Your garage need not only be the place in which you park your car. It need not only be the place where you store your tools or old golf clubs are stored. It need not only be the place that you spend a few moments of each day in as you rev your engine. It can be a place in which you actively spend large parts of your day; it can be your perfect little man cave. However, just because you turn it into a man cave, it doesn’t mean it should lose its practical and functional uses. Read on to find out how you can find the perfect balance between manly getaway and functional practical in your garage.
When you are seeking to use your garage in all these diverse ways, of course you’re going to need space. In fact, you’re probably going to need a lot of it because your car will take up a huge amount of it. The first thing you should do in the tackling of space in your garage is to organize it into distinct zones. This will help you to find an equal balance between pleasure and function in the whole area; it will also help you to keep a track of everything that is stored in there.
You should then do things such as ensure that the doors for your garage either open outwards or electronically slide up and down. Doing so will mean that you instantly save on space at the front of your garage and that your car can be pulled right up to it to fill the space, thus freeing up more space at the back of the garage. And it is this zone of the garage that you should try to make as ‘man cave like’ as possible.
Bring in things that YOU like
To truly create a man cave garage, you have to adorn the area in things that you, and you alone in your family, appreciate. This could be a sofa with a TV perched right in front of it and fridge sat next to it. It could be a desk from which you can work on your hobbies. Or it could be a bookshelf and a comfy reading sofa. Those who want to relax might consider adding a bar and having an array of glass bongs. Whatever it is you like, bring it in. This is not to stay others aren’t invited in the space, it’s just to say that it’s yours.
But don’t go overboard
However, you need to remember that you are still seeking to retain the functionality of your garage as well as turn it into your own little retreat. This means that you can’t not store all your vital tools in your garage if that has been the perfect place to store them. To do this you have to be strict with yourself, and strict when you implement the aforementioned zones. It also means that you need to remain organized in there and not let clutter be let loose.
So, if you are strict enough with yourself when it comes to space, the size of your man cave area and the retaining of the functionality that your garage provides, you will be able to create the perfect man cave garage with no trouble.