Always wanted to have your own entertaining space in your home, but haven’t really been able to sacrifice one of your rooms to do that? The answer is to change your garage. Just a few simple steps will allow you to enjoy the game with the guys, share some cold beer and snacks, and relax with your friends.
Why the Garage Is Ideal
In most homes, each room has a particular use. Your living room is where you sit to spend time with family. Your kitchen is for cooking. The bedrooms are for sleeping. Chances are good that even your basement has a designated use. In many instances, the entire home is taken, leaving you with nowhere to go for your own enjoyment.
Chances are good that you’ve seen TV shows where everyone ended up out in the garage watching a game. Why is that? It’s because the garage is actually the perfect place for that – it’s out of the way, allows you to get together with friends, and not bother the rest of the family.
When you do things right, the garage is the perfect spot for your relaxation needs. You’ll just need to park the car in the driveway.
It’s simple and easy to get started on transforming your garage into party space. Just box up the junk that’s lying everywhere. Any unnecessary items can be junked, and other stuff can be donated. The rest can be organized and stored elsewhere.
To get the party started, just pull out an old couch and place it in the garage. You’ll need a TV and something to set it on, as well as a table for the food and drinks. A couple of patio chairs and a card table will get you set up for game night. If you’re not watching TV, you can connect a Bluetooth speaker to your smartphone to enjoy some tunes.
Keep the Garage Door Open
While you’ll want to close up the garage during late fall and winter, spring and summer are ideal times of year to leave it open. That ensures ample airflow through the garage, helping you and your guests to keep your cool. Of course, it does mean that your garage won’t be soundproof, so a preemptive heads up to your neighbors might be a good thing.
Of course, all that raising and lowering means that you need to ensure your garage door is in good condition. It’s about more than making sure it doesn’t make a lot of racket opening and closing – it’s about your safety and that of your guests, and even your family. If your door isn’t in good shape, a quick tune-up can do the trick.
if you’re experiencing any issues with your garage door, get in touch with us, your garage door sales and repair experts. We can repair most door issues, and if that’s not possible, we can install a replacement. Never try these repairs on your own – they’re simply too dangerous. Get a free quote from us, or use our online design center or image gallery.