What is the easiest way to add more space to your house? Of course, the answer is to remodel your garage. A very cost-effective way to gain more space for your house is by remodeling your garage.
You can greatly expand your home’s living space, especially if you no longer use your garage to park your car because you’re using your driveway instead. Remodeling your garage can help you become more organized and stop storing everything in it. This is why you have a basement.
Your garage offers a perfect environment to house your workshop, studio or home office. Many people also find that their garage can also be used for a gym or for another living room designed for special activities. However, remodeling your garage does not necessarily mean that you have to sacrifice your storage space or your parking area. Garages today have become multi-functional, allowing cars, general storage, a workshop and even a home office all in the same place.
Because many garages are attached to the home they can benefit from the same comfort as a home: phone wires, heating & cooling, and plumbing. All you need is a little imagination, a fixed
budget and a plan. If you think that by remodeling you might be losing too much storage space, you can always build a small storage space behind your garage to house sporting equipment, tools and other items.
Moreover, when remodeling your garage you should consider an addition above the garage. Adding a room for work space and even for living, for one of your kids (they usually love this) above the existing garage can give you additional space and also increase the value of your home without major changes to the floor plan.
If you feel the need to remodel your garage but you don’t know exactly what you want or need, you should consider the following ideas.
You can transform your garage into a laundry room if you have your laundry room in the basement. By building a laundry in your garage you will eliminate the need to go up and down the stairs.
A music studio can be a great choice for your garage remodeling plans if you or your kids have some tendencies in this direction. The garage is the place where many “garage bands” got their start. To avoid your neighbors’ complaints consider soundproofing the garage walls.
Another idea for your garage can be to transform it into a gym. If you have your equipment and you do not have enough place to use it indoors you can always move it into the garage and have plenty of place for your daily exercises and training. Also, here you will not be bothered by anyone.