A garage can be a great space to have if you organize and use it in a smart way. Yes it’s true, your garage can be more for you than a mess to be avoided. Here are some great garage renovation ideas:
For a large garage, consider using a portion of it as a home gym. The garage is a perfect place to put bulky exercise equipment and machines. Install gym flooring, hang a punching bag, mount a chin-up bar, etc. This is a great set up for crossfit or another home workout plan.
Transform a portion of the garage into a game room (King of Queens style) with a pool table, foosball, air hockey, or maybe even a mini basketball hoop for the kids. I love this idea from Simple Sweep.
Move your computer/filing cabinet/desk area OUT of the kitchen and make use of space (and quietness) in the garage. Make sure your garage is insulated or temperature-controlled so it’s a comfortable place to work. I love this idea from The Office Stylist. It works perfectly for someone that works from home and would rather use that space for a quiet office away from the family living space.
or look at this office!
With the plethora of hook and storage products out there, it is possible to hang just about everything in your garage. Getting stuff off the ground and hanging on the walls will make space for the car and possibly one of the fun renovations I’ve already mentioned! Great garage renovation here on House Beautiful.
Revamp the Entrance
Make the entrance into yourgarage more appealing and inviting. Just because it’s the garage doesn’t mean it can’t look terrific. There are some really great ways to dress up your garage doors on a budget. I love this idea on HomeTalk.
For those things you can’t hang, store in cubbies, on shelves, or inside cabinets. Make sure everything has a place, that you know where that place is, and that it can be easily accessible—it might be a good idea to have stepstool on hand. I love this garage- it is an organizational dream:)
One of the biggest regrets I have about my house is that there is no space that can be used as a mudroom. My husband and I were brainstorming about where the kids can hang backpacks, coats, etc and we decided we could create a mudroom space in the garage, right outside the door. Look how great this can look! We are starting on this project in the next couple of weeks, so I will keep you posted:) After seeing this on DIY Dad, I was totally inspired.