More than half of UK houses have garages, but few are used for cars – instead, they are home to decades worth of clutter. There are countless ways to make better use of this space, many of which will add value to your home or make it much more suited to your needs. The possibilities are endless and what you do is entirely up to you, so why not have some fun with it? Whether you’re totally stuck for ideas or need a hand narrowing down your options, here are a few suggestions from Cherry Hill Waste to get you started.
The pandemic forced many people to completely reevaluate their home setup; with adults working from home and kids learning from home, spaces had to be adapted. Many employers are now open to flexible working going forwards, so people that once made do with the kitchen table may now need a more permanent solution.
If you’re wasting your garage space, consider converting it into an office. You wouldn’t necessarily lose out on storage, but you would free up space elsewhere, have a private workspace which is free from interruptions and would increase your productivity, and have some separation between home and work life.
The pandemic also meant that many of us worked out at home, aided by the increased availability of online resources – research has shown that the majority of people actually prefer working out in the comfort of their own home. So, if you like fitness, weight training or yoga, converting your garage into a home gym tailored to your needs (and which doesn’t come with a monthly fee!) would certainly be a worthwhile investment.
The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home; it’s one of the first things you notice. It is also often the most used room in the house, with everyone coming together to cook, eat, do homework, or play games surrounded by their loved ones.
Once upon a time, kitchens were for cooking – dining or living rooms were the family spaces. Kitchens have since become a communal space for the whole family, with newer kitchens fostering open-plan layouts to create a large and inviting space with enough room for everyone. So, if possible, why not extend and expand the heart of your home and bring your dream kitchen to life?
Yes, you read that correctly – hear us out. You may think your garage needs a total revamp, but a bit of organisation and planning might be all it takes to transform it into the perfect storage space, making it look presentable whilst also using the space effectively. While converting your garage into another room can add value, so can off-road and/or secure parking – something to consider before committing to a conversion.
We recommend hiring a skip, having a clearout and investing in some floor-to-ceiling shelving, plenty of storage boxes, and maybe even some overhead storage (to list just a few of your options). Try to clear as much floor space as possible, leaving room for your car or even more storage!
To get started on transforming your garage into the perfect home office, or if you just fancy a clearout and want to know more about the skip hire services Cherry Hill Waste has to offer, visit our website or contact us today.