Garage transformations. Why this trend won’t go away soon.
Today, more and more people are finding new uses for their garage space. The modern home is evolving, and the garage is no exception. Instead of storing cars, tools, and other random items, many homeowners are creating spaces their entire family can enjoy. Are you looking to transform your garage into something more? Here are five possible alternatives for your garage.
1. Playroom for Kids
Transform your garage by giving your children a place to play, be messy, and make noise without disturbing the rest of the family. You can create a fun, safe playroom in your garage. Cover the floor of the garage with rubber matting or carpet tiles. Carpet tiles are easy to replace if they become damaged or stained. Please keep all garage transformations safe by eliminating any dangerous materials or chemicals and locking access to electrical equipment. Paint the walls a light, bright, child-friendly color. You could have sections painted with chalkboard paint to let your kids draw right on the walls. Ensure the door and walls are insulated to help maintain a comfortable temperature.
2. Entertainment Room
Does your family love entertainment? You could transform your garage into a home theatre or game room. Install a large television or projector with a modern sound system to watch movies or sporting events. Add a comfy sectional or recliners to complete the experience. And don’t forget a fridge with cold drinks! This setup is also perfect for video games.
When pondering garage transformations, what about a fully functional game room? Fill the room with card tables, ping-pong, foosball, a pool table, and other fun activities. Your garage will become the perfect place to bond with family and friends. This is also an excellent place for teens to hang out. Be sure to add personal touches or select a décor theme. You could decorate with an entertainment theme for a home theater or your favorite sports teams if you plan on watching sports. Insulation and soundproofing are also good ideas.
3. Hobby Room
Do you have a hobby that is cluttering up your home? Maybe moving it to the garage is the answer. It would allow you to spread out and not worry about the mess. Many garage storage systems are available to organize and store your crafts and tools. A worktable with different types of task lighting makes it a functional space. Depending on what kinds of projects you are working on, you may want to put down an epoxy finish on the floor to make clean up easy. Most of all, make it personal to you. Make it a space where you want to be inspired.
4. Home Gym
Garage transformations include implementing your own gym. Are you trying to exercise more but finding it hard to make it to the gym? Transforming your garage into a home gym might be the answer—no membership fees. No drive. Work out in the privacy of your own home. What’s not to love? Plus, you can build it to fit your specific needs and create the perfect workout experience. The garage offers space for all your fitness equipment: treadmill, bike, weight racks, bench, etc. To transform your garage into a gym, you may need to check that the floor is strong enough to support the equipment and weights. Install rubber mats on the floor to add a cushion for comfort. Set up weight racks and storage units along the walls or overhead for different pieces of equipment.
5. Home Office
If you are one of many employees who have relocated from the corporate office to working remotely from home, here’s some help for you! Having a dedicated office space will make working at home much more comfortable and productive. Using the garage as a home office can create the optimal home and work-life separation. Spend a few dollars and invest in a functional desk and a comfy chair. Install an access point for your wireless network near the garage so your computer and phone will have access to a reliable and uninterrupted network. Add some soft lighting and decorative rugs to warm up the environment. If you have been working under fluorescent lighting at the corporate office, you will be surprised at how much better you will function under soft, ambient lights.
If you have already been working from home on your own business, the garage can be the ideal warehouse or workspace your company needs to function and grow. This open space can become a place to store products, a production area, or an assembly space for shipping products. Whatever your needs are for your business, the garage offers a versatile and open space that can be designed to achieve your goals.
Garage Doors and Garage Screens
With any of these renovations, you will need to make sure your garage door is insulated for the winter, and you may want a garage screen for the summer. Joe Wilde Company offers an extensive line of garage doors with built-in insulation. Our garage doors come in three product lines: Classic, Modern, and Carriage House. We also have all the replacement parts you need for any door brand.
If you are ready to upgrade your door to a beautiful, new insulated door, reach out to the pros at Joe Wilde Company. Our staff is prepared to recommend the right garage door for your home and budget. For more information about the garage doors we offer, visit https://www.joewilde.com/residential-products/garage-door-lines.
Joe Wilde Company is also proud to be a licensed dealer of the most versatile garage screen on the planet. The garage door experts at Joe Wilde Company can help you determine the screen and frame model that will best work for your home and then professionally install it. Learn more about this exciting product on our website at joewilde.com/product/garage-screens, and contact us today for a consultation.