can be whatever you choose, whatever makes you happy. If you have a hobby you can use the space to get the most out of the things you enjoy, for example, if you enjoy photography you could turn it into a studio. If you are an artist, writer or even a dancer there are an array of possibilities for a home ‘studio’ or workspace once you get creative.