Your garage is not just for stashing your car — or stuffing away that old tent from scouts. You can make your garage work harder than that for you. Here are some thought starters to make your garage do double duty this next year, and help you stay organized and efficient!
- Home Gym: 2 car garage but only one car? Opt for turning the other half of your garage into a home gym with cardio equipment, weights, yoga mat or whatever you need. Cover that part of the floor with outdoor carpet or a large mat for more comfort. Then ditch the gym membership and simply stumble out to the garage every morning for your workout.
- Mudroom: Keep your mud outside the house by adding a simple mudroom to your garage. A sink for cleaning boots, hooks and cubbies for outerwear, and a place to put kid’s sports equipment will make your life easier — and the inside of your house cleaner.
- Studio Space: If you’re not a fixer-upper but instead you’re a photographer, artist or craftsperson, turn that garage workbench area into your art studio. Install flat files or shelving for your work, high-power lighting and pegboard for your tools of the trade. You can even turn part of your workbench into a photography area by adding a seamless white sweep.