The days when the garage was used just to park your car are now gone. The modern garage is multi-functional and is used in so many creative, innovative ways to allow easier and more luxurious living in people’s homes.

There are so many ways in which you can make most out of your garage space, and depending on your requirements it can take a lot of thought and investment. But if well executed, a garage conversion has so many benefits, such as added value to your home and creating additional living space.

If your garage space is free and you’re wanting to make the most out of the space, here are a handful of ways you can do exactly that.

Games room

Whether you choose electronic games or traditional ones such as a pool or table tennis table is up to you. But use the space as an entertainment area, to have fun with the family and friends, and as an opportunity to get some brownie points from the kids – they will love this!

Are you stuck for what games to put in your games room? Here are the best PlayStation games for 2018 to give you a bit of inspiration.

Gym

A gym membership is expensive, so a great way of saving money while keeping fit is to use your garage space as a gym. It means you can skip the gym nerves, the journey to the gym and using machines covered in other people’s sweat. Now you don’t have an excuse to not get in to shape.

If you’re wanting to use the space for more than a few weights and want to completely convert your garage in to a home gym, then click here for some top tips on how to do exactly that.

Extra room

This option is particularly handy for the homeowners whose family is growing by the second. It gives you the opportunity to stay at your current home whilst adding additional living space, saving money and a lot of hassle.

Alternatively, you could set it aside as a guest room, which is available to family members when they come over to visit or you could rent it out as part of an Airbnb.

Home office

A garage is the perfect for a home office if you require one. This is down to the fact it isn’t attached (sometimes) to the home and it can still feel like you’re going away to do some work, meaning your work life and personal life are still two separate things – something a lot of people who work from home tend to struggle with.

The office can also be used as a space for the kids to go when they need to do homework.

Man/woman cave

This is our favourite. Your garage could be converted in to your very own man or woman cave – meaning you can do whatever your heart desires, whether it be a space for the lads to come over for the football or a room for relaxation, it’s up to you.