Ever since the housing market collapse of 2007-08, adaptive homeowners have shifted the entire home remodeling industry away from time consuming and expensive expansions and additions and toward a more creative remodeling trend based on making the most of every room in the house. As a result a huge increase in basement remodels, attic remodels, and garage remodels have swept across America as homeowners look toward these once completely unused spaces with fresh eyes.
These remodeling projects provide a chance for homeowners to stretch their interior design and creativity into very large living spaces without the costs associated with major home additions and without the expectations and requirements found in more central home remodeling projects like kitchen and bathroom remodeling. If you’re planning a garage remodel this year you have an enormous variety of purposes and layouts to consider before ever even speaking with your garage remodeling contractors. Which means that you may be at a loss for what kind of space best suits your home’s needs and your individual lifestyle. If that’s the case, consider some of these popular garage remodeling designs and see if any seem right for your home’s newest living space.
The Home Office Garage Remodel
Especially popular among the growing generation of young professionals, designing your garage as a home office allows for a funky yet functional work area. Garage home offices are one of the most common designs chosen by homeowners today as it can easily be individually customized according to your personal budget and your personal way of working. Homeowners can arrange their new office to be an entirely productive space away from the family or as a work space which backs up to a relaxing entertainment center to reward all your hard work.
The Home Theater Garage Remodel
Always a favorite among homeowners, a home theater offers a space dedicated to leisure and entertainment. For many homeowners this design represents a refreshing change from other home improvement projects which, at least on some level, are focused on productivity. Turning your unused or underused garage into a home theater allows a sanctuary of relaxation for your friends, family, and of course yourself! As with a home office design, garage remodels resulting in home theaters are heavily based on your personal budget and preferences meaning that anything from stadium seating to spare sofa can mark your new favorite room in the house.
The Workshop/Hobby Shop Garage Remodel
Whether you like spending time fixing up an old car, building handmade furniture, becoming the next big rockstar, or brewing your own homemade beer your newly remodeled garage could be the perfect space to let your interests and personality flourish. Unlike most other remodeling projects, your garage represents an entirely open space which will best serve your home by being specially tailored to your unique personality and interests. All of these different workshops and hobby shops can be designed to perfectly fit your spacial and budgetary restrictions, each one representing a completely individualized space.