In the olden days, garages were a necessity if you owned a car. You couldn’t leave vehicles outside in all weathers. They would rust terribly. But that’s no longer the case. Modern vehicles can survive quite happily in the open air for a decade or more, making the garage a somewhat redundant room. Yes – it’s nice to have somewhere to park your car. But since using the garage for your vehicle is no longer something that you have to do, it’s nice to think about other possible uses too.
This post, therefore, explores some innovative transformations you might want to make. Read on to have your mind blown.
Imagine having your very own yoga studio where you could just go to do your moves without worrying about bashing into furniture or scuffing the carpet. Well, with a garage-to-yoga studio conversion, that’s precisely what you get. Garages provide all of the lateral and vertical space you need, even for the most elaborate positions. Plus, you have mains electricity, so you can hook up TVs, music and even air conditioning to create the perfect environment.
Likewise, if you love indulging in crafts (or you do it as a business) then, again, your garage might come in handy. Because the room is quite robust, it is ideally suited for craft activities. It doesn’t matter if you drop your Stanley knife on the floor or spill some acrylic paint – there’s no harm done. Plus, there is plenty of vertical space to store all of the items that you need.
With more and more people working from home, many are wondering whether they can transform their garages into home offices. The answer is that they can.
Many use contractors and a trusted garage door company to carry out the necessary conversion work. Priorities include things like making the atmosphere attractive and installing plenty of windows to facilitate natural daylight. It’s also sometimes a good idea to install sound insulating material, particularly if you live with family or next to a busy, congested road.
Teens love to have separate spaces where they can chill out with their friends. Turning the garage into a “hangout” space for them can, therefore, be a great addition to your home. It keeps unruly teens away from the main body of the property and provides them with a space that they can get messy and it won’t matter. As before, cleaning up spills and mopping is easy when you have tile, vinyl or just plain concrete on the floor.
Lastly, thanks to the recent closures of many gyms, many of us are looking to get fit by ourselves. However, finding space for all your gym equipment in a regular home is difficult. Unfortunately, most architects simply don’t plan for home gym setups.
Garages, however, are often the perfect space, especially if they are large. All you need to do is clear out any existing junk and lay down a shock-absorbent mat that will protect your weights if you drop them.