Garages Can Be Modified For the Whole Family!

Why spend more time day-dreaming about creating a peaceful retreat right in your own home? If you don’t have space in the main living area, there’s no need to sacrifice an existing room to put on an addition. You have the perfect space waiting for you: the garage. If you can spare the space, here are some creative ways to make it into your own private oasis.

From play rooms to granny pods, check out these ideas for modifying your garage.

Man Cave and Gym

Designate your own space in which to view the big game, sip a beer, invite your friends over, work on your bike or just enjoy some down-time away from the hustle and bustle of the main house. Man caves are traditional sights in sheds or basements, but why not expand the possibilities with a converted garage and possibly make it a gym?

She Shed

Ladies, you also deserve a private spot in which to get crafty, unwind, hold meetings for your monthly book club, or sip wine with the girls. A she shed is the female counterpart of a man cave, and it has the ability to act as a quiet retreat for sipping coffee, reading, or doing work away from the office.

Kids’ Playroom

Garages make an ideal alternative to wood sheds in the backyard, where upkeep and maintenance can drain any parent. Your garage is already there, it’s got all the reinforcements, it’s safe, you don’t have to build anything, and it can be modified to suit your child’s tastes. Sometimes adults forget kids need alone time too, and now they can have a spot to call their own.

Here, they can store all their toys within one contained space, which keeps clutter out of the yard or main living area. It also provides a reprieve – for them and for parents! – offering a cool spot where they can play, relax, and let their imaginations run wild.

Granny Flats

Got an aging parent who still yearns for their independence and can largely take care for themselves, but at the same time wants to downsize from their home? A granny flat or granny pod makes great sense. You don’t have to upsize, renovate or extend your own home to accommodate your mom and dad, either. By converting the garage into a room for them, it gives them their own personal space that’s close enough for you to check in on them, cook for them and hang out.

It doesn’t have to be a live-in option…it’s also great for when Grandma and Grandpa come to visit for a few days or a week from their own home out of state. They get their own space without tripping over toys as they sip their morning coffee or read the newspaper.

College Rooms

You can also convert the garage into a college dorm room of sorts, whether your kid uses it as a full-time commuter student or as a separate space to hang in when they come back home for the holidays and in the summer. Not only do they maintain their privacy and come and go as they please, they can still partake in your home cooking and laundry facilities!

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