Not every house has a second garage, but those that do that have only one car need to be a little adventurous about a room in the house that isn’t being utilised to its full potential. A second garage can be transformed into anything that you want it to be, and if you’re taking the time to spruce it up to get it into the right shape, then you need to think about how your second garage can enhance the home you’re in.
Of course, if you don’t want to spend the budget on contemporary architects to re-imagine the space for you, you don’t have to. Some people do like the idea of a second sitting garage just being there in case they decide to rent the space out to those who need parking in the inner-city areas. They may also choose to keep it empty just in case they need it for storage later on. The key is knowing what you can do to benefit your home currently and how a renovation like that is an investment in the future of the house – both for you, and for when you decide to sell up and move on. So, in the meantime, what can you do with that second garage space to make the house more, well, fun?
Poker night with the boys has never been more exciting than if you have an official man cave to retire to. A seating area with a wide screen TV to catch the game, a pool table and cues to one side to play snooker and a large poker table with the light right above it? All of these things add to your home and they all mean that there is more room for beautiful items in the house – all the gaming items are out of sight but very much in use.
A lot of houses don’t build downward, and if you have the space for a wine collection then you should absolutely use it to the best you can. You need the right light, humidity and conditions to keep a wine collection tasting good, and you have enough room to build up a very comprehensive wine collection when you use a garage space.
Similar to a granny annex, a second garage can be converted into a guest bedroom. You can then entertain family members when they come to visit without everyone being on top of each other. It would be a pricey job to plumb in a shower and en suite, but it would be worth it fi you decided to let out the space to students throughout the school year.
Each of these renovations and upgrades are a good way to use a space that is otherwise waiting to be used, but it can also enhance the value of your home for the time to sell when it does come around. Don’t be fooled; there is so much more that you can do – this is just the tip of the iceberg.