How to turn your garage into a room
Turning your garage into a room is a great way to add more living space while increasing the value of your home. A garage conversion is one of the most inexpensive ways to increase your home’s resale value. This additional living space can be used a guest room, as a solution for more space because of an addition to the family, or to rent it out for extra income. Whatever you want to use the additional room for, your home’s value will be dramatically increase with a garage conversion.
Since you are only converting your garage, you will have much less disruption in your home than if you were doing a complete remodel. You will also save a lot of money in construction costs because you won’t have the need to build a new foundation.
The following are a few tips to help make your garage conversion a success.
Make sure it doesn’t look like a garage
When converting your garage into an additional room, remove all evidence showing that it was a garage. Your converted garage should look as if it were a regular room in your home. Achieve this by removing the garage door and any other attachments. Build a wall where the garage door was and make sure it matches with the rest of your home’s design.
Most garages aren’t suitable to be used as a living space and for this reason it is important to insulate the walls. By insulating your garage, your new room will remain warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This will not only make your new room a livable space, but it will also save you money on energy costs. It will also brighten up your garage and keep it quiet by blocking outside noise.
Since most garage floors are made of concrete, you may want to change the flooring. A damp proof membrane can also be added between the two layers if you choose to create a concrete floor.
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