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Unused to unbelievable: How to transform garage space

by Debbie Caldwell 08/20/2023

Many homeowners want to transform garage space into something more useful and fitting their lifestyles. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Even with plenty of extra floor space and empty garage walls, how do you make it a real living space? If your garage needs a new purpose, finding the right project can transform the space. 

Add a laundry nook

In many homes, the washer and dryer are hooked up in the garage. Even if you don't have a particularly uninviting or dark garage, you can make your laundry tasks seem like less of a chore by creating a dedicated space in the garage.

Put the garage wall space to good use by adding valuable storage space. Pegboards are a clever way to enhance your new laundry nook with functional yet elegant storage shelves, hooks and more.

Home office renovation

Working at home can sometimes be both a blessing and a curse. While you can enjoy many of the relaxing aspects of a home office, it can be impossible to concentrate without a dedicated workspace. If you have a garage in need of a makeover, consider setting up a home office there.

Your garage will be quiet and slightly isolated from the rest of the household, making it a wonderful location to work. Dress up the space with stylish lighting and a cozy area rug to cover the cold garage floor.

Tidy mud room

Mud rooms are usually found in entryways or behind doors to the yard. However, there's no reason you can't use the garage as an excellent mudroom. Add a comfortable but simple bench, plenty of wall hooks for jackets and even some waterproof shoe storage to keep the mud and rain from coming into the home.

There are plenty of ways you can upgrade your garage and make it more useful for your daily life. If you're interested in ways to utilize wasted space, keep these renovation ideas to invigorate a dark or dingy garage with new purpose and style.

About the Author

Debbie Caldwell

When you first meet Debbie Harris-Caldwell, you are immediately drawn to her charming Welsh accent and the twinkle in her eye. The well-traveled transplant from Wales is quick to set you at ease and time spent with her promises to be time well spent.

Debbie has been a real estate agent for 40 years and takes great pride in her customer service skills. "I make myself available to my customers when they need me, whether it's on a Sunday Evening or after their long day at work. I make my schedule fit theirs. I also keep my customers updated on everything happening with their listings or purchase, I am their conduit for information." She has built a business following her key principles of clear communication, attention to detail, client advocacy, and comprehensive knowledge of the area. Debbie comes to every new transaction with positive energy, determination, a strong understanding of the currents driving the market, and the expertise that comes from a lifetime of experience. She knows the importance of marketing and whether a home is for sale for $200,000 or for $2 million, she always has professional photography done and creates a listing presentation that best shows off her customer's home.