There’s no time like the present to make some changes at home — and this statement isn’t only just for the distribution of chores or the arrangement of your living room. If you’re in the mood to expand your living space, you might want to check out your carport for ideas. You’ll be surprised by how much more functions it can have than protecting your vehicles from the harsh environment.
A well-designed carport adds aesthetic appeal to your property. And if you know how to maximise the space, you won’t even need to renovate your home or rent storage units. ;
Explore the different ways you can transform a regular carport into a valuable part of the house.
Utilise the Space as Your Workshop
If you’re a handyman who loves tinkering with your car and building things for your home, you might want to consider using the carport as a workshop. It’s already a shaded area that protects cars, motorcycles and boats from harsh weather. Your project will be safe even if you have to leave it out there for a while.
The carport is a smart place to set up your mechanical or woodworking workshop. Organise your workbench, power tools and electrical equipment in this area today.
Transform the Space into an Outdoor Office
Although many companies offer remote work, it wasn’t until the COVID-19 outbreak that it became the norm. If you have a work-from-home set-up and you think you need a change of scenery, why not turn one shaded corner of your carport into an outdoor home office?
An outdoor office space might do you some good when you can’t focus on work, too. Natural scenery has been proven to lift moods and enhance work productivity.
Maximise the Space for Your Get-Togethers
If you don’t think your backyard space is enough for the house party you’re planning, consider extending the party to your carport. Just set up the tables and chairs and there you have a shaded area for guests. You can use the space as a storage area for those tables and chairs, too.
Be careful about how many people you’re inviting over for those family barbeques and weekend get-togethers, though. There are still gathering limits in place to avoid a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Turn the Space into an Outdoor Cinema
Elevate your movie-watching experience by turning your carport into an outdoor cinema. It already has the basics of a drive-in cinema — a place to park your car and shade to keep you protected from external elements. All you have to do is set up the projector and the speakers and you’re good to go.
If you’re not keen on staying in the back of your truck to watch movies, you can bring out a carpet and some comfy chairs to lounge around. Don’t forget the popcorn!
Convert the Space into an Outdoor Gym
Jogging hits two birds with one stone. You get to spend time outdoors and you burn some calories. But it isn’t the only outdoor exercise you can do. You can turn your carport into an outdoor gym, too. Set up your favourite equipment in one corner of your carport for an exclusive gym with natural scenery.
Given all these ideas to elevate your carport space, which one are you planning to do?