Putting Your Garage to Good Use: What to Do When You Have Extra Garage Space

Garage Space

A garage space is usually used to keep your vehicles in. It is built to keep your cars and other conveyances from suffering damage due to exposure to the sun and rain. It is also built to offer you a safe way to get from your car to your home since you will technically be indoors when you alight from your vehicle.

While most people use their garages for just this purpose, there are some people who find an alternative use for this structure. This is particularly true when their garage has a lot of space and only one vehicle is parked in it. This is usually the case when someone has a two to three car garage and only one vehicle to keep protected.

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Alternative Uses to Extra Garage Space

When you have extra garage space, it is a shame to let such a thing go to waste. Leaving it empty and not using it should never be the norm. In order to put such extra space to good use, you can close it off to create a room separate from your vehicle and do a lot with it. Here are some ideas you might want to consider:

Craft room 

If you or anybody in your family is into arts and crafts, you can have the extra space turned into a craft room. Alternatively, for men, it can be their woodworking or metalworking room. Whatever the case may be, you can use a space for your hobbies. All you will need to bring in are a table, a chair, shelves, and the stuff you need for your hobby.

Kid’s playroom or game room 

If you want your living room to remain spic and span, but don’t want to restrict your kids from bringing friends over from school to play, this is a good idea. You can have a TV and your kid’s console gaming unit installed there together with a couple of bean bags. You can also bring in a few shelves that can hold toys, storage boxes for snacks, and a cooler for their drinks.

Man cave

Who wouldn’t want to have a room specifically made for their many manly interests? Your man cave can have an entertainment system, a card table, a bar, and a sofa. A mini fridge, chairs, and other stuff that you may need when your friends come over for your monthly poker games can also be added here. You can even have a bathroom installed here, if you wanted.

Guest room

If all the rooms in your home is currently occupied, and you constantly have guests sleeping over, what better way to use the extra space than for a guest room? Make sure you ask about zoning laws and guidelines before you do this however since some cities are pretty strict about such additions. To make the room comfortable, add insulation, flooring, rework it to make it look like any room in your home.

Home office

If you find yourself constantly bringing work home but have a hard time finishing because of people underfoot, your extra garage space might be the solution. You can turn this into your home office simply by fixing it up and bringing in a desk, office chair, work tables, extra seating, shelves, and even a whiteboard.

Home gym

This is probably one of the most common alternative uses of extra space in a garage. For this, you won’t even need to have divisions built to separate your gym equipment from your vehicle. You can have a treadmill, bench press, dumbbells, a punching bag, and other exercise equipment installed here so you can work out at any time.

Customizing Your Garage for Your Needs

No matter what you decide to do with the extra garage space, you need to remember that your structure has to be durable enough to withstand all the use it will be getting. You can also have your garage customized in preparation for such plans, and one company that can help you with this is Carport Supercenter.

We are a company that specializes in metal structures such as metal carports, metal barns, and yes, metal garages. We can even provide you with metal commercial structures for a variety of needs. To find out how we can be of help, you can call us at 1-877-275-7710 or email us at sales@carportsupercenter.com. Contact us today  and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about our products and what can be done with these.

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