Having a garage on your property is a huge bonus, but chances are that you’re probably using it for one of two purposes. Most people either use their garage to actually store their car or just as a bit of a dumping ground for things that they either don’t have the space to store inside their house or have cleared out.
Your garage is a prime piece of real estate, however, so if the second option sounds like you, then you may want to think about how you can utilize it a little better. Stuck for ideas? We’ve got a few for you, so read on to find out three different ways to use your garage that you may not have considered before.
A spare bedroom
If you don’t own a car and your garage is attached to your house, you could actually convert it into another bedroom for your home. More bedrooms are not only useful, but they can increase the value of your home, so it’s well worth considering.
Of course, you’ll need to make sure that you obtain planning permission, follow all the necessary regulations and ensure you insulate it properly, but this article gives you a pretty helpful rundown of the conversion process if it’s something that you’re considering.
A home gym
Okay so this may be one that you’ve already considered, as it’s a pretty popular way of repurposing a garage, but it’s definitely a pretty good idea if you spend a lot of money each month on an expensive gym membership.
Not only will you be removing one obstacle between you and your workout routine (how many times have you decided that you can’t be bothered to actually head out to the gym?), but you’ll probably spend far less money in the long run.
While the upfront cost of converting the space to be more comfortable and investing in gym equipment seem daunting, you could actually invest in basic equipment at first, and gradually upgrade your gym space over time once you start to notice the savings you’re making.
We love this gallery of home gyms that other people have set up in their homes, so if you’re considering it you may want to check it out.
Rent it out for some extra cash
If you just don’t use your garage at all, you may actually be able to rent it out for a bit of extra cash. Plenty of people are already renting out their driveways, but you’re likely to make more money for your garage as it can be used for a variety of different uses such as temporary storage.
There are companies such as Lock Up Garages who specialize in renting out garage spaces to those who need them, but you may also be able to arrange something privately as well if this seems like an attractive option.
We hope this has given you a few ideas for great ways you can use your garage, after all, if you aren’t using it then why not give it a new lease of life?