A garage offers the chance to build an additional room or rooms onto your house without the necessity of creating a foundation and adding plumbing and building a roof. A finished garage can be recreated to look like nothing you would want to park your car inside. Here are some ideas for garage transformations.
Garage Transformation Idea 1:
A two-car garage for a one-car family is an utter waste of time. If you have kids, consider partitioning the garage so that you have two separate rooms. On one side you still have room the park the car. The other room becomes a playhouse or clubhouse for the kids. You can either take the route of building an indoor playground complete with swings and climbing ropes or you can take the route the installing a large screen TV so the kids have their own place to watch Nickelodeon and play video games.
Garage Transformation Ideas 2:
A small house with a garage can become a much bigger house by making the garage into the living room. If you garage is bigger than your living room, consider moving your time spent watching TV and eating TV dinners and playing board games outside. You may even want to install a prefab fireplace where there wasn’t enough room in the indoor living room.
Garage Transformation Idea 3:
Tear out one of the walls and install sliding doors. Then make this your artist’s retreat or home office or a place where you go just to get away from the rat race. Transfer all your books from indoors to outdoor and make the garage that private library and reading room you’ve always dreamed of having.
Garage Transformation Idea 4:
Raise the ceiling height above the eave. Install built-in cabinetry. Build a wall that at one end that allows space between the existing wall and the new one. That space is going to make doing all the wiring for your home theater so much easier. Install acoustical ceiling tiles and lay down carpeting for you private home theater. Adorn the walls with posters and introduced upholstered chairs to make the room’s acoustics even more ideal. The very act of leaving your home to walk to the garage makes going to the garage to watch a movie seem more like going to a theater.
Garage Transformation Idea 5:
Make your garage into that toy train heaven you’ve always idealized in your dreams. The garage represents enough space that you can lay down multiple tracks for multiple Lionel trains to travel from one part of America to the opposite side. Be creative in simulating your little version of the country, complete with miniature Mt. Rushmore and St. Louis Arch.