5 Functional Garage Rec Room Features

updated
August 14, 2023
Organized garage rec room with slat wall and cabinets for storage
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Having your very own rec room can be a game-changer for your social calendar and personal fulfillment. Convert your garage into the very best entertainment space in the neighborhood. 

Increasing the livable area of your home can be appealing, especially if you're working from home or your family is growing. Converting your garage into a rec room can be a great way to add value to your home and create a space for you and your family to relax and have fun. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning your rec room:

  • Size: The size of your garage will dictate the type of rec room you can create. If you have a small garage, you may want to consider a space-saving design, such as a home theater or a game room. If you have a larger garage, you could create a more multi-purpose space, such as a gym or a playroom.
  • Budget: The cost of converting your garage into a rec room will vary depending on the size and scope of your project. Be sure to factor in the cost of materials, labor, and any necessary permits.
  • Design: Once you know the size and budget of your project, you can start planning the design of your rec room. Consider what activities you want to use the space for and choose a design that will accommodate your needs.
  • Features: There are a number of features you can add to your rec room to make it more functional and enjoyable. Some popular features include a bar, a pool table, a TV, and a sound system.
  • Safety: When converting your garage into a rec room, it's important to take safety precautions. Install proper lighting, ventilation, and insulation. Make sure the space is well-ventilated to prevent the build-up of fumes from any equipment you may use.

Here are our top feature recommendations for a functional garage rec room conversion. With careful planning and execution, you can create a beautiful and functional rec room that will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Add a Ping Pong Table

Adding a ping pong table to your rec room can be a great way to socialize and entertain guests, as well as bond with family and friends. Here are a few additional benefits to highlight:

  • It can be a fun and challenging activity for people of all ages.
  • It can help improve your hand-eye coordination and concentration.
  • It can be a great way to get some exercise.
  • It can help reduce stress and anxiety.

If you're looking for a way to add some fun and excitement to your home, adding a ping pong table is a great option. It's a versatile piece of furniture that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and it offers a variety of benefits. So what are you waiting for? Add one to your rec room today!

Organized garage with ping pong table.

Incorporate a Slat Wall for Storage

Instead of limiting storage to cabinets, think outside the box! Walls can also be fantastic for maximizing space. Some things don't easily fit on a shelf—that's where slat walls come in handy. Much like a pegboard, a slat wall panel is an attractive and efficient way to organize your items. Thanks to the grid, you can easily customize the storage wall to fit the needs of your playroom. The versatile system can hold and store cleaning supplies, toy bins, baskets, holders, hooks, and pretty much anything in any configuration.

Here are some other benefits of using slat walls for storage:

  • They are very versatile and can be used in a variety of rooms, including playrooms, bedrooms, and garages.
  • They are very durable and will last for many years.
  • They are very easy to clean and maintain.

If you are looking for a stylish, efficient, and affordable way to add storage to your home, slat walls are a great option.

Slat wall with ample toy storage.

Get a Custom Floor Coating for Durability during any Game

When it comes to your rec room, you want something that will stand up to everyday wear and tear but will also fit within your aesthetic preferences. A concrete coating enhances the overall look and feel of your space while providing protection against stains and spills. It is much easier to clean and maintain than traditional floors and is a great option for drink spills, pets that shed, or kids with allergies. Whether the look you’re going for is traditional, contemporary, or if you lean more towards eccentric design, you can find a concrete coating option to match your taste and style. The end result? A playroom floor strong enough to withstand the roughest kid’s play and yet stylish enough to serve as an aesthetic focal point. 

Garage with basketball court concrete coating.

Utilize Custom Cabinets for Functional Design

Easily convert any space into the perfect playroom using Webfoot’s custom storage for your toy organization. Every project is unique, and so are your needs. With our custom designs and built-to-order custom sizes, we can maximize any space. We don't use "standard sizes" or modular short cuts. Your cabinets can even be designed to fit specific bins and accommodate large items like bikes, scooters, and skateboards. Our team is experienced and ready to make your space work for you.

Custom cabinets and workspace in the garage.

Convert into a Kids Playroom

A kid’s playroom is a special place just for them. A place where they can be high-energy, creative, messy, and free to run around. Your garage might be the perfect place to set up a playroom and maximize your square footage.A kid’s playroom is a special place just for them. A place where they can be high-energy, creative, messy, and free to run around. It can also be a great way to maximize your square footage, especially if you have a small house. Here are some tips for setting up a playroom in your garage:

  • Clean and organize the space. Start by cleaning out the garage and getting rid of any junk. Then, organize the space so that it's functional and safe for kids.
  • Add some storage. Kids have a lot of stuff, so you'll need plenty of storage in their playroom. Add shelves, cabinets, and bins to keep everything organized.
  • Make it comfortable. Add some furniture to make the playroom comfortable for kids. This could include a couch, chairs, or beanbags.
  • Add toys and games. Of course, you'll need to add some toys and games to the playroom. Choose toys that are age-appropriate and that will encourage creativity and imagination.
  • Incorporate art supplies. Kids love to be creative, so add some art supplies to the playroom. This could include paints, markers, crayons, and paper.
  • Add books. Kids also love to read, so add some books to the playroom. Choose books that are age-appropriate and that will encourage kids to learn and explore.
  • Play music. Music is a great way to add energy and fun to a playroom. Add some speakers and play some kid-friendly music.
  • Don’t forget safety features. Make sure the playroom is safe for kids. Add some safety features, such as gates, cabinet locks, and outlet covers.
Kids playing in a converted rec room with slat wall.

Add in a Fitness Center

Adding in a space for at home fitness in your garage can be a huge upgrade. It can provide you with a dedicated space to work out, free from distractions. It can also save you money on gym memberships. Additionally, it can be a great way to stay motivated to exercise, as you will have your own personal gym right at home.

Here are some tips for adding a fitness space to your garage:

  • Choose a space that is well-lit and has plenty of ventilation.
  • Install a sturdy floor that can withstand heavy use.
  • Add some basic fitness equipment, such as a weight bench, dumbbells, and a yoga mat.
  • Hang some mirrors on the walls to help you track your progress.
  • Create a comfortable space to relax and stretch after your workouts.

With planning and effort, you can easily turn your garage into a functional and inviting fitness space.

Using an at home garage fitness center

Choosing Webfoot for your Garage Conversion

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