8 Ways to Modify Your Carport

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A carport is an affordable and versatile addition to your home. The purpose of carports is to protect your car from the harsh weather conditions and other elements. However there are many creative ways to make use of your carport.

Never underestimate the options you have in customising your carport. Here are some of the most common ways to modify any carport:

Convert it into a garage

While a carport is an excellent way to protect your cars, a garage still provides more protection. Converting a carport into a carriage is like adding panels to the sides of your carport. You can also add an overhead door and siding.

As simple as it looks, the conversion can get complicated, depending on the scale of your project. That’s why we suggest hiring a professional contractor.

Paint it

To be honest, you don’t need to spend a lot on modifying your carport. Painting it is the cheapest and quickest way to improve the appearance of your carport. Use any colour that you want that will complement the design of the surrounding area. Don’t overdo it though. We recommend buying high-quality paint to make it last for many years.

Add siding

Adding siding is the most common way to modify a carport. The most affordable options are canvas cover and duty nylon. A siding will offer additional protection from rain, snow, and wind. If you prefer a permanent solution, opt for a metal sliding. It comes in a variety of styles and colours to match your carport and its surrounding areas.

Transform it into a handyman workshop

Who doesn’t want a place to work on home projects? A carport is a perfect place to create your workshop. Working under your carport will protect you from the sun during hot days. Not to mention, it keeps you cool because it’s an open space.

Create an outdoor home theater

Setting up an outdoor theater is a creative way to make use of your carport. During warm summer nights, enjoy binging on your favourite television shows or movies under your carport. Add shades to block the sun during the day and protect you from insects during the night. Provide comfortable chairs and couches.

Use it as a poolside shade

If you already have a pool and you’re looking for an affordable poolside cabana, you can use a carport. A carport is not too large to overwhelm your backyard but will still provide an adequate amount of shade that everyone can enjoy and relax on.

Install ventilation fans

Installing ventilation fans in your carport will keep you comfortable, especially during the summer time. Large fans and extra vents in the roof will help bring cooler air in.

Add custom-built shelves

Adding custom shelves in a popular way to modify any carport. It may sound expensive, but most people choose DIY shelves.


When customising your carport, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box! Combine our ideas with little creativity to achieve your desired metal building.

Here at Newcastle Carports, we offer a variety of carport options that will fit your needs. We ensure that our carports are durable and high-quality.