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10 Alternative Uses for Your Garage

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.

2. Library

alternative uses for your garage library

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

alternative uses for your garage 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.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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