For most of us, the garage is the most neglected room in the house. Laundry rooms, mud rooms, basements—these all seem to have gained enough glory in recent years to merit interior design attention, but garages still get the short end of the stick. You may wonder why you should bother with the garage; let’s see if these ideas change your mind.
Create a Home Office Space
This homeowner has set up an office in his garage (above). Complete with a modern industrial look, this space has plenty of room and all the amenities we’ve come to expect in our homes. If you’ve been trying to find a corner for a desk in your place, maybe it’s time to look at the garage.
Extend Your Style
Fond of tone-on-tone design? Bring that, or your style of choice into the garage. Better yet, if there’s a new style you’ve been wanting to try but aren’t quite ready to commit to, try it out in the garage first.
Solve Storage Needs
Image: Home Design Resource
Garages provide a unique opportunity for overhead storage. So when you run out of room inside the house, remember you can always add hanging storage racks in your garage.
Enhance Curb Appeal
Your garage doesn’t need to look like an eyesore. With some smart choices—unusual doors, welcoming light fixtures, and a terrific industrial awning—this garage is the perfect example of tremendous curb appeal.
Are you thinking it may be time to see your garage in a brand new light?