If you find that you’re never really using your garage for anything other than storage, it might be worth thinking about all the ways you could be putting that space to better use. One great way is to turn your garage into a lovely living room for you and your family. This guide aims to help you through the process of planning how you want to turn your garage into a comfy living room space.
Check the Temperature
The first thing you want to do when thinking about using your garage as a space where you plan to spend a lot of time is checking your garage’s temperature. Chances are it doesn’t hold temperature very well and gets too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. This isn’t the end of the world; it just means that you are going to have to consider how you want to deal with the temperature situation.
You could have proper insulation put into your garage. This would fix the temperature problem and make the room far more liveable, but it is expensive. Alternatively, you could invest in some heating facilities for the garage to keep the temperature at a good level when in use. Ultimately, the choice is yours.
Plan the Layout
Now that you know that the temperature of your garage isn’t going to be an issue, one way or the other, you can move on to planning how you are going to layout your garage living room. You’ll want to measure out the space to create a blueprint, taking care to ensure you take your Roller Garage Doors into account and don’t unknowingly block them in setting up your living room. By all means, block them in; you just need to know if you are!
Once you have a blueprint for the room, you can begin to play around with layout designs. Where do you want your furniture to go? How do you want everything to fit together? These should be some of the questions on your mind.
Get Furniture in
Once you’ve settled on a layout, you can begin moving things into your garage.
You’ll want to start with these as they are some of the biggest pieces of furniture in the room and usually work to frame a space so you can see how it all fits together.
Bringing in cupboards next will allow you to set in some storage and further identify the bounds of the room. Plus, they give you space to begin decorating and making the room feel alive.
These work to fill in some of the wide-open spaces of the room, and whether you want coffee tables or full tables, they will give surfaces for you to do things together in the space.
Bringing in things like TVs and sound systems will help make the room feel fully functional, allowing for entertainment and music to be all around.
Finally, going around the room and decorating will help to transform the space from something functional into something homely. Pictures, art, and other decorations all work to bring personality and familiarity to the space.