Now this is a garage!
Now this is a garage!

Want to add more space to your home….  utilize the space you already have.  Garage remodeling can be an easy way to greatly expand your home’s living space, especially if you already park in the driveway.  I am sure most of us use our garages as a storage room, storing everything from our past, to what we think will use in the future, and not in an organized way!!  A garage remodel can also help and/or encourage a little reorganization, while giving your home better, more usable space.

Garage Remodeling
Many people find that a garage offers the perfect environment for a home office, studio space, or workshop. Since many garages are attached to or near the home, often a little garage remodeling can easily match the same comforts as a home: heating and cooling, phone wiring, even plumbing.

However, you don’t have to sacrifice storage space during a remodel.   Create usable storage space using some functionality allowing for cars, general storage, and a home office or workshop all in the same space.

If you find you will be losing too much storage space in your garage, as part of the garage remodeling project so what I did, consider building a small storage shed in your yard to house tools, sporting equipment and seasonal items. It is nice because the kids won’t look in there for stuff… it is too far away from the house!!

In addition to remodeling your current garage space, you could also consider an addition above the garage. Raising the roof and adding a room for work space above your existing garage can give you additional space, not to mention increase the value of a home, all without changing the floor plan or interrupting your family flow during construction.

Here are some other garage remodeling ideas:

Mud room: Protect your home from outdoor dirt and debris by encouraging everyone to leave their shoes and other outdoor gear here. Install a sink for easier clean up. Certainly, no one needs to make a mudroom the size of a garage, so think of a mudroom as a smart, smaller feature of the larger garage remodeling project.

Music studio: This is where many “garage bands” got their start. don’t forget to soundproof the garage to keep the complaints to a minimum.

Home Office: If you have ever tried to work from home, even for a day, you know that your home offers many distractions: laundry, dishes, TV, etc. Converting your garage into a home office is the perfect answer. This keeps your work in a work space instead of the kitchen table or the recliner.

Car Studio:  Get that floor covered in a cool epoxy paint that matches the house. Get those cool cars and motorcycles inside.  Add a plasma TV for sporting events and invite your buddies over for a beer to talk about the next set of tires you are planning on getting!!

Sometimes, simple is best.  Thanks for reading..

Rick Raanes

Keller Williams The Woodlands  |  281-960-1900

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