Your garage is a space in the home that can get forgotten about. But as a rule, they are quite spacious and should be used more than they are. They can be a space for storage, but they can also be a more practical and usable space if you want it to be. However, when it comes to the summertime, it can be a space that gets hot and dirty, which is ideal ground for bugs and pests. If you like to use the garage as a workspace or as a recreational space, then how can you make it more bearable to use in the summer months? Sometimes one single fan isn’t going to be enough to cut it! Here are some aspects to consider for your garage.
Insulate your garage
Your garage could be part of the house, or it can be an extension of the house. Either way, it is likely to not be insulated like the rest of the house is. If you head out there in winter and you find that it is cold, and then you find in summer that it is super hot, then you need to assess the insulation in your garage. By insulating the garage you will be able to create a much more comfortable space, because it will keep it warm in winter but cool in summer. This is going to make it a space that is much more bearable to be in, and will help you to make the most of this ‘extra’ room in the house.
Garage screen door
Did you know that you can get garage screen doors, just like you might have screens on windows or front porch doors? These are great because they can be used in the summer months for your garage door, and will help to let a little breeze in, but keep bugs like flies and mosquitos out. They are easy to install and then it can mean that your garage space can be used more in the summer, as it will be much more bearable to be in it.
If you have air conditioning in the rest of your house, why not use it in the garage? You could get a separate unit to pump the AC into the garage, or you could use what you already have, and get new vents installed and the existing system refigured to include the garage. When you have air conditioning there, it can be a space that is just as relaxing as the rest of the home in summer. You could use it as an office, a playroom, a TV room, or just make whatever time you spend in there much more enjoyable in the summer months.
A few straightforward changes can make a difference to your garage in the summer months. If you want to create some more space in your home, especially when school is out and children are home, then making your garage a much more bearable space will make such a difference.