There it is, a garage with an acre of space. Okay, it’s not that big but it’s large enough to fit a car so it must be big. Sadly, it just sits there doing nothing for most of the year. The car sits on the drive because it’s as safe and less hassle. The clutter ends up in the shed because it’s already untidy. And, the spare room you’ve always dreamed of is too much like hard work.
All the while, the garage does nothing but collect dust and the odd bit of mold. Considering there is never enough space in the house, it’s time to make a change. Here are four to keep in mind.
Don’t let the men in the house takeover and claim the room as their own. Guys they may be, but it doesn’t mean they are the only people who need a break. We can all do with a rest from time to time, which is the idea of a man cave is off the table. Instead, float the prospect of a games room. Sure, you may not play video games, yet there is more to it than bashing buttons on a PlayStation controller. Think of it as a reclusive place with a sofa, one of the only rooms that get some peace.
Motivation is hard to come by most days. Getting and dressed and hitting the gym is too tricky. Anyway, the cost is becoming less and less affordable. Imagine if you could come home, slip into your sweats and workout without leaving the house. Wouldn’t that be amazing? It doesn’t have to be a pipe dream because there is plenty of space in the garage. All you have to do is level and coat the floor and install legit equipment.
No one wants to sleep in a converted garage for the rest of their life. It can be cold and windy and the idea is blah. It’s much better to be in the back room where it’s warmer and not as open to the elements. However, guests don’t mind where they sleep as long as there is a bed. And, if they do, then that’s tough luck because there are no other options! As well as the interior, think about the exterior garage doors. If they are broken, then fix or get the garage door repairs done that need to be done or just replace them. “Bricking them in” is a popular idea too but it depends on your thinking.
This is one to consider because it’s stress-free. Everything can pretty much stay the same aside from a few strategic additions. For example, you’ll need a desk and a chair so that there is a place to sit and work. And, a heater/air conditioner should come in handy in the summer and winter months. Apart from that, there isn’t much else to do unless you want to spruce the place up a bit. Maybe add a window to let in light to stop it feeling like a prison cell?
What is your preference? Is there one that isn’t on the list that you’d like to add?