Garages are not just for cars, tools, and boxes of junk anymore. New trends are emerging everyday. There are lots of creative transformations that people are putting into practice in their garage. Have you ever considered making your garage into a sports hangout? Let Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Austin, TX paint a picture that you’ll want to create in your own home.
Clean it up
Before we get to the fun stuff, we have to do the dirty work. It’s time to sort through all that junk in your garage. Get rid of that box of “maybe I’ll this one day” stuff. Donate those clothes you know you’ll never use again. Pack up all the random stuff, and move it out of there.
Put it up
Some stuff will have to stay in the garage. Your lawn mower, tools, and of course the sports equipment. Find a corner that’s out of the way to store all the lawn equipment and tools. You might even consider some storage boxes or cabinets to put everything in.
As for your sports equipment, you can stash it away in organized cabinets. However, you can also use it as impromptu decor. Find racks for all your equipment and hang them on the walls. You can find specialized racks for just about everything:
- Tennis rackets
- Fishing poles
- Baseball bats
This will do several things for you. It will keep your new hangout clutter free. You’ll have all your equipment right at hand. Lastly, it will add to the sports atmosphere. Boom! You’re on your way!
Fill it up
You’ve cleared out the area, now it’s time to fill it back up, but with purpose. Figure out the prime spot for your tv or tv’s. This will obviously be the focal point of the rest of the space. Then, get your couches, recliners, or bean bag chairs in place. Arrange them so that everyone has a nice clear view of the tv.
Sports and snacks are like peanut butter and jelly! So, make sure you have a fridge, either mini or full size, and keep it stocked. Have a table on hand to set up your spread. It might even be a good idea to keep disposable plates, napkins, cups, etc. close by in a cabinet.
Light it up
Now it’s time to kick it up to the next level! You need to deck this place out. You’ve already got your sports equipment on the walls, but why not go further. Put up your best sports memorabilia. Signed balls, old posters, your first helmet, jerseys from your favorite teams.
You can literally light it up as well. Install some track lighting and use it to put spots on the decor on the walls. Get LED strip lighting to backlit the tv or highlight the memorabilia area. You could even hang Christmas lights around for some low level lighting and a party atmosphere.
While doing all this great work, you may start to pay more attention to your garage than you’re used to. If you start noticing problems with your overhead door, Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Austin, Texas is your one-stop destination for help. We can help you with all repairs you may need. If you need a new door, maybe one with insulation to keep your new sports hangout comfortable, we can help. Call us today for service, repair, or even replacement.