July 13, 2016

5 Great Ideas for Your Garage

The homes we’re building at The Preserve at Tidewater are large, spacious, modern, and beautiful. There are eight different floor plans to choose from, and each one offers tons of perks. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for an energy efficient home or naturally beautiful landscaping—our homes have it all.

One of the best things about our floor plans are the garages. These spaces are often overlooked in favor of more show-stopping elements, such as a killer kitchen or a gorgeous great room.  A two or three car garage, however, can be its own kind of main event, especially if you’re willing to get creative. Below are five ways to make the most of your garage. Some of these strategies are standard, while others are unexpected in the best way. Check them out and then start planning what you’ll do with your garage!

1. Home Gym.

One of the hardest parts of working our regularly is motivating yourself to go to the gym. Think about how much easier it would be if the gym was attached to your home! That reality can be yours when you turn your garage into a home gym. Thanks to the spacious garages at The Preserve, you’ll have more than enough room for a treadmill, a set of weights, and a punching bag, not to mention a great spot to lay out your yoga mat and get a stretching session in.

2. Home Office.

Maybe you work from home, but the main house is too distracting. In this case, converting your garage into a home office is a perfect solution and easier than it sounds! Simply buy a nice rug, get some great office furniture, hang up a few motivational posters, and plug in your coffee maker. You’ll be hard at work before you know it!

3. Organization Heaven.

Perhaps you want to use your garage as it was intended, and stick with storing your cars and stashing all the stuff you don’t want to stare at year round. This is a natural choice, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for creativity as well. You only need to spend ten seconds on Pinterest to see the amazing range of creative ideas and storage solutions people have come up with for their garages. Build shelves, buy bins, install closets, and make your garage work for you.

4. Artist’s Studio.

If you’re a serious artist or just want a place to flex your creative muscles, your garage could be the answer. With plenty of space to store materials and display finished products, as well as room to get messy, your garage can be the path to your next masterpiece. It doesn’t matter if your medium is precise, like oil painting, or messy, like sculpture. Your garage can handle anything.

5. Separate Bedroom.

At some point, we could all use a little extra space. Turning your garage into a separate space will allow it to be used as a “mother-in-law suite” or a private space for a college-aged child who has moved back home for the summer. It’s also a great way to give guests their own space, so they don’t wear out their welcome. While converting your garage into an apartment isn’t a quick and easy transformation, it’s worth discussing with our builders.

We hope these ideas inspire you to think outside the box and inside the garage! For more inspiration, check out our floor plans. To claim your own spot at The Preserve at Tidewater, fill out our contact form and schedule a tour today.