How to Transform your Garage into a Cozy Den 

For many people, a garage is simply someplace to store miscellaneous items. It’s easy for the clutter to build up, quickly taking up all of the available space and making the garage unusable for any other purposes. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. With a little TLC and the right garage organization experts, you can transform your garage into something wonderful.  

A den is a cozy place where you can relax after a hard day’s work, catch up on some hobbies, or spend time with your family. If you’ve always loved the idea of having a cozy den, but your home doesn’t have one, then your garage might be just the right place for it. Here are a few tips on how to turn your garage into a cozy den where you can enjoy gaming, watching sports, or just relaxing. 

Step One: Know Your Options 

The first step to turning your garage is deciding what kind of storage you need. Having enough storage space is the key to organizing any part of your home. If you don’t have enough space to store all of your items, then it won’t be long before they pile up again and turn back into clutter. There are a number of options to choose from when looking for storage options for your garage.  

The one that’s right for you will depend on what you want to use your cozy den for and what it is you’re trying to store there. You could go with some more traditional options, like wall shelving and other forms of wall-mounted storage, ceiling-mounted storage options, or garage cabinets.  

Step Two: For What Purpose? 

You may think that the first step to turning your garage into a den is to tidy up and organize, but before you can do that, you need to figure out what kind of storage to use. And in order to do that, you must decide what exactly it is that you want to use the den for. Before you design the area, you need to know what functions it’s going to need to serve.  

While having a den that matches your preferred aesthetic and represents your personality is important, it’s more important to make sure that it will allow you to achieve the desired purpose. When designing a space, function should always lead form. Here are a few examples of the kinds of storage you may want to use depending on what you want to use that space for.  

A Place for Family Time 

A nice, cozy den can be the perfect place to spend time and bond with your family. If you want to turn your garage into a calm little nook that promotes socialization and comfort, then garage cabinets are probably the way to go.  

Garage cabinets are an especially unique and handy way to increase your storage space in your garage. They can help you easily stay organized, as you can designate specific spots for everything and even label the spaces so you remember where everything goes. To make things even simpler, you could organize your items by type. Garage cabinets improve the ease with which you can keep things organized. Garage cabinets are easily customizable, meaning you could use them to add to any aesthetic you want in your new cozy den.  

Having a lot of clutter in a space can be stressful. Garage cabinets give you an easy form of organization that will allow you to store any items out of sight while keeping them easily accessible at the same time. It also helps that they’re so customizable, as you can design them any way you’d like.  

A Place for Gaming 

Another thing that you could use your garage den for is a gaming room. You can set it up with an area for video games, foosball, tabletop games, and more. For this, you probably want to go with wall shelves or some other form of wall-mounted storage. Wall-mounted storage for your games, controllers, and other supplies gives you somewhere easily accessible to store your games and grab them quickly when you feel like playing them. So that as long as you keep them well organized, you’ll always find what you’re looking for.  

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A Sports Den 

The final example of what you could use your newly implemented cozy garage den for is a sports room. If you’re a huge sports fan who loves keeping up with every game in the season, then you may want to invest in a combination of wall shelves and ceiling-mounted storage options. A sports den is more than just somewhere you can watch the game.  

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It’s a place to represent your favorite teams and invite other sports fans to enjoy it together. Wall-mounted storage gives you a place to display and show off your favorite sports memorabilia to impress all of your friends, while ceiling-mounted storage options give you an out-of-the-way yet easy-to-access space for you to keep your items out of the way during gatherings.  

Tackling the Clutter 

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Once you’ve designed and installed your chosen storage method, it’s time to tackle all that clutter and start organizing. If you’re like many people, though, then you’ve probably got quite a bit of clutter that’s been building up for a while. This can make decluttering a pretty daunting task. This then makes it harder to get motivated to start the process at all. The best way to get over this hurdle is to remember that you don’t have to tackle everything at once. It’s perfectly fine to take it one step at a time and do just a little bit each day so that you don’t get overwhelmed.  

After you’ve designed, organized, and set up your new cozy den in your garage, all that’s left to do is enjoy. If you need help setting up and installing some new storage options for your garage, PremierGarage has everything you need. Don’t let your ample garage space go to waste. There are a number of ways you can put it to use, and the only thing stopping you is a lack of storage space. Get your free consultation today!  


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