Need more living space? Before you commit to a home addition, consider remodeling your garage. This sizable and often underused space has loads of potential.
Make your living space the best it can be by redefining your garage and making it part of your home remodel plans. From handy home offices to extra bedrooms, guesthouses, workout rooms, game rooms, and even movie theaters — the possibilities are endless.
Wish you had more room? A garage conversion can be one of the quickest and most affordable ways to add living space to your home. The foundation, walls, and roof are already in place. And, if the garage is attached to your house, the entry already exists.
Using a garage remodel to create extra living space
Garage conversions are a cost-effective way to add more space to your home. In addition to the extra living area, you can increase the value of your home by up to 10 percent. Garage conversions also mean you won’t lose any yard space like you would with a first-floor home addition.
Home office. The need for a home office has soared, so converting your garage into a work zone can be a clever use of space. Being away from the main house offers peace and quiet from everyday household activities. And, you can’t beat the commute!
Playroom. Convert your garage into a playroom that will suit kids of any age. They’ll have a place to do their homework, watch TV, and store all their toys and games. Plus, everyone loves arts and crafts time!
Home gym. The open plan of a typical garage is the ideal backdrop for a home gym. Instead of paying for expensive gym memberships, use that money to invest in the exercise equipment that is right for you.
Game room. A game room (or recreational room) is a great place to hang out with family and friends. It also provides peace of mind to have a safe, controlled environment for your kids and their friends to get together.
Home theater. If you need a more comfortable space where you can enjoy your 75-inch television, then you can turn your garage into a home theater. Add speakers and add comfortable reclining chairs. It’s like having your own private cinema in the comfort of your home.
Guest house. Turn your garage into a guest house using some clever tiny-home-inspired design. When the kids come home from college and bring their friends, it’s the solution for everyone to get a good night’s sleep without all of the noise. Or, when relatives come to stay, it’s a home-next-door-to-home.
In today’s fast-paced, always-plugged-in kind of world, more people than ever are finding the need for a quiet escape from every-day life. Many men and women are choosing to transform their garage into a special hideaway. What better way to escape than in your own backyard?
Man cave. A man cave should be a relaxing and fun space where dad can hang out with friends to watch the big game, play a little poker, enjoy some beverages, shoot some pool, or just relax. Or it can be a multipurpose room that includes space for them all. Add a fridge, microwave, and bathroom to round out the space.
She shed. An emerging trend in home design is the She Shed. It can be a place for mom to get away from the kids without actually leaving the house. Think reading nook, craft cave, artist’s studio, yoga studio, a place to visit with friends, or just get away from it all. Whether you need tons of natural light and windows, or a quiet and softly lit room, the choice is yours.
Garage living is about bringing your dream garage concept to life and creating a luxurious, welcoming space that is customized to enhance your home’s comfort. When you’re ready to give your garage an upgrade, give the Houston Home Remodeling Pros a call at 832-793-8179.