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Garages aren’t the sexiest part of the house – not by a long shot. But they are incredibly practical and, often large, meaning that they have potential. Your garage doesn’t need to be a dumping ground for anything and everything that can’t fit in your home. It can be an incredible room in its own right with the right approach. Here’s how to make your garage rock.
Turn It Into A Workspace
If you work from home, you often want to separate your working and living areas from each other. It helps get you in the mood for the day ahead and prevents you from getting distracted by other people, including your kids running around.
Transforming your garage into a veritable workspace is easier than you might think. You already have the basics, such as an electrical outlet. It’s just a matter of fitting it out with office equipment, and away you go.
If your garage is a bit bare, then you might want to cover the floor with a rug, add some extra lighting options and fit some windows if you don’t have any already. But aside from that, there’s comparatively little work you need to do.
Sort Out The Door
Garage doors are notoriously unreliable contraptions, famous for their propensity to break down, just when you need them the most. If yours is giving you the hassle, then find someone who offers garage door repair and sort out the problem. You’d be amazed at just how much of a difference fixing your old door can make to your quality of life.
Make Space For A Craft Room
In many ways, garages are perfectly set up for craft rooms. They already have all the storage you need for your equipment, plus it doesn’t matter if you spill things on the floor – clean up is easy. On top of that, they also offer ample space, preventing you from having to take over a spare bedroom that you might want to use for guests.
Dress The Walls
People often view garages as purely functional spaces. But even if they are, that doesn’t mean that design has to be absent. There are all kinds of examples of trendy workshops out there on the internet that beautifully combine both form and function.
Dressing the walls is a cost-effective and straightforward way to give your garage a boost immediately. You can transform even the dullest of walls into something that will make you want to spend more time there.
Add Storage Solutions
If you’re like most people, your garage is something of a dumping ground for all the stuff that is too big or awkward to fit in other parts of your home.
Adding storage solutions can help a great deal. Here you choose a wall of your garage and install full floor-to-ceiling cabinets for storing long objects, such as brooms and mops. You can also use it for kids’ stuff, like prams and buggies, getting them out of the way when you don’t need them.