If you are short on space and have a garage, you could convert this garage into a needed room. Think about this for a moment. Your garage could be a needed guest room, a needed bedroom for an older child, a much wanted man have, a perfect place for a home office, a perfect place for a playroom or even the perfect place to build that hobby room you always wanted. How can you covert your garage into a room? Here are some basic steps to consider.
1. Will you need to get a permit? Yes, if you live in a city, you may need to consider this step first. Many cities and many communities will insist that you pay for a permit before any construction is done on your home. This includes inside repairs or remodeling jobs. If this is the case with your city and you don’t have this permit, you could have to pay a fine. Check with your local city hall and see if this is something you will need before you hammer that first nail.
2. Consider what type of insulation you wish you to use. Insulation is the key to turning the garage into a warm room. It is also the key to keeping the moisture out of this new room.
3. Consider what type of heating you wish to have in this new room. How often will this room be used? This is the key question you need to consider as you are considering the type of heating you will want to use. You can either tap into your current heating source or use another source such as free standing electrical heaters that can be shut off when not in use (many now also come with timers and blowers).
4. What type of flooring do you want? If you currently have a normal concrete garage floor you really should change this. Most people go with the wood flooring. Yet laminate flooring is also appropriate.
5. You should also consider where to add a window or two. Window provides a great source of natural lighting which will help cut back on your new electrical costs. Just make sure you provide good seals all away around each window.
Your garage can be the perfect solution in adding that much needed room onto your house. All you need are some basic plans and a little bit of DYI skills.