Recognizing Garage Door Issues

Creative Ways to Use Your Unused Garage Space

by Billy Olson

You find the perfect home and you discover that your home comes with two garages or comes with a large garage designed to house several cars. The problem is that you only have one car, and you aren't sure what to do with the rest of your garage. However, with some creativity, you can turn your extra garage space into an asset.

Entertainment Space

Your garage can serve as a place for entertaining. This is ideal if your garage door has been insulated. Then, the garage space will not feel so cold that you would be reluctant to use the space. For example, the garage could be used as a poker and game room. You may find it much more enjoyable to play a game when you have a space dedicated to it. If you have a large number of guests, you could even set up multiple tables to allow multiple games to occur simultaneously. 

Many homes use a finished basement as a place for entertainment. However, if you are already using your finished basement for another purpose, you could convert your unused garage space into a home theater. Make sure to include sound insulation if you will be making a lot of noise to be considerate of the neighbors and to make sure that other sounds do not disrupt your experience. 

A Wine Cellar

With the right adjustments, you can convert your garage into a wine cellar. A good wine cellar regulates both humidity and light to produce the best results. You may close off a section of your garage and add a humidifier to create the right conditions for a proper wine cellar. Insulating your garage door will allow you to better control the humidity in your garage.

If you will use the garage as a wine cellar, you may also use it to serve drinks. You can easily fit a small bar in your large garage.

A Guest House

Depending on the size of your garage, you may even be able to use it as a guest house or rental space. In this case, you will definitely want to finish your garage and make sure there is enough insulation so that the space is always comfortable. Make sure that your HVAC delivers heat and cool air to keep the garage comfortable. This is a good option if you have a second garage, but you may not want to use a garage in which you are already storing vehicles.

Contact a garage door service contractor to start the process of converting your unused garage space into something new.