Kristy has been slowly renovating and redoing rooms in her home over the past year or so (check out her bathroom, living room, kitchen, and pantry redos) and next on her list was her detached garage! She had a vision for turning the space into a game room where she could hang out and relax with her husband, host family on holidays, and have a place for her kids to enjoy with friends as they get older! See how she transformed her unfinished detached garage into a cozy hangout spot below.
The unfinished detached garage was previously being used as a storage/workout space, without any real purpose or design. It was time to make use of all of this room and get it organized!
One of the top priorities was adding a small half bath to the space. I knew that we wanted this to be a hangout spot for friends and family, and being able to have a bathroom onsite would be a huge plus!
Another game room essential – organized storage space!! I have a lot of different holiday and seasonal decor that would typically sit in my garage, creating more chaos. I knew I wanted a dedicated shelving area to keep everything I don’t use year-round safe and out of the way.
Getting all of the framing done and sheetrock up, with the bathroom and storage closet sectioned out, really made the whole space start to come together!
This is the almost-finished storage closet! I have so much space now to store all of my decor and outdoor essentials. The high shelving makes it easy to store and organize bins and larger items!
And the finished half bath! I went with a navy blue and gold decor theme to keep it clean and classy. The vanity has nice storage space underneath, and the large bathroom mirror perfectly complements the sleek gold faucet, towel ring, and toilet paper holder (not pictured). Also not pictured is the new toilet, but I went with a basic white high-efficiency model.
I wanted a rug that would add some style but would also hide dirt tracked in from outside and could handle a little wear and tear. This indoor/outdoor rug was just what I was looking for, and also helped carry the navy theme of the bathroom out into the main space. We also hung a TV and added a heater for those cold winter days when we still want to enjoy the space without freezing!
I love the shiplap accent wall between the two closet doors. It really helps to bring dimension to the space and makes it feel like a real extension of our home! I couldn’t be any happier with how the game room turned out. I’m excited to add all of the furniture and start hanging out in here!
We had contractors do all of the work because this was a little bit too large of a project to tackle ourselves, and we wanted to ensure everything was done correctly! We went with Making Changes, LLC, a contracting company based in South Jersey, and I would recommend them time and time again. They got the work done timely and efficiently, and they were a pleasure to work with!!