There are few things as delightful as hosting your friends and family from the comfort of your own home. After all, when the party is done, you can just flop on the couch and relax instead of sitting in traffic. Now it’s time to make at-home entertaining even better — create your own dedicated entertaining space by converting your garage into the ultimate bar, lounge, indoor-outdoor kitchen, or whatever your ideal entertaining space looks like. 

Where to Start?

When planning out your new entertainment space, the first step should be figuring out what the focal point of the space is going to be. For some, entertaining is all about flexing culinary muscles. In this case, it’ll make the most sense to arrange for a garage kitchen with built-in seating nearby. Consider whether you want a full range, fridge, and all the kitchen accoutrement, or if a prep sink and a pair of burners will be sufficient. 

If cooking isn’t your thing, maybe you’re all about crafting the perfect mixed drink, or you love to dabble in brewing your own beer. If that’s the case, a beautiful bar will make for an ideal focal area in your space. Consider the appeal of a long, handcrafted wood bar, complete with built-in taps and brass beer pulls. Give your guests space to sit and stand while you work your mixology magic. 

Think About Comfort

No matter how you want to orient your garage entertaining space, it’s important to consider what will happen when you fill the space full of people. If your space is oriented around your culinary prowess, make sure you consider seating around your prep areas — everyone loves to congregate around the food, after all! Similarly, you’ll want seating for your bar, so your guests can properly relax while enjoying a beverage or two. 

At the same time, you’ll need space for all of your guests. If there are too many people, there won’t be room to congregate while you cook or pour. Plan for a few comfortable seating areas — with side tables, so your guests can drink and dine comfortably — to provide relief from crowding. 

Make The Space Work Long-Term

You wouldn’t want improper temperatures wrecking your latest batch of infused spirits or your next carboy of homebrew. As you plan your garage renovation, don’t forget to include better insulation so you don’t need to worry about too-hot summers or too-cold winters. While you’re at it, this is the time to look into garage cabinet systems for proper storage. This will make it easier than ever to keep glasses, utensils, and everything else close at hand — so you can focus on entertaining, not dashing back and forth into the house for things you need. There are an abundance of options including metal garage cabinets and a whole range of wood garage cabinets to help you get the fully custom look to finish off your space. 

Explore all that your garage can be. Connect with the team at Garage Solutions to turn your San Francisco garage into the entertaining space of your dreams.