Garages are desired by most households. However, after having them, not all use them for the sole purpose they were designed for. A large number of residents prefer to leave their vehicle outside. In fact more than 50% people have a garage, but only 24% use them for parking cars, according to stats by RAC foundation. A majority section of people have turned them into extra rooms or storage spaces.
If you too have a garage, but do not intend to park your car there, or you don’t have a car to park, here are five interesting alternatives for your garage space.
Remember, irrespective of how you use the garage space, it is important to invest in a good quality garage door or get your existing garage door repaired to its optimal best for you and your loved one’s safety and comfort, say experts at J & J Garage Door Repair & Electric Openers, a reputed Garage door repair and installation service in Crystal Lake, who also provide their services in Palatine, Elgin, Deerfield, Northbrook, Mount Prospect, McHenry, Cary, Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove.
Use it as a Play Area
When you are busy doing something serious, the noise created by kids playing around can be deterring. Even for kids, not being able to find a personal space to play can be annoying. If you have kids and a garage, why not do something that will immediately reduce your stress and make kids happy. Turn your unused garage into a play area for kids, where they can easily sprawl out their toys and play freely. You can add a solid support beam to hang swings. Invest in soft carpeting and storage space for toys.
Create a Mudroom
Mudroom is a home’s secondary entrance, featuring hooks to hang coats, umbrellas and bags or acting as small cubes to store shoes or probably a bench to sit while you take your shoes off. If you convert your garage into a mudroom, a lot of things that demanded extra space at home can be taken care of, making the house appear tidier. To highlight the area, you can paint it with a bright colour and add a rug to make the space cosier. Depending on your creativity and budget, you can make some more additions. But before that, look for a good garage door installation & repair service.
Transform it into an Office
Recent times have seen a huge shift in the way we work. From conventional 9 to 5 jobs, employees are increasingly being allowed to opt for convenient locations and times for working. Almost half of the UK workforce will be working remotely by 2020, according to a report created by OddsMonkey. If you have the flexibility, transform your garage space into an office, where you can work with peace. Just ensure a proper sitting arrangement and maximum lighting and you are good to go.
Build a Personal Gym
A large number of people resist going to the gym for workout. Their main fear is of being judged by other people at the gym, for their appearance, workout techniques, behaviour etc. The hefty membership fees do not help either. In that case personal gyms can be set up in garage spaces. All you need is to invest in some good quality weights, resistance bands, fitness poster for motivation and cardio equipment too (if budget allows).
Garage is a highly important part of your home. Look for a good Garage Door Installation & Repair Service for your peace of mind.