One only has to watch an episode of DIY Networks Garage Mahal or Man Caves to realize that today's garage has gone well past the traditional dumping ground for all your stuff that couldn't find a storage place elsewhere in your home. In fact, today's garage is much more than an organized space that leaves room for your cars - it has been elevated as an extension to the home, providing many homeowners with a great place to hangout with friends and family. How about a game of poker, or working on your hot rod, watching TV, playing table tennis or relieving some stress on your pinball machine?
So, designing your garage interior is a great opportunity to ensure your space meets a variety of needs, not just a place to park a vehicle. Each garage has a unique opportunity to be molded into your dream garage. For example, a common floor plan layout in many newer homes with two car garages, includes a back alcove offering homeowners a place to add storage and organization systems along with sports and hobby interests. In fact, in one instance, we partioned off the back alcove to become a large storage location within the garage, then added yet another partition and added two double slider doors and wire shelving to create one large garage closet. Of course we coated the floor with the latest in polyurea coating technology and presto an instant 450 sq. ft. bonus room with an additional separate 100+ sq. ft. storage center. Meanwhile, the customer had fun decorating the space in a nautical theme. What was great about this project - the customer instantly gained usable living space within the home, yet the space still can be used as a garage.
Your Garage Enhancement Company should be able to design your space and give you perspective on what works for storage, organization and more. Increasingly, customers want to use their garage space as an extension to the home, so garage interior designers need to consider all possibilities when working with their clients.