One of the most overlooked spaces in the home is the garage. Aside from serving as a parking spot or a storage space, it typically receives minimal attention. But as the demand for more space increases, homeowners are starting to make more use of their garages. See how:
Insulate Your Garage to Turn it Into a Usable Space:
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What homeowner can’t use a little more space? Adding insulation to your garage door is a great way to create additional living area. Garage door insulation not only helps regulate the temperature in your garage, it can also decrease the strain on your HVAC system.
Once it’s insulated, you can easily transform your garage into a fully functional bedroom, game room, man cave, music room, extra living area or home office. The possibilities are limitless. Just be mindful that any permanent changes you make can ultimately cost you at closing, so it may be best to make most of your changes reversible so you can revert your space back into it’s original purpose when you’re ready to sell. The insulation can stay, because buyers will appreciate the increased energy efficiency.
Transform Your Garage Into an At-Home Office:
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Transform it Into a Personal Gym:
Add a Storage Loft:
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All homeowners love efficient storage solutions, and a garage storage loft offers a great way to stash boxes, holiday decor and more. As seen above, lofts come in all shapes and sizes, so you can pick whatever configuration works best to meet your storage needs. Building a loft is quite simple and it will only take you a few hours. Check out these instructions from the DIY Network. If you’re not so confident in your building ability, learn how to find a qualified contractor to help you out.
Finish with Functional Flooring:
Use these ideas and get inspired to transform your garage from a parking space into a unique, functional home asset.
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