So often the garage at home can be underutilised. A perfect space to make the most out of, but it becomes neglected.
A dumping ground for items that have no space in the house or for those keepsakes which you don’t really need but don’t want to throw out.
It is amazing that a space which provides so much promise can have the door shut and ignored, out of sight out of mind.
Many of us now though are realising the opportunities this space provides, especially should you not use the space for a car.
The garage can be renovated and improved to provide a useful and value adding room to your home, as well as being better designed to be more welcoming, organised, and useful.
If you still have the old metal door, paint flaking off and bumps across it, you’re adding nothing to its value as well as putting you off from opening it.
A new door adds immediate visual appeal for resale as well as being somewhere you want to go.
Explore the options which can ensure your garage blends in well with the rest of your home to make it more appealing.
You can also add a remote-controlled door to take it to the next level.
If your garage is attached to the house, you could be losing a lot of heat through it. Ensuring it is well insulated as well as having a well fit door, can make the area usable all-year round.
Even if you don’t want to, or can’t afford to lay new flooring, by painting the floor you can make it more it appear much more attractive in no time.
If you are looking to add new flooring, this will then provide a room that is more usable throughout the year and the first step to a full renovation.
The garage can be an area to enter and remove those dirty boots and clothing, easy to clean while not having to traipse through the house.
Having an area for those muddy boots and wet clothes to dry outside is a useful way of moving one of those pesky chores away from the front door.
A storage bench and hooks for the big winter coats as well ensures less room is taken up in the house with items only used on the cold winter days.
Should you be more practical with the space, there are many different storage options.
Adding runners along the ceiling to slide in storage boxes to keep items out of the way and ensure the rest of the room is still usable is a popular idea.
Don’t waste any wall space either. Having areas all across the wall to hang large tools or ones you use regularly making them easy to grab.
Shelving is a key way to keep your belongings up off the floor and stored in a way that will preserve them. Things over eye level you don’t use regularly and those that you do can be stored below.
With more of us working from home these days, you can convert your whole garage, or even just section off part of it to make a home office.
Ensuring you can get a space to concentrate without the daily distractions is vital, and this way you can take a step out and have your area to crack on with your work.
If your house is starting to feel too small with children running around and playing with their brothers/sisters, it may be a good idea to find them somewhere to go.
By converting the garage into a playroom, the house remains calmer and less accidents occur, while the children can play with freedom.
There are so many options which can be tailored to your individual needs.
Should you be looking to expand or to add value to sell your house, small or full renovation options are available.
Work out your budget, and your needs for the space and make the most of a room so often neglected.