The garage is the best place for this escape. Hobbies like these can be noisy, and it will be less stressful if you can make as much noise as necessary without disturbing the household or neighbors. These projects can also involve noxious chemicals. You'll want to be able to raise that garage door or open windows to air out the space if necessary.
This man cave doesn't have to be 100% sawdust and power tools. Think outside of the box to get the most out of your garage renovation. Split the space into two areas, one for working and one for planning and design. Consider installing a partition, such as sliding barn wood doors, to distinguish between the areas. Outfit the working side with a workshop cabinet and any tools you may need. Install hardwood flooring on the side where you'll arrange furniture and other amenities you might want.Converting a garage averages about $11,000, because you'll be adding a few necessities like insulation and drywall.
Garage to Workshop
Expense Low HighHardwood Flooring for Half (ex: 14 x 22 garage)$1,000$1,500Convert Interior Walls$1,700 (regular)$2,000 (digitized)Add Insulation$300$400Heating and Cooling$500$2,000Additional Outlets$75$500Workshop Lighting$100 (regular)$300Furniture Set$600$3,000Workshop Cabinet Set$500$2,000Partition (ex: Hanging/Sliding Barnwood doors)$200$2,500Total$4,975$14,200