Beat the Heat with a Repurposed Garage or Basement!

Using your garage as more than a storage space is a great way to maximize your home's space. Here are a few tips for repurposing your garage or basement.

Summer heat is upon us! Regardless of whether you live in an area that’s humid or dry, the increasing temperatures are sure to increase irritation, create tension in interpersonal relationships, and leave many feeling like they are trapped in their house just to avoid being fried alive. Don’t let the heat get you down! This summer is also the perfect time to turn your unused basement or garage into your dream (hu)man cave, or diva den, a space where you can escape the little irritations of daily life and engage in your favorite pastimes without anyone else interfering!

There are some basic ways to begin getting your space ready to become a man cave. A great way to start is by having a garage or yard sale to clear out the unused possessions that are currently occupying the intended (hu)man cave space (which is also a great way to raise some extra money to invest in making your man cave your dream space). Right now is a great time to ensure lots of traffic for such sales, so get to sorting!

Imagine Then Materialize!

Once the space is cleared out, you’ll want to have a plan in place for what your man cave needs. A wet bar, a trophy case, a workout station, or a flat screen television are all great options; take some time and consider how you’ll be using the space and what features will be the most valuable! In addition to the fun features that will make your (hu)man cave a one-of-a-kind space, you should consider upgrading your electrical system, installing Wi-Fi or high-speed Internet as well as cable or satellite television. You can also stay connected with your main house (or upstairs) by installing a home controls touchscreen for any automated home control systems, including security features and temperature controls. Fans, window-mounted air conditioners, and de-humidifiers can also increase the comfort of your man cave during the scorching summer months.

Nothing increases personal comfort and decreases heat-induced irritation like a private, comfortable space to call your own. When things get tense, when temperatures rise (literally or metaphorically), you can escape to your own little getaway to cool off and enjoy the little things in life. Don’t let another summer pass you by; reclaim your space and improve your quality of life by turning an under-utilized space like your basement or garage into your brand new (hu)man cave, complete with all the features that can turn a lifeless, boring room into a glorious staycation space on your own property. Luminaire has helped dozens of Seattleites realize the enjoyment that can come with a personalized (hu)man cave – let us help you discover what so many other homeowners already have and give us a call regarding your ideas today!



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