What do you do when you have an empty large space over your garage?

by Mags
I have vinyl siding on my house and over the garage doors there is all empty space which faces the road. There is no curb appeal on the outside of my house..any ideas?
  17 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 28, 2016
    Can you post a photo?
  • LARRY LARRY on Sep 28, 2016
    put 3/4 inch mdf for flooring, add a drop downstairway and you have extra storage
  • BobC BobC on Sep 29, 2016
    I've put platforms over garage doors for storage myself, it's great for storing lawn chairs, coolers and other light bulky items. Just be carefull to not store heavy items up there.
  • Suzanne Suzanne on Sep 29, 2016
    Oh yes, we need a photo. I thought you meant inside the garage.
  • Sue Meulemeester Sue Meulemeester on Sep 29, 2016
    There are quite a few nice art choices. I've seen everything from butterflies to stars to whatever passion you have. If it were my house I'd probably have Australian Shepherd sillouettes up there. But anything that you like would work.
  • Lizzy L Lizzy L on Sep 29, 2016
    Definitely need photos.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Sep 29, 2016
    A simple faux 'hay loft' double door often makes a garage frontage look more charming. Also using divider stips on the doors themselves to break up any large spaces into smaller frames helps break down the 'bigness' of the doors. Use two tones of the color on the doors and frames then to accent the framing divide.
  • David David on Sep 29, 2016
    rather depends upon the size, is it just big enough for storage or could you sublet it to some students?
  • Donna Donna on Sep 29, 2016
    Photos please😎
  • Diane Duvall King Diane Duvall King on Sep 29, 2016
    If you live in a coastal area, hang one or two boat paddles above the door. I have seen large eagle plaques over doors, too. If you live in the country, hang a large pitch fork or other farm tool over the door.
  • Artwork or maybe an interesting light fixture.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 04, 2022

    A photo would be very helpful I can't picture exactly what you are referring to.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 07, 2023

    Do what we did. Build a room over part and Upstairs Sunporch and Terrace with a Railings. In our case UPVC.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 13, 2023

    A photo would be very helpful so can see what you are working with.

  • Rosa Rosa on Oct 04, 2023

    It’s hard to visualize without a photo

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 05, 2023

    Please post a photo so we can see what you are seeing.

  • Dee Dee on Oct 05, 2023

    Depends on the size and area. Please post a picture so we can help.