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Updated on August 24, 2022 1:04 pm

How Your Garage Can Be a Multi-Purpose Room

When your home starts to feel a little too small or you need another room in your house, money is the first thing that comes to mind.  Should you move?  Build an addition?  Finish the basement?  These are all options that tend to be very costly when adding more space to your home. Have you thought about repurposing your garage?

A U.S. Department of Energy study concluded that 25% of homeowners with 2-car garages don’t actually use their garages to park their cars. So how are people using this space?  Let’s look at a few popular options.

Storage

A double car garage can take up 13 – 15% of a home’s square footage.  That is a LOT of functional space!  Whether you add cabinetry, shelving, or those new hanging ceiling shelves, using your garage for storage can keep your home from feeling too cramped.

Workshop 

 the family was going from a full basement to a partial basement, and he couldn’t bear the thought of getting rid of his tools. Sometimes when people see a garage, they look at it as a working opportunity to practice their hobbies, or work in a space that isn’t in the elements. The overhead door can be a giant window, and easily ventilate DIY projects like spray paint or wood working. You realize there is plenty of room for a mini-workshop, lawn care equipment, and a vehicle.

Home Gym

Every January, many people make resolutions and commit to improving their health. For some, they join a gym; others can’t afford the cost of a gym membership or some feel more comfortable working out at home. Your garage just needs some cushioned floor mats and a mirror or two to become your own personal gym with plenty of room and privacy.

Entertainment Space

Garages can be fabulous spaces to hold televisions, which could come in handy if you are looking to make a “man cave” or a “she shed,” but still want the convenience of being close to the kitchen or a bathroom. Leather couches can be set up to watch TV or play video games from the comfort of the garage while staying out of the elements. Keeping parties in the garage also makes keeping your house clean much easier. If you insulate your garage door, you can house a band practice or host holiday gatherings when the weather dips. 

Office

Just like televisions can be added to a garage, you can add a computer to the space as well. If your internet connection is strong enough, you can create an office in your garage which frees up a room or portion of a room in your actual home. On days when it’s nice outside, you can even feel like you’re working outdoors by putting the garage door up. When it’s cool, leave the door down (hopefully it’s insulated) to keep the heat in and the noise out.  

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If you are looking for more space in your home, hopefully some of these ideas will work for you. No matter how you decide to use your garage, make it your own and make it a place you are proud to show off. And when you’re ready to upgrade the functionality and aesthetics of your garage door, give Dr. Door a call for the leading garage door service in Lancaster, OH!