3 Things You’ve Never Thought Of Using Your Garage For

When you say the word ‘garage’, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a messy, dirty, catch-all room full of cars, tools you don’t know how to use, and junk.

Often used merely for storage space, most garages are overlooked as a valued part of your property and tend to gather dust over the years.

However, with the rise of companies offering earning potential by renting out your garage, such as Lock Up Garages, it might be time to start thinking differently about your unloved space and give it the makeover it so sorely needs.

Things You’ve Never Thought Of Using Your Garage For

Here, we’ve found three things you’ve probably never thought of using your garage for to give you that much-needed kick of inspiration.

Entertainment room

One of the most fun ways to transform your garage is to turn it into an entertainment room, often known as a ‘man cave’.

You can fill it with arcade games, video games, pool tables, table football, darts, TVs, stereos and more, making it the one room to rule them all and the envy of all your neighbours.

You could also take it up another notch by installing your own personal bar, where you could serve craft beer, spirits and whisky cocktails before unwinding with a competitive game of football.

Just remember that you’ll need to consider installing electricity and plumbing for a decent man cave!

For more ideas on creating the perfect entertainment room, check out this post by Housely for more inspiration.

Things You’ve Never Thought Of Using Your Garage For

Library

For the bibliophiles among us, you may have been dreaming of your very own Beauty and the Beast library since you learned to read (or at least got into Disney!).

However, a library of these grand proportions is extremely difficult to fit into a studio apartment or terraced house, especially when that corner of the room has been earmarked for a flat screen TV by your unconvinced partner.

In that case, your unloved garage could be the answer to your prayers. By installing some floor to ceiling shelves, adding a comfy armchair and a quaint lamp, you’ve got your very own reading room.

Of course, it goes without saying that you’ll have to make sure your walls are properly insulated and waterproof to prevent any damage to your beloved books!

Craft room

If you’re looking more for somewhere to exercise your creativity and work with your hands than sit and relax, then turning your garage into a craft or hobby room is an excellent choice.

Installing some cheap flooring roll or vinyl, a large workbench and some wall shelves to store all of your materials is a good place to start, as well as adding in some stylish lighting and decorating.

This could even be the start of the craft business you’ve always wanted, or just earning some extra pennies by renting it out to a budding crafter!

For more hints and tips, check out this handy guide by Start A Craft Business which can help you to get started in setting up a craft workshop.

By | 2018-02-01T10:19:26+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Home Improvement|27 Comments

About the Author:

Amila Gamage
Amila Gamage is a Contracts Engineer with more than 14 years experience in construction sector. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants She offers Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration services for her clients.

27 Comments

  1. bri February 1, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Cool blog, you have some great topics on here. I will keep browsing through. x

  2. Aashu February 1, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    al the ideas sound amazing. My garage has always been the dumpster of the house. Need to give it a serious makeover

  3. Erika Ramona February 1, 2018 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    These are great ideas though we don’t have any renovation plans yet. It would be so cool to turn it into an entertainment room with all my guitars and amplifiers!

  4. Leo T. Ly February 1, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Over the years, the junks in my house is just piling up and the go to place to store things is the garage. I sometimes would love to use my garage for my workshop to build thing, but there is just too much junks. I think I have to do a garage sale this summer.

  5. Amber Myers February 1, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    These are some great ideas! My garage is currently stuffed with boxes. I really need to go through it all.

  6. Patricia-Ann Que February 2, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    what brilliant ideas! ig i have a garage as I live in a condo, i would make it as my walk in closet!

  7. Ophelia T February 2, 2018 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    These are great ideas for a garage. I definitely want to turn my garage into an entertainment room one day.

  8. AnnMarie John February 2, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    If we had more room in our garage, I would totally convert it into a space that we can use. I think these are awesome ideas. I need more room for my craft supplies.

    • Amila Gamage
      Amila Gamage February 2, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Yes,Most of the time,garage is used to storing junk.It is wise to remodel the garage for more purposes.

  9. Anosa Malanga February 2, 2018 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Now I am thinking what happened to my parents garage. Probably it can be a good crafts room. I need they should already dispose the stocks in the garage and remodel it.

    • Amila Gamage
      Amila Gamage February 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm - Reply

      I am glad that this post gave you some new idea…

  10. Alicia February 3, 2018 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Actually, I have had a garage that I converted into an entertainment room. And I helped a friend convert hers into a craft room. I haven’t thought of it as a reading room, though. I have a HUGE oversized garage. Now, I’m just dreaming of all the books it will store – instead of Amazon boxes waiting for recycling.

    • Editorial Staff
      Editorial Staff February 3, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

      It is nice to hear about your experiences.I hope you will have some space for books too…

  11. Valerie February 3, 2018 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Aww! I would love to covert my garage into an entertainment room! It would be so awesome to have a pool table for my hubs, and a bunch of games for the kiddos! That way we could host playdates there and also date nights (pool nights) 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  12. corinne & kirsty February 3, 2018 at 4:57 am - Reply

    If only i had a garage i would make it a library! would be so cosy and nice!

  13. LaToyia Dennis February 3, 2018 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I’ve seen a few creative garages…my girlfriend uses it as a shecave. It is awesome!

  14. emmanuel damian February 4, 2018 at 12:33 am - Reply

    I think transforming your garage into an entertainment room is a cool idea! I’l do it this weekend!

    • Amila Gamage
      Amila Gamage February 5, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

      I hope you will have a great entertain room in your garage space…

  15. Blair villanueva February 4, 2018 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Garage can be used as other function, as long as it is tidy and organized. You can even make it as a guest room, especially when the garage is super neat

    • Amila Gamage
      Amila Gamage February 5, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

      That’s another great idea.Thanks for your input..

  16. Amber S. February 4, 2018 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Love the idea of making a library!!! That is innovative. I have seen people make man caves and rec rooms out of their garages, and it is a very good use of the space!

    • Amila Gamage
      Amila Gamage February 5, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Thank you for adding more suggestions for this post as things to do with the garage.

  17. Sandra Crespo February 6, 2018 at 2:54 am - Reply

    I love all of these ideas especially the library!!! We no longer have a garage now that we hit the road full time but awesome tips for those living in a sticks and bricks home!!!

  18. Nicole February 6, 2018 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Those are really awesome ideas! I never would have thought to use a garage as a library before, but that is definitely something I would consider. Thanks for sharing!

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