Warm spring days are drawing closer, and finally, we have some sunny days. Sunshine is tempting you to go out and have lots of fun outdoors. And if you happen to have an empty garage space, it is about the right time of the year to start thinking about repurposing it.
If your garage is already filled with random stuff you no longer need, spring is also a great time of the year to do some spring cleaning.
Once all the cleaning is done, you can easily jump straight into repurposing if you already have an idea of what to do with the space, or get down to some brainstorming and planning if you’re still unsure what your future project will be.
Things to know before you decide to repurpose your garage
Whatever decision you make, one thing is for sure: cleaning your garage is the first step you will have to take. All that clutter you’ve been accumulating there needs to be removed and disposed of or donated and given to charities.
Only after the place is all cleared out will you be able to start with the basics. You will need to inspect your roof, ceiling, walls, windows, and floor. Check the roof for any potential damage, fix whatever you need, and then check the insulation. Your roof and insulation for garage wall will need to be in mint condition, and if it’s not, make sure you replace them.
Since warm days are coming it will be very pleasant to have a space with big open doors. However, if you ever wish to cool the interior down a bit – and keep it that way – you will need to have proper insulation installed. Good insulation is very important for your space, whatever it turns out to be.
Assemble a fitness studio
You could create a fitness studio in your garage. As fitness studio equipment can get freakishly expensive. You will need to look for budget-friendly alternatives if you don’t wish to break the bank. If you decide to make a grungy atmosphere in your studio, it could be achieved with minimal costs. Simply repaint your walls and clean the floor. Hang up some motivational and inspirational posters – there’s no need for any additional decorations.
A treadmill would be a nice addition to your studio, as well as an exercise bike. Those two will provide you with more than enough exercising opportunities, without necessarily costing an arm and a leg.
Dumbbells are also a nice addition, as they can be used in many different exercises. Install a pull-up bar instead of investing in a rowing machine and make sure you get your hands on some yoga mats.
Finally, a nice big mirror and some quality speakers will help completely lift up the space.
Create a common room
If you are not very keen on working out, you can use your garage as a common room where the whole family can gather around in their spare time. Make it a nice, comfy space for your family to enjoy the time spent together.
Furnish the space with a comfortable couch, add some lounging chairs, fit in a small coffee table, tie in the design with a big and fluffy area rug, and make the TV the focal point of the room.
You can use such a space to organize some gaming competitions or movie evenings. Coffee breaks are also always a nice addition to any daytime routine. Especially if you have a beautifully organized space to enjoy them in.
If your kids are still in school. You can even use the space for doing homework or tackling some fun group projects together.
Turn your garage into a home office
In this era of mobile devices and the internet, many people work from home. If your home is not big enough find a peaceful island where you can work in a quiet and peaceful environment. You can choose to move your home office into your garage instead.
Depending on the kind of job you do, you can equip it with a comfortable working chair, desk, internet, and phone. As well as a nifty coffee station. If you don’t want to go as big, you can reuse and repurpose some of your old furniture pieces and go as budget-friendly as you possibly can.
Finally, don’t forget to add lots of plants. As they are well-known to improve both the indoor air quality as well as mood and motivation.
Organize your workshop
If you are a very handy and creative person, you can easily turn your garage into your own personal workshop. Your garage is the best place to store all your crafts and tools so that they’re not in the way. You can use them whenever you please, and nobody will complain about the mess your crafts make. There are lots of different organizers, pegboards, shelves, and holders for your crafts and tools.
If you have a nice garage space you wish to repurpose, check some of these ideas out. Alternatively, if you already know which direction you want to take your project in, make sure you first clean out the space thoroughly and have it ready for your upcoming repurposing project.