5 tips to turn your garage into an all-season getaway — part 2


As the weather cools down and winter looms closer, now is the perfect time to create more living space in your home.

Whether you need a place to take a break from daily stressors, get some work done, or host friends and family, look no further than your own garage.

For many, the garage is simply a place to park the car, store tools and bikes, and hide old toys or off-season items that have no other place to go. However, with a few easy upgrades, you can turn the garage into a productive, funfilled place. Here are five tips to get you started.

Let in the light

Switching up the lighting is an easy and inexpensive way to update your garage. Most garages have just one or two light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, but you’ll want more than that for your new, useful space. Try an industrial-style light fixture or customizable, sleek track lighting to make the room feel more inviting to friends for casual hang-outs. Plus, it’ll be easier to see when you’re working on projects. Bring on the entertainment

Bring on the entertainment

To get the most out of your new garage, make sure it is all about entertainment. Think about how you’ll be using the space. The garage is a great place to hang a television for football Sundays and video games. Adding extra speakers can provide a complete experience, whether it’s watching the game or listening to music while you work on your latest project. If you plan to host regular game nights, fill the room with a poker or ping-pong table which can be easily folded up when not being used.