4 Creative Ways to Use Your Garage This Summer

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to break out the sunscreen and get ready for some outdoor fun. It’s also time to rethink how you use your garage. You may see your garage as a room for cars and storage, but garages are unique, versatile spaces.

With some outside-the-box thinking, they can be remodeled into whatever you can imagine.

Today, we’ll explore some creative ways you can transform your garage this summer.

Home Gym

If you’re looking to work on your summer body or ditch that gym membership, a garage home gym might be the thing for you. With some cooling strategies and equipment, you can create a space that’s perfect for getting in shape and feeling your best.

First, you need some carpeting or rubber mats to insulate the floor. Next, move in your stuff. Whether you want a huge all-in-one weight lifting machine, a few dumbbells, or nothing at all, it’s all up to you. You can also add a small speaker and a few coats of light paint to liven things up.

Game Room

If you’re more of a gamer than a gym rat, a garage game room is the way to go. A garage can be the perfect space to keep adults and kids alike entertained, without risking the peace and quiet in your home. Add a few coats of pale paint for small garages or dark paint for big ones. Next, bring in some sofas, bean bags, and a coffee table to keep things comfortable.

If you’re a fan of video games, you can add a big screen tv and a stand to store all your games and consoles. If you prefer something more muted, maybe a large table for board games or cards.

Whatever you choose, make sure the garage game room is safe for gamers big and small with a few security tips.

Home Theater

What’s better than settling in with the family for a fun movie night? With a home theater, there’s no need to bother with a movie theater!

What makes home theaters so worthwhile is the amazing surround sound, so the first step in this process will be to soundproof and insulate your garage. Next, add a few coats of dark paint, some high-quality speakers, and some storage solutions for all your movies and equipment. Finally, add some nice seating, some ambient lighting, and a projector and movie screen front and center.

To really add to that cinema feel, bring in a popcorn machine to get that nice movie theater smell.

Home Bar

Nothing says summer like drinking a cold beer on a hot day. With a garage bar, you bring all the fun of your local hangout right to your (garage) door. Turning your garage into a bar is easier than you think.

First, add a few coats of paint in a welcoming color, some nice lighting, and some decor to give it a warm and welcoming feel. Next, add a stocked bar, a few seating options, a TV, and some darts if you’re inclined. Finally, some friends and some good music, and you’re ready for a summer of drinks, fun, and a few football games.

Turn to the Garage Experts

However you choose to upgrade your garage this summer, our experts are excited to help you create the perfect space for the summer. Contact Larry Myers Garage Doors today to start creating the garage of your dreams!