I think it’s true to say that a lot of homeowners see their garage as part of the house that is, to put it bluntly, fairly useless. You might have a small garage that isn’t quite big enough to fit a car in comfortably. Due to this, it instead becomes a place that you use to store junk and extra items. To be frank, it’s a mess and often in complete shambles. I think this is a shame because that garage could actually be a great room for a whole variety of uses. First, we need to make a few changes.
Create A Storage System
The first suggestion I’ll make is that you still use the garage as a place to store items and tools. But let’s approach this with a little more cunning. Rather than having them just piled up around the place, you can purchase some storage units. These can be put on heavy duty drawer slides that can easily be pulled in and out. This will save you effort and space when you want to get something out or put it away. You can simply pull out the storage unit from under the shelves and put it back once you’re finished. Already I bet your garage is looking a lot more useful.
Get Some Covering For The Floor
Next, we want to make your garage a little more welcoming. Arguably the main reason you don’t spend time in your garage is that it doesn’t look like a room in your home at all. There’s no covering for the floor and no point on the wall. It is literally just an empty space. But that can be changed and if you’re not using your garage for the car why not get some carpet. With carpet on the floors, your garage will be more welcoming with a higher level of insulation. Soon you’ll be eager to go in there and get it sorted as a new space in your home.
Choose Your Use
Don’t forget this is a room in your home that isn’t really being used for anything. Due to this, you’ll be able to choose what you want to do with it. It’s a space that is brimming with possibilities. It’s cut off from the home enough that it can be the perfect area for crafts. Or, you can use it as a mess room for the kids. You can even completely transform it for wine storage. Once you start thinking about what this room has to offer, you’ll love the options available.
More Clever Storage Options
Or maybe you aren’t using your garage more because it’s filled with all your garden tools. I know that problem all too well so how about fixing this issue right now? You can hang those tools up on the walls, free up space and give yourself room to work. You’ll also have the added bonus of being able to easily find tools you want when you need them.
You see, it’s easy to make your garage useful and a practical space in your home.