What comes to mind when you first think of the garage? Is it a cool place where you love spending time or a messy side room where you can’t find anything you want? Two types of people will create these images, and it’s up to you what you’ll make from the garage.
Many people simply don’t pay attention to their garages. The only time this place looked flawless was when they first moved in. Since then, piles of items have been stored inside, making the garage look chaotic.
Others will keep it neat and constantly care about the place, but it will still look poor after a few decades. Things can be different, though. With a small or lavish investment, every garage can be turned into a fabulous man cave where everyone loves spending their time.
Smart living reshaped modern garages
The new concept of smart living is reshaping modern homes as we know them. Smart living means installing new systems and technologies that are part of IoT technology. IoT stands for Internet of Things and is an exciting new project that turns everything ordinary into an interactive amenity.
Smart items are connected to the internet and controlled through a single access point, usually the owner’s smartphone. These items are used around the home, and the garage is not an exception. Everything you have inside the garage is upgradeable to create a smart garage.
Why is this cool? Because everything you see inside can become exciting. The door is controlled through your smartphone, and the cameras installed monitor any activity inside or outside the door. The insight can be refurbished and renewed with smart items that will provide a comfortable and modern experience.
Most garages turned man caves are equipped with all sorts of electronic devices – TVs, fridges, sound systems, etc. All of them are connected to the internet; if you do it, you can enjoy your smart garage by controlling everything inside through the smartphone.
Traditional garages can get a facelift too
If you don’t like the new wave of technology and connecting everything to the internet but prefer a more traditional approach, you can use something else. You’ll want to upgrade everything with new and more durable materials.
Suppose you built the house back in the 80s. Back then, the most commonly used materials were not the same as today. Steel was the most commonly used material for in-garage use, but it has proven to be a poor option compared to the competition.
Today, aluminium and titanium are the materials to use when trying to upgrade the garage and the items inside. Of course, we’re talking about the items where you’d store tools, machines, and other things needed for work inside and outside the house.
Throw away the old rusty cabinets and replace them with new aluminium drawers and toolboxes where you can store everything safely. The old ones will allow moisture and dirt to get inside, and that’s how most of your tools get damaged, and you’ll need to spend more to replace them than you would by investing in new toolboxes.
This goes for nearly everything inside the garage. Changing the flooring is a wise thing to do. The old garage door is ready to go too. Depending on the quality, doors have a lifespan of around 10-20 years, but they won’t last forever.
Adding new features might be for you
Some men love turning the garage into a sweet spot where they’ll spend weekends in fun and laughter with their friends. If you love this idea, you’ll want a giant 100-inch screen to watch games on it and at least a dozen theater seats to complete the enjoyment.
A bar with drinks is essential. A fridge with cool drinks and snacks on the side will make the atmosphere perfect. Most men love having some games in the garage, so think about this idea too. Install a hoop machine, table tennis, foosball table, or something else, and enjoy time spent with your friends.
Decorate the walls with some posters that you’ll find adequate. Invest in lighting and make sure you turn the place into a bar or place you prefer. Most men love the bar atmosphere, so you’ll want some dimmed lights and a powerful surround sound system.
These few points show how you can use technology to turn your garage from an ordinary part of your house into a spectacular area where you’ll love spending time alone and with your friends.
Many men decide to upgrade their garages and make them cool places where they won’t just keep the car but use them as a man cave. Think about what will make you happy, create a thorough plan, and make some tech investments in your garage.