Has your garage become more of a junk room than a safe-haven for your car? If so, why not transform this unused space into an extra room? Not only will this increase your living space but it can also add as much as 10% to the value of your property.
Depending on your family’s needs there are a variety of uses this room can be transformed into. From the practical, like an extra guest room, to the indulgent, such as a man cave. If, however, you are not lucky enough to have your own garage, Lidget, the UK’s number one in concrete garages, can design and build you one, personalising it to fit your needs.
If space for visitors is at a minimum, then turn your garage into an extra guest room. Choose a pastel paint for the walls for a calming space, and carpet for the floor to save your guests from having cold feet during the night. By buying a sofa bed rather than a standard double bed you can create an extra living room for you and your family when your guests have gone home. If you have the time or inclination then utilise the large space where the garage doors used to be by replacing them with a huge window, creating a beautiful, light and airy space for your visitors.
Imagine having your very own place to escape to when the mayhem of your house gets too much. Somewhere you can binge watch Netflix, play FIFA on your PlayStation or even just sit quietly with a cold glass of wine. Once you have filled your ‘cave’ with all your favourite past times, it’s worth spending a bit of time ensuring the security around your garage is tight. You can purchase special garage door locks or install a security system to keep all your prized possessions secure.
Whether you work from home, just need a place to occasionally write a few emails of an evening or want a quiet space for your children to do their homework, an office is a practical and useful space for the whole family. As well as installing a desk and filing cabinets, if space allows, why not create a meeting area? It just needs a table and a few chairs and will mean that you can hold meetings in the comfort of your own home.
Give your children their very own space to play with their own playroom. Fully carpet the garage’s concrete floor to prevent bumps and bruises and buy lots of boxes to store all the toys and books. If your garage is on the smaller side then turn the entire space into your children’s very own Wendy House – put in a play-kitchen and table, allowing your children to play make-believe in a safe and secure environment.
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