Options. We all love them. There are custom design options for every aspect of building a home. Cabinets, countertops, flooring, materials, lighting, and paint colors are just a few of the myriad of decisions involved in building a custom home. The home’s overall style should match your unique dreams. Ladies rejoice at creating the kitchen of their dreams, while men love their outdoor grilling spaces. The culture of each family is reflected in their home–with grand rooms to host memorable gatherings, a kitchen island to gather and eat, a reading nook to curl up with a favorite book, and spa-like bathrooms in which to unwind. But what about the garage?
Let’s think outside the box for a moment. Garages don’t have to be limited to places to simply park our cars and store our camping gear. Garage space offers custom design options just like every other room in the house. Style from within the house can be carried over to the garage with some planning. Whether you are custom building a home or simply remodeling, here are some ideas to consider in repurposing a garage:
1. Create the ultimate workroom so you can build projects
Imagine a workstation big enough to actually accomplish all the projects you’ve been dreaming of. Envision tools displayed in an orderly fashion where you can actually find them when you need them without wasting time in a search. Picture positioning your table saw and drill press so they are easily accessible and not buried beneath an unraveling sleeping bag and other typical garage storage.
Imagine your fishing gear in one location, your hunting gear just beyond it enclosed in amply spaced built-in storage cabinets designed to your specifications. With your camping gear out of sight in the storage lining the walls, a generous workstation beckons you to give expression to your desire to build and accomplish—in your ultimate man space.
2. Design an arts and craft space to unleash your creativity
Imagine a space of your own, set aside solely for creativity. It’s a place where watercolors and oil paints are welcome, where spills are no threat to the flooring, and where art-splattered aprons are hung on decorative hooks awaiting your next adventure. Imagine an easel for painting where the mind can take you away while soft music plays in your own creative space. A custom designed garage can be your oasis—your place to escape and have some time to yourself.
3. Custom design the perfect teenage getaway
Imagine a space where teenage sons and daughters can invite their friends to enjoy some good clean fun—at your house. Picture the peace of mind of knowing they are safe and having good, healthy fun. Envision having the opportunity to get acquainted with your teenager’s friends because they come over so often.
Imagine the perfect space for a pool table, ping-pong table, some video games, and great tunes—all just outside your kitchen in your custom designed garage—the perfect teen getaway.
4. Design the perfect gym to match your desires
Style doesn’t have to be limited to the master bedroom and bathroom, or to the formal living, dining room and kitchen. Style can spill over to a personal gym space integrated by custom design right into your garage space. Your favorite gym equipment, your music, and your décor bring inspiration to each workout right within your own home. Eliminate the inconvenience of commuting to the gym and waiting in line for your favorite machine. Design a personalized gym right in the garage space of your own home!
5. Discover the perfect theatre room location
Since theatre rooms may not be used daily, why not tuck one away by repurposing garage space? Convert your garage into a great place for family gatherings around mystery, adventure, comedy, or classic films. Custom designed sound, theatre seats, and a screen can provide the ultimate theatre experience for family and friends. Why not think out of the box, tuck your theatre room into the garage space and skip the ticket line?
Parker Built Homes specializes in unique new home construction in Tulsa, Northeast Oklahoma, and Northwest Arkansas. A Parker Built Home is designed for people who dream big and think outside the box. We love the challenge of helping people build a custom home that uniquely matches their style, needs, and desires. Want to learn more and build your dream home? Give us a call at 918-992-4798 or schedule a consultation today.