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Metal garages are frequently viewed as purely utilitarian structures intended for car storage. Of course, keeping your vehicle safe and protected from theft and the elements is indeed the main function of your metal garage. However, there are other creative uses for metal garage.
For example, you have a few options if you need additional room in your home. Extensions made of brick are costly, require planning clearance, and take a while to construct. Wooden sheds are fine for storing equipment and motorcycles, but they are rarely roomy and are not usually built to withstand the elements. Meanwhile, the different creative uses for metal garage make them a more attractive, versatile option for anyone who needs additional space.
Wondering whether you can convert your metal garage into the room you need?
Here are seven creative uses for metal garages and ways can be transformed into a multi-use building that will increase the value of your home and meet your space requirements.
You may customize a metal garage to fit your workshop needs, whether you're into painting, sculpture, woodworking, vehicle maintenance, or something else. For example, you can fit it with your workbench, table, storage, lighting, and so on. Then, when you need more space for your hobby or business, you can simply expand your garage to fit your needs.
If you have a green thumb, you could turn your garage from a drab, lifeless square box into a lush greenhouse. It's an entirely viable project with a bit of planning, the necessary equipment, and know-how.
Start by installing windows or go for a less expensive option like artificial lighting. If you're lucky enough to have natural light flowing in already, hang lights above where you want your plants to go or put your plants immediately below the available windows.
You'll also require appropriate heating. To keep the garage warm enough for plants to grow, you only need a space heater or solar lamps. Remember that your plants will require more light and water the hotter they are in the greenhouse. For your plants to grow, you only need to maintain the room above freezing. Once your greenhouse plants start to thrive, you'll be making up excuses to go hang out in your little sanctuary.
3. Home office
Whether you're employed as a remote worker or running your business from home, you'll surely benefit from having your own home office.
With a dedicated workspace, you will have ample room for all your work essentials and won't be distracted by your family members and pets moving about or making noises.
To ensure your comfort and productivity, work on insulating your home office properly, install the appropriate flooring, sort out your Wi-Fi connection, and have adequate lighting. Adding windows can also open up the space more to let natural light in.
4. Studio or extra bedroom
Do you need extra space for your family members or friends when they visit? What about your metal garage? You could convert your metal garage (or a section) into an insulated, comfortable guest room with all the amenities of a typical bedroom.
Depending on their size, steel garage structures can also be transformed into a studio or one-bedroom apartments. You just need to make the necessary adjustments to create a homey space by adding windows, insulation, flooring, light fixtures, furnishings, and appliances.
5. Personal gym, yoga studio, or private space for relaxation
Thinking of having your personal gym or yoga studio? Your metal garage is the perfect structure to fit your fitness equipment and materials. Just make sure to improve the insulation, flooring, and lighting before moving your gym equipment and paraphernalia into it.
Or you may be badly in need of your own "man cave" or "she shed" where you can enjoy the peace and privacy you crave. For this type of project, aside from the usual changes (lighting, flooring, insulation), aim to make your private sanctuary soundproof and personalize the walls with paint or wallpaper and some décor before adding comfortable seating.
If you enjoy cocktails or mixing drinks, make room for a minibar. Also, don't forget to add a television, mini-fridge, or other amenities you want, such as a gaming area with PCs, sports props, and a surround sound system.
6. Cabana by the pool
If your metal garage is located next to your pool, it can be a terrific spot for storing your kids' pool toys and equipment.
You can also have a section dedicated to swimmers changing into and out of their swimwear without making a mess inside your home.
Do you love organizing pool parties? If so, you can simply deck up your metal garage with a canopy at the front to create a bar ambiance or patio experience to complement your pool party or backyard barbecue. You can even put in a hot tub that can be used all year round.
7. Hobby storage or mini library
Some hobbies require a substantial amount of space. Various art forms, in particular, usually necessitate ample workspace and storage for all of the needed materials and completed creations.
For example, if you're into music, you'll need dedicated storage for your musical instruments. The same goes for sculpture, pottery, and painting, as you'll need space for your supplies and all finished artworks.
If you're a certified bibliophile who has amassed a significant number of books and other reading materials, then a mini library is in order.
After modifying your metal garage to fit your purpose, ensure you have enough shelves to accommodate all the reading materials you intend to include in your library.
Creative uses for metal garage to have the space you need
What can you do with a metal garage?
With all these ideas, it's easy to imagine the many creative uses for metal garage.
If you're on the lookout for a high-quality metal garage for your home, please reach out to us at Metal Carports.