Beyond the Man Cave: How the Whole Family Benefits from a Custom Garage

Posted on November 4, 2012 by Clever Quarters

A rose by any other name is still a rose but a garage by any other name is…whatever you want it to be.

Your garage is such a large and glorious space that it’s a shame to confine its use to parking cars and storing boxes.  And, even though it’s trendy, there’s no reason to forfeit all control of the space to the man of the house.  A garage is so much more than a Man Cave.

There’s room in your garage to accommodate the custom needs of your entire family.  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

To help you get those creative juices flowing, here are a few new ways to use your Flex Room or Multipurpose Room, AKA your Garage:

The Garage is the New Attic

Why lug your Christmas decorations up and down from a dusty, musty (and kind of creepy) attic every holiday season?

Your garage is an ideal place to store summer camp gear, fishing gear, sporting gear, winter tires, patio furniture and just about anything that needs a between-seasons home.

Tuck away turkey roasters and Thanksgiving-themed oven mitts in enclosed garage cabinets, hang bikes and golf bags on wall mount garage organizers and store large and heavy items such as lawn mowers and barbecue grills overhead storage.

Garage overhead storage units can hold weights of up to 800 pounds, and a heist can help you lift items of up to 250 pounds.    Why trip over a kayak lying on the floor of your garage when you can keep it out of everyone’s way overhead using a heavy lift garage hoist system?

The Garage is the New Mudroom and the New Front Entrance

Garage Cabinets, Shoe Storage

If you’re like me, you might not even remember the last time you used your front door to enter your home.  So why are you still hanging up coats and putting away boots in the front hall closet?

Your garage is an ideal place to store shoes, boots, coats, scarves, backpacks and more.  In cool temperatures, you can put your child’s lunch in his backpack the night before — and not worry about forgetting it in the refrigerator on your rush to get to school.

The Garage is the New Pantry

In the winter, your garage can serve as a second refrigerator (or freezer on some days) and can be a source of dry goods storage year round.

But that doesn’t mean you have to clutter your garage with cases of Coke and packages of toilet paper.  Your garage can serve as your home’s well-organized storage hub.

Sturdy, spacious garage cabinets are the perfect place to store sale items you purchase in bulk, occasionally-used kitchen appliances such as waffle makers and mini-muffin pans and almost anything that’s taking up too much space in your kitchen.

The Garage is the New Storage Shed

You may not have room in your yard for a shed and it is not such a safe choice to store your expensive sport gear.  And a pre-built shed may not adequately protect expensive items from weather damage or theft.

Store your garden tools, bikes, sports gear and other valuables in your garage.  Garage wall organizers keep such items off the floor and out of the way.

With wall-mounted garage organizers racks, you never have to trip over a rake or bump into a set of golf clubs again.

The Garage is the New Closet

Well-built houses last for centuries.  But some of their designs don’t hold up over the years.

You can add a lot of extra space to a reach-in closet with a custom garage organizer, but it make still not accommodate all of your clothes and accessories.

Garage storage cabinets measure 24-inches deep and can accommodate two rows of hanging space.

he Garage is the New Hobby Centre

If someone in your family enjoys woodworking, another likes to make pottery and someone else wants space to create the greatest invention since the iPhone, a custom design for your garage can create workstations to fit all of your needs and desires.

The Garage is the New____________

Fill in the blank.  There are myriad ways to use your garage space.  Whether you seek a traditional use — workshop or guys’ hangout — or something as innovative as a dance studio, consult a design consultant to get a custom garage organization that meets your family’s style, budget and imagination.

Of course, installing decorative garage flooring system, makes your space a truly finished space. With garage flooring not only makes maintenance of your space simple and keeps free of stains and clean.

Finally, when you have everything organized stored off-the-floor finally you make the space to bring back your cars to the garage.