Owning a garage can mean having extra space that can be used for a variety of purposes. But many people are guilty of using it as a dumping ground for items and objects that are seldom used.
If you’ve got a garage that you’re not utilising for your car, there are many ways in which you could reorganise it to make the most of your space.
Firstly, you’ll need to declutter which means getting rid of everything you no longer need or use. Make sure you dispose of chemicals, paint and oils in the correct way and donate any unwanted items to charity. Once you’ve cleared out the space, give it a good clean to ensure it’s well prepped for your project.
If you’re not sure what to do with your garage space, here are a few ideas that might inspire the transformation:
Dedicating your garage space to a games room is a popular idea and means that you can enjoy your favourite activities away from the main house. Add a ping pong or football table, set up a TV area with comfy seating to watch the big matches and hang framed shirts of your favourite footballers on the walls.
Creating a home office with your garage space can help increase productivity while you work. With minimal distractions, a garage office is ideal if the family are at home during working hours. Add a suitable desk and chair to promote good posture and be sure to include heating for the colder months.
You might also want to add shelving or cupboards for storing files, books and paperwork. It’s a good idea to install effective lighting, especially if your garage has minimal natural light.
While you don’t necessarily need a whole garage for this, it can be a great use of the space. Keeping your laundry appliances in the garage means they’re out of the way and you can free up room in the home.
Add shelving for detergents and pegs and keep baskets nearby so you’re able to organise your clothes.
Adding a built-in bar might seem extravagant but it can add a whole new dimension to summer garden parties. Include a fridge and seating area and you’ll have your own evening backyard retreat.
Showcase your hobbies
If you’re into biking, surfing, skiing or any other sport, why not make the most of hanging space and display your equipment on the wall of your garage? This will help keep the floor space empty, meaning you don’t have to climb over multiple items to get to your items.
Whatever you decide to do with your garage, make sure you keep it clutter-free so you can enjoy your new-found space for years to come.