Your garage isn’t only for storing vehicles. With a few changes here and there, you can find alternative uses for your garage to maximize its space, especially if you rarely use it to park your car. Here are a few ideas you can use to convert your garage space:
1. Turn your garage into a gym
Obesity is an ongoing concern in the US. If you would like to lose weight, there are many ways to go about it. You could go to the gym and exercise with others through the help of a trainer. But if you like some privacy in your battle against weight, then you should consider having a home gym.
Since a home gym will only serve your needs and those of your family members, you don’t need a lot of space. A two-hundred-square-feet garage space can be enough to house basic gym equipment like an elliptical machine, an exercise bike, or a stability ball.
2. Turn your garage into a workspace
A home office does not have to be inside your home. Your garage will do just fine. It can be converted into a fully-functional home office that provides you with the professional atmosphere you need to work.
If you are running a home-based business in Utah, you may need to install a commercial garage door that you can pull up during the day to allow clients to come in and see your products. Don’t forget to add appropriate furnishings such as floor rugs, a work station, proper lighting, and other business equipment that will make your space functional and appealing.
3. Turn your garage into a childcare center
Want to run a baby care center at home but don’t have enough space for it? Transform your garage into a daycare room. But make sure this is allowed in your community and obtain the necessary business permits and licenses before embarking on this journey. Also, consider the play equipment and other furnishings you may need to add to the garage to ensure it’s functional and safe for the kids you want to cater to.
4. Turn your garage into a homeschool
About 2.5 million children in the US are home-schooled. Your child may be one of them. Instead of moving learning materials to the living or dining room constantly, how about converting your garage into a homeschool?
You can divide the garage space into sections if you have more than one child to teach. You can also divide it into sections based on the different subjects your kid needs to take. It’s all up to you. Think of the garage as a blank space you can redesign to meet the unique educational needs of your child.
There is so much you can do with the garage in your residential property. So, take the time to decide what you want to do with your unused garage and design the space accordingly. Think of it as a long-term investment that will add more function and value to your home.