If you’ve opened your garage recently and groaned at the sight of hundreds of boxes and other storage items, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that half the garages in the country are used as storage areas, only a few are used to put cars in!
Fortunately, with a little effort, you can transform your old garage and bring it back to life.
Consider A Car Port
Whether you want and have space for a double carport or a single, you will be able to find an attractive modern design that can sit in front of your existing garage. Without having to do anything to your garage you’ll have created a better parking space for your car and transformed the feel of your garage!
It’s a practical and simple approach to bring new life to your garage and the exterior of your home.
The next step in bringing your garage to life is to repaint it. A simple coat of paint will make the garage look like new. Of course, if it’s attached to your home you’ll probably need to paint the home as well!
If possible repaint the garage door or re-varnish it. This will restore the original look and feel, making the garage like new again.
Replace The Door
Another way to restore life to your garage is to replace the door. Adding an electronic garage door will make it easier for you to get in and out of the garage, especially if you plan to start using it for your car.
They are surprisingly easy to fit and really make your garage more useable.
Clear The Clutter
There is little point in doing all this outside the garage if you don’t do something inside. The first step is to clear all the clutter. This means being ruthless. Anything that is not essential to keep needs to go, sentimental items need to be stored in a loft, and useful items will need to be kept and found a new home in the garage.
This simple step will make a big difference to the garage space.
The final stage in bringing your garage to life is to clean it up and renovate it. You’ll need to empty it completely and then plaster or dryline the walls, this will make it more like a room. You should consider if you need the garage for a vehicle o if it would be better served as an extension of your home.
It’s surprisingly easy to make it part of your home, you simply need to get the necessary planning permission, add a floor over the concrete one, and then paint the freshly plastered walls.
Don’t forget to run some additional electrics into the garage space for lights, sockets, and possible heating. Depending on the size of your existing garage you may have just created the perfect annex for your aging parents. It’s even possible to extend the garage out to make a better living space.
Now that’s bringing life to an old garage!