There are a surprisingly large number of homes that have detached garages. Either you built it for such things as garaging additional vehicles or maybe they were built by the previous owners of a home. It may surprise you then that many detached garages just sit there and become places to store junk. That’s a shame because these are structures on your property that have value and you can put to good use. Here are some of the things you can do to make your detached garage work better for you.
Tear it down and landscape
Is your open yard space a little cluttered in your opinion? Maybe you would like to build an inground swimming pool in your yard, but you don’t have the extra space. Tearing down that unused detached garage just might be the answer to your problems. Once it’s down you can reclaim the ground area that it once rested on. This is an excellent way to add extra space to your overall landscape.
Convert ½ of it into storage space
Are the closets in your home overflowing? Maybe you are having monthly yard sales because clutter is building up inside your home. Every time you open your closet you are afraid the contents are going to come out at you like an avalanche. Well, your unused detached garage may be the answer you are looking for. You can section half of it off to become extra storage space. Not only will it resolve your overflowing closet storage situation, but it will also be much easier to keep your home clean, clear and comfortable.
Add a man cave inside it
Does your significant other get mad when you yell at the TV when your favorite sports teams are losing? How nice would it be to have space where you did not bother them and they do not bother you when you are watching sports? Maybe you just want some extra space where you can entertain your friends. That unused garage can be a great solution to these things. You can turn it into your personal man cave or add a bar and make it into an entertainment area.
Rent it out
Do you need a little extra income? Well if you don’t mind a little extra traffic on your property you can rent out that unused detached garage and make some extra money. People are always looking for space to do such things as work on their cars or to store classic vehicles that are seldom driven.
Turn it into an accessory dwelling
Do your adult children seem to always find their way back to live with you? Maybe you have elder parents that need to be looked after but a nursing home is not a good solution. That unused detached garage can be the answer to these things. You can call a contractor such as Evergreen Renovations & Roofing out of Beaverton, Oregon to help you turn that unused detached garage into a nice accessory dwelling for family or for rental income.