Making Your Garage into a Playroom

Children love to play. That’s for certain. Designating a special place for them to have fun can seem tricky, especially if space is limited. However, the perfect spot for a playroom may be right under your nose; the garage. Garage makeovers of all sorts, are undeniably on-trend. After all, they allow you to transform an area you may be using for storing junk or random items, into an innovative place of enjoyment. If you’re looking to transform your garage into a fabulous play zone for your child, here’s some tips that can help:

Declutter: Depending on the situation, this can be a tad overwhelming. But try to remember to stay positive. First of all, you can finally get rid of those items you don’t need or want. You can find old treasures you’ve been looking for forever. Also, you can go into garage sale mode and make some spending money and/or donate items to charity. It make take a little time to declutter and take some good old fashioned elbow grease in the process, but in the end, it’s a win-win.

Paint: Liven the walls of garage up with bright, cheery colors of paint and fun patterns and designs. Painting a mural or a handful of your child’s favorite cartoon characters can add a unique and creative touch.

Give the Floor a Boost: If your garage floor is dirty, stained, or has cracks, it won’t work with the kid-friendly environment you are trying to create. One option is to first get floor coating applied. This will create an easy to clean, seamless finish in which dirt cannot seep into. With or without coating, garage floors are hard, so you should then soften the area up with rugs or connecting foam mats for your child to play on.

Add Fixtures & Furnishings: This is the part where the playroom really comes to life. Ultimately, the exact furniture and décor will come down to you and will reflect the things your child likes to do, but here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

Shelving will most likely be necessary for books, as will a toy chests or cabinets to store miscellaneous toys and items.

Creating “zones” in the playroom can be a great way to keep it organized and keep children engaged. For example, you could assign one portion of the garage as a quiet space, filled with a bookcase full of books and a comfy kid’s chair.

Another area could be a creativity corner, with things like an art easel or craft table. Noisy activities could be done in a zone that has musical instruments, games, or a small slide or toy kitchen.

Connect With Garage Storage Specialists

Whether it’s a children’s playroom or your ultimate man cave, if you’re interested in giving your garage a makeover and would like some quality assistance, get in touch with us at Garage Vision Co. in San Diego today. From epoxy flooring, to cabinets and storage solutions, we know what garage improvement means and just how to make it happen.