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You need more room in your home and it would seem that all of your options are maxed out. When it seems that space is at a minimum, many homeowners tend to overlook the potential of their garage.
Renovating the garage is an appealing alternative for people who need to expand their space but would rather not spend a ton of money on an expensive addition.
There are many factors to consider when undertaking such a large conversion: The garage will have to be insulated and the floors will have to be redone. You’ll have to figure out how to connect the space to the main house for heating and cooling as well as wiring.
Will the new space be part of an open floor plan, or do you want to continue to keep the space separate from the rest of the house? The main idea is to make sure that your garage space matches the appearance of your home. Otherwise, it’ll look like all you did was move furniture into the garage.
Now the garage door. This will now be an exterior wall and will require some clever design consideration.
Here are a few options:
- Leave the garage door the way it is.
- Purchase a new garage door with sleek window and continue to utilize the door opener as a cool way to open and close the door.
- Large patio doors replace the garage doors, bringing in light and upping the ‘wow’ factor.
- Pair two sets of French doors side by side for a chic entryway.
- Take a look online for a plethora of ideas
Renovating your garage into an extra living space may take some planning, but the process is rather basic. If you want the job to be done right the first time, it’s ideal to have your conversion properly done by a professional.
And just think, adding that extra room could ultimately increase the value of your home!