What about a workout room where you can also hide from the kids? Or a fully renovated space with a fridge, so you can easily store your junk food stash? Here are some of our best multi-use garage ideas to transform the garage into whatever you want it to be.
What Can I Use My Garage For?
Is there anything you can’t use your garage for? Who asks these questions? Your garage is your space. It’s time to own it, baby!
1. Create the Ultimate Hang-Out Spot
This one’s worth parking in the driveway for. If space is at a premium back at the house, build your sanctuary out in the garage. Add insulation, redo the flooring, and bring in some comfy seating. Set up a projector to screen the latest Edgar Wright masterpiece (or just rewatch Scott Pilgrim for the 50th time)—you’ve even got room for a popcorn machine out there!
Bring out a table for cards or board games, and don’t forget that fridge to keep the ice-cold libations flowing. You can spend hours upping the ante with friends and family—whoever you can assemble who tolerates your political views and bad jokes.
2. We Can Work It Out
Why pay exorbitant fees each month for a gym membership you never use? The clear solution is to transform your garage into a workout space you never use. It saves money!
And if you’re an introvert at heart? Transform your garage into a gym for CrossFit. You won’t have to worry about friends dropping by unexpectedly if they think you’ll start preaching about your new exercise space for a solid hour and a half.
You can also create a space for:
Consider adding a full-length mirror to keep an eye on that form, or a minifridge for cold, refreshing, beverages. Gotta stay hydrated!
3. Do It for the Kids
This one’s all about the littles. Convert the garage into the ultimate kid-friendly space by dragging out the bulk of toys, dress-up clothes, and indoor playsets. Decorate the walls with their artwork and add beanbag chairs. You’ll be the premier tot spot on the block in no time!
Oh, and did you know that they absolutely make wine coolers that lock up tight? We just thought all you cool parents would appreciate that bit of trivia.
4. Rock the WFH Life
Have you gotten the opportunity to go remote or hybrid at work? A home office makes all the difference—but have you considered a garage office? After all, if Steve Jobs and Bill Gates can start their respective behemoth businesses in the garage, why not you?
Setting up an office in the garage can also be valuable for your work-life balance. It can be difficult to just clock out at the end of the day when all that work is right there at your fingertips, so making the shift from the garage to the house proper can help you make the mental shift needed for success.
5. Become the Overlord of Organization
Maybe it’s not so much that you need an entirely new room. Maybe the best use of your garage is to get your crap together and create a usable storage space that’s more than just a wasteland of forgotten artifacts from the first Bush administration.
How do you organize your garage with a lot of stuff? Honey, did you forget where you are? If you’re addicted to organization, Flow Wall is here to enable the heck out of your habit. Consider these options:
Invest in a hook and panel system to get function out of your wall space.
Categorize everything into bins for easy access.
Combine panels, cabinets, and shelves for the ultimate in-garage organization.
Listen, we’re not saying you’ll be able to sell tickets to your garage or anything. The neighbors may not line up to gaze enviously at your Kingdom of Organizia. But that’s probably just because they’re scared you’ll just jabber on about CrossFit.
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Flow Wall can help with storage solutions, tips, and other tricks to save money and time. Let these multipurpose garage ideas motivate you to get started this weekend.