3D DIY – Convert Your Garage Into Usable Living Space

Convert Your Garage Into Usable Living Space

One of the most profitable and popular home improvements is garage conversions. Before converting your garage into a living area, it is essential to understand what this home improvement entails.

It involves many considerations. It would help if you started planning as soon as you can. A great way to make your garage more functional is to convert it into a living space.

It is becoming increasingly expensive to buy a home due to rising house prices and the high cost of moving. You might be living in your dream house; all you have to do is make some changes to get it to reality.

Garage conversions are affordable and often the best choice. This project is even more sense if you don’t maximize your garage space and make it more of a store room.

What Is A Garage Conversion?

Are you familiar with garage conversions? Are you sure that converting your garage into storage is a garage conversion? Do you believe it should be a specific space?

A garage conversion can be any space you wish, except a storage area or parking space. These are the primary functions of a garage so that you can give it a new purpose. You can create an art studio in your garage. Your garage can be used as an office or gym.

You can transform your garage into whatever you want, including a home spa or garage entertainment center. You must follow all local regulations regarding garage conversions and accessory dwellings.

Does Garage Conversions Add New Value To Home?

Home value is an essential factor homeowners should consider when converting their garage to a living space.

Many people convert their garage into a living room to increase their home’s square footage or boost their property’s value before putting it on the market.

You want your home improvements to be successful in every way possible. If you didn’t, you might spend a lot of money on a project that doesn’t have a purpose. Can a garage conversion increase your property’s value?

This type of home improvement will generally add between 10% and 15% to your home’s value. This is dependent on many factors. It is much more profitable to create a home gym, an office, or a kids’ room than to convert your garage into a sunroom.

These Are Just Some Ideas To Make Your Garage Look More Innovative

Β· Β  Β  Β  Β  Studio For Artists

Some people have found a way to cope with increased isolation through art. You can make a private space that expresses your creativity, whether you are a painter, a crocheted, or taken up ceramics.

If you are interested in analog photography, you can create a darkroom. You can set up your supplies and decorate them with your creations or any other art that inspires you.

Β· Β  Β  Β  Β  Game Room

We were so determined to create spaces for these activities when we moved to virtual school and worked. Now it is time to create a space for entertainment.

You and your family can have fun together in a games room. You can stack your favorite board games on a repurposed shelf and add a foosball, ping pong, or card table to let the fun begin.

Β· Β  Β  Β  Β  Sports Lounge

Many of us struggled to cope with the fact that our favorite sports were on hiatus last year. Design a space to celebrate the return of more regular seasons.

You can recreate the pub atmosphere at home by installing a big-screen TV, comfortable couches, and a refrigerator or cubby for snacks.

Β· Β  Β  Β  Β  Rental Suite

Many are turning their garages into rental apartments to make an extra income. It would be necessary to have heating and insulation to make it year-round. To find out what requirements your area has for tenants, check the local tenant bylaws.

Things to Consider

1.Β  Β  Β  Permits

You will need to obtain building permits if you plan on changing the use of the space. However, this may vary depending on where you live.

To find out if garage conversions are allowed in your area, check with your municipality. For more information on garage conversion permits, please get in touch with your local zoning department.

When applying for permits, you may need to consult an architect to present a floor plan. You may need permits to add a window or door, as well as electrical permits for lighting and outlets. Get estimates from experts to help you create your budget.

2.Β  Β  Β  Elevating the Floor

A garage is usually a step below the rest of your house. It may only be one step or several steps. If you plan to raise the floor to reach the floor in an adjoining room (most commonly a kitchen), it is essential to consider this in advance. To do this, you will need to build a subfloor.

3.Β  Β  Β  The Garage Door

What can you do about the garage door exterior? You can wall it off by building an interior wall. The exterior will remain intact.

It can be challenging to add windows or doors right in front of your driveway. Instead, consider adding the window to your sidewall or back wall.

4.Β  Β  Β  Sheetrock and Insulation

For this space to feel comfortable, insulation will be required on the walls, and Sheetrock will be needed to be installed.

It is very messy and time-consuming to add Sheetrock. Dust will be everywhere, regardless of how hard you try to keep it out.

5.Β  Β  Β  Heating and Air Conditioning

It would help if you considered whether your heating and cooling units could handle the extra square footage in your garage conversion. To heat or cool the additional square footage, you may need to install another unit.

Are You Ready to Remodel Your Garage?

After considering all the options and determining that a garage conversion is the best option, it’s time to start designing your new space.

We have now covered some of the basics involved in converting your garage into a room. Now it is time for you to look at your space and decide what works best.Β 

Have fun building!