The grandchild of horse stables, garages have evolved into something more than just vehicle storage. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Greensboro, NC has seen a lot of creative alternative uses for your garage over the years. Here’s a sampling of uses we’ve seen that you might be interested in adopting for your own home.
1. Wine Cellar
This is a relatively new use that we’ve started seeing lately. For this one to work, you’ll need to make sure that your garage is climate controlled. If you live in an area that is fairly temperate without fluctuating temperatures, you might be able to go without.
Are you looking for a quiet place to get away and do some relaxing reading? Consider converting your garage space into a home library. Outfit it with bookshelves and a plush reading chair and you’re all set.
3. Crafting Area
Crafting is a great hobby that gives you something to show for your efforts. It can also make a giant mess in the process though. Set up your supplies and tables in the garage and don’t worry about the clutter!
4. Media Room
The garage is a great place to set up a big screen TV with some kicking surround sound. See our previous article on how to outfit your garage as a multimedia haven. You can invite your friends over and watch a blockbuster in style.
5. Workout Space
Exercise equipment is bulky, heavy, and cumbersome. Instead of trying to drag it out for use and then trying to shove it back in the corner, set up a designated workout space. Your garage will give you lots of space to spread out and get the workout you deserve.
6. Guest Room
It’s not always realistic to purchase a home with more bedrooms than you need. If you properly insulate, drywall, and carpet your garage, it can be a very welcoming guest room.
7. Storage Area
This is one of the most common alternative uses for your garage. Because it’s not homey by default, it’s typical of families to use it as a catch-all rather than a living space. Get some garage cabinets, organize your stuff, and put that space to good use.
8. Game Area
Your garage can be used as a great game room because of its large floor space. You can easily fit a pool table, foosball, air hockey, and even arcade basketball machine.
9. Kids’ Playroom
This is a handy use of your garage space because it can give you some distance from your kids while they’re playing loudly. Put down some area rugs, old couches, and their toy boxes. They’ll be entertained for hours!
10. Office Space
If you don’t have a designated office in your house, consider the garage. You’ll need to do some insulating and electrification if you plan to be in there a lot.
Get In Touch With Us For Garage Door Repair
If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your newly re-purposed garage, you need to make sure you have a well-insulated doo. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Greensboro, North Carolina has tons of new garage doors to choose from. Our technicians will be glad to help you choose the right one and install it for you.