By Eve Chen () - August 3, 2019
The home renovation spree—made popular by HGTV shows like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers—is in full force as many people resist moving to larger, more expensive quarters in favor of bettering the spaces they have. From new bathrooms to kitchens to master suites with ensuite baths, nothing seems to be out-of-bounds for homeowners these days.
For many homeowners, garages have become “the next big thing” in home renovation. These days, it’s not just celebrities and car enthusiasts who are outfitting their garages with fancy new equipment, but anyone looking to gain more utility, showcase a prized car or add value to their home.
Trends in garage renovation ideas span the gamut from organizational and functional to purely aesthetic. Here’s a Top-10 listing of some of our favorite improvement ideas:
If you have the budget, feel free to mix and match several of these ideas to really be creative and transform your old garage. But don’t go too far! Most real estate agents will tell you that homes without garages—or garages that have been fully converted into living space—will sit on the market longer than other homes when it comes time to sell. In the final analysis, a great-looking and functional garage is awesome—as long as it’s also still “home sweet home” for your vehicles.