Unique Uses for Your Garage
We all have preconceived notions of what a garage should be, but that should not limit us to what it could become. Our garages have the potential to be a number of things, including:
- A workshop
- Preferred hangout spot
- An art or music studio
- Designated storage
The obvious use for a garage is protecting your car from harsh weather but it can also fill many other roles depending on your needs. It can be so much more than four walls and a door.
Think Outside the Toolbox
Many of us utilize the garage as a workspace, or at very least to store our assorted tools. Homeownership often leads to even the most inexperienced to become a bit of a repair person or do-it-yourself fixer-upper. Obviously, it will not result in you becoming an electrician overnight, but you still will probably need a space in which you can re-screen windows, stain a salvaged end table, or test out the new soldering iron.
The garage naturally becomes a spot where you can get a little messy with a project, provided you have adequate space to do so.
No Patio? No Problem
Spring, summer, and autumn are often filled with days of gorgeous weather in the DuPage County region. Many of us desire to enjoy the good weather every chance possible; but what are you to do if you do not have a patio, porch, or screened-in sunroom? The answer is simple if your garage is set up correctly. Pull the cars back, set up some folding tables for the pitch-in food, and roll in a cooler full of drinks and you are ready to host.
This idea could be taken even further if you find yourself hosting get-togethers often. Perhaps installing a bar and getting some stools is not such a wild idea. A dart board or corn-hole boards do not take up much space at all and can easily be set up when your friends or relatives come over. Best of all, you do not have to worry if it starts raining unexpectedly.
The garage has become the space where many craftsmen practice their trade such as woodworking or auto repair. But the garage has also been a popular spot for artists over the years as well. In fact, since the 1960s, the space created its own genre of music. “Garage Rock” is the term used for the stereotypical small group of musicians trying to rock out and using the garage as their makeshift studio. Just make certain that you have enough power running to the garage when the guitarist decides to turn the amplifier up to eleven.
Keeping Away the Clutter
Certainly, almost every homeowner with a garage has found themselves using the garage as the space to store something that did not seem appropriate for any other room in the house. This can quickly lead to a messy, unorganized garage; but it does not have to end in overwhelming piles of who-knows-what. If your garage is adequately designed or set up for optimal storage, these worries can be laid to rest. Installing proper shelving or cabinets can make a world of difference. The sky, or in this case, the roof is the limit when it comes to designing the space to maximize storage.
Get In Touch with a DuPage County Garage Specialist
Whether you imagine your dream garage as a social space or an organized studio for a hobby or craft, our experts at Blue Sky Builders can help you achieve your vision. If you want to know how to build the custom garage of your dreams, contact our DuPage County custom garage professionals today at 630-852-8485 to receive a free estimate.