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No car? No problem – 6 Awesome Ways to Repurpose Your Garage

So you just moved into your new house in your dream neighbourhood in Edmonton – you’ve got a beautiful kitchen, tons of space for guests, the window seat you’ve always wanted, and a two-car garage.

Only issue is, you don’t have a car. Now what?

Lucky for you, your garage has tons of uses that go beyond housing toys on wheels. Check out a few of our favourites below.

1. Create a Rec room. 

 Photo Credit: HouseLogic.com

Photo Credit: HouseLogic.com

Heading into your garage can still signal getting out of the house for awhile when you repurpose your garage by turning it into a recreation room. Garages large enough for two cars have plenty of room for a pool table, dartboard, and even a mini fridge if you really want to relax.

2. Turn it into an art studio. 

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Photo Credit: DesignSponge.com 

reating a space where you don’t have to worry about paint on the floor or damaging table surfaces might be the inspiration you need to get creative. Whether you paint, whittle, sculpt, or something else entirely, there’s really no limit to what you could do in your new art studio. To let in more natural light, our door installers could even help you install a garage door with glass windows to make your new studio brighter and more airy.

3. Your own personal gym. 

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Photo Credit: StoreWall.com

Is your 2018 New Years resolution to get fit? Create a home gym with that garage you aren’t using. What’s more, you can open the overhead door in the summer months to let a natural breeze and sunlight in.

4. Add a guest suite.

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 Don’t hesitate before having company over ever again. Turning your garage into a guest suite makes your property more functional. If you’re willing to renovate, you could even turn it into a rental suite and generate some income from an otherwise unused part of your home.

5. Two words: Home. Theatre.

 Photo Credit: LoveandRenovations.com

Photo Credit: LoveandRenovations.com

If you’ve always wanted a home theatre, this could be your chance. Adding some seating and a screen is really all you need, and as a bonus your garage will keep the popcorn smell contained from the rest of your home.

6. Add a home office. 

 Photo Credit: HowToBuildIt.org

Photo Credit: HowToBuildIt.org

hether you work from home or bring work home with you, a garage turned office keeps your laptop off the kitchen table. If you run a business out of your home, you could also consider turning your garage into bonus meeting space.

Once you’ve sorted out what you’ll use your garage for, don’t forget to keep your overhead door running smoothly all through the winter. Nothing ruins repurposed garage bliss like emergency door repairs or door service. A residential winter tune up from Abe’s Door Service will keep everything worry-free and operating in top shape.