A garage is much more than a place to park cars and store lawn equipment. It also offers potential — lots of it. Because this space already has the major structural elements in place, it’s just a few steps away from becoming the bonus room you’ve always wanted. You could add windows, create a loft or fully convert the garage into a new room, such as a gym, art studio or library.


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What are some of the other possibilities for a garage conversion? Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

A man cave

Want a place to escape from it all? Interested in getting all the sports trophies and poker-night paraphernalia out of your main living areas? Consider turning the garage into a man cave. Add a TV, a seating area and even a small fridge to create an entirely separate place for the guys to hang out.

An in-law suite

Whether your actual in-laws are moving in or you often host out-of-town guests, there’s nothing like the luxury and convenience of a private suite you can offer others when they come to stay. Strategically designed, the garage can become the perfect home away from home.

A home office

Anyone who works from home knows the struggle of focusing on projects or entertaining clients in the midst of a boisterous family. By converting the garage into a dedicated office space, you can create the professional setting you need.

By remodeling the garage into usable living space, you’ll gain extra square footage without undergoing a major home renovation or losing yard space to an addition. Want more ideas for how you can reimagine this space? Take a look at the attached resource.