It’s not often that we think of our garages as extra living spaces. They’re made to house cars and outdoor items, and often they get turned into additional storage space once our belongings begin to outnumber the amount of closets we have indoors. Sometimes garages can become scary places to be, and while that’s in the spirit of Halloween, we have some ideas on how to make the space a homey hideout during the spooky season.
INSULATE YOUR GARAGE
We all know that insulation is extremely beneficial for our homes, but we rarely think about insulating our garages. Think about it, during the summer, you step out into your garage and can feel the heat. In the winter, the cement floors become too cold to step on with bare feet. If the temperature is this noticeably different from within your house, think of the energy costs you could be saving if you invested in insulating your garage just like the rest of your home.
Insulating your garage not only saves you money, it also makes for a more comfortable living environment, and creates a quieter garage operation. If you have insulation in your garage, you can gain another livable space within your home. Enjoy a game room, create crafts without fear of spilling on the carpet, or make storage more pleasant to access, all by insulating your garage from extreme temperatures.
ORGANIZE THE CLUTTER
Some garages have built-in storage spaces, which is convenient, but they can quickly become overcrowded and cluttered. Developing a simple organization system can avoid this potential problem, and can keep your belongings easier to access.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Garages are known to have easy access for bugs and rodents, and if the space is untidy, these pests can go unnoticed. By keeping the space clean, you can help to prevent infestations and can make it easier to notice if anything is attempting to make itself at home within your garage. Cleanliness within your garage also helps to keep your possessions protected, and makes your garage overall more appealing.
ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!
Once your garage has been cleaned up and organized, as well as insulated, it can be utilized as an extra living space. We have some spooky suggestions for the Halloween season:
Oversized couches and bean bag chairs are perfect for garage hangs. Put up a projector and a large screen, and the garage instantly becomes a cozy hangout ideal for binge-watching all your scary movies. Don’t forget the popcorn!
Another fun idea is to set up the garage as a haunted house. Stock up on spooky decorations and go crazy with the special effects. The lack of lighting from outdoor windows and the large open area make for the perfect blank slate to design your wildest haunted house dreams upon.
Regardless of if you prefer to cozy up for spooky movies, or if you’d rather have an interactive haunted house, your garage can be the perfect extra space as a Halloween hideout. Want to start with insulation? See how we can help, contact us today!