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Converting Your Garage into a Living Space by jesse arjon





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Converting Your Garage into a Living Space


 
Home Improvement,Home Repair,Construction
Nowadays, an average working family would have a least two cars at their disposal, so no wonder that houses with one or two garages are hot commodities strongly sought after on the real estate market. Still, even though garages are meant to store and protect the cars, many homeowners would hastily park not inside but in the street in front of the house or in a side alley. And since the garage is left empty, with time it turns into a space packed with whatever, useful or useless. On the other hand, the family may well need some additional space – a private gym, hobby studio, home office, or just an additional guest room.

So, here’s a question: Your family or your car?

If you decide to cast your vote for the good of the family, garage conversion is the best solution. But is it beneficial? Is it cost-effective? Is it worth taking up such a project? What would be the real challenges and benefits of converting a garage into a family-useful space?

Let’s single out the major benefits first.

Additional useful space. As said above, the family may at one certain time face the need of having an additional room for some particular purpose, a room that just cannot be fitted anywhere in the main house. It may be a guest room, a children’s playground, a home office, a family gym, or a quiet retreat. In any case, converting the garage for such purposes would be a very smart idea. In houses with a double garage, such conversion may even be partial, creating both a new room and still keeping a single-car garage. Budget-friendly House Remodeling. When in need of more space, house extension becomes a necessity. While however a full-scale house extension would normally cost a lot, with creativity and far less cash, this can be successfully achieved through converting the garage. The costs for converting this service space into a living one would normally be twice to three times less than those for completing any other extension project. Increased property value. Creating an additional living space will not only extend the living area. It will also significantly increase the market value of the property. Experts calculate such added value to compensate the conversion project costs far more than enough. Garage Transformation Ideas

There are various garage conversion ideas that will help you get better informed and unleash your own creativity. Among those however, 5 hold the top-choice positions:

*Guest house. Turning a garage into a guest house is one of the top ideas most families, looking for budget-friendly house extension options, would choose. Using the advantages of the open-plan space of the garage, the large Garage Doors, and the solid structure of the space, you can end up with having a very nice and fully functional new guest suite.

*Home office. With the rising popularity of home-run businesses (think blogging, online shops, etc.), creating a home office would be another excellent idea when venturing into a garage transformation project. The garage may well provide convenient work space, placing lots of storage facilities, and even fitting in a small meeting/conference room.

*Fitness room. Having your own space for fitness and working out is not only convenient, but it saves money and time, too. You can use your private gym whenever you wish and in the convenience of your own home, without schedules, fees, crowds of people, or hygiene concern. Transforming the garage into a home gym/ fitness room is therefore a great idea!

*Children’s playroom. Families with more children would highly appreciate such an idea! It would be extremely convenient to have a space where children can play and have fun without disturbing anyone else in the main house. The garage can provide such a space.

*Man cave. Another top-choice idea is converting a garage into a private retreat for the man of the house. In such newly purposed space the grown-up ‘boy’ will be able to dedicate all his attention to any of his hobby projects, or just gather some friends and have fun.

NEED TO FIND A PRO FOR YOUR GARAGE CONVERSION? Find Pros & Challenges of a Garage Conversion

With all the above explained benefits and disclosed splendid ideas in mind, let’s now see what the real challenges would be at taking up a garage transformation project.

*Time Transforming a service space into a living area is a serious task and it needs time to be successfully executed. Normally, a quality conversion project may take 4-6 weeks to be finalized.

*Project essentials A garage transformation project needs a few compulsory preliminary steps to be taken, regardless of the purpose of the new space to be created. Here are the major project essentials to take into consideration:

Drawing up a renovation project plan. This should better be done with the help of a Local Company, in order to ensure that your new space complies with all according local codes and regulations; Raising the Floor to allow insulation above the concrete floor slab; Laying plumbing pipes to avoid water penetration; Fully insulating the floor, the walls and the ceiling for optimal temperature and humidity control; Installing Cooling & Heating system, tying it to the house’s main installation or building a new one; Ensuring proper electrical wiring and Plumbing; Adding additional windows; Changing the Garage Doors; Creating an in-house access to the new room through knocking down a partition wall and creating an open-floor plan, or just by adding a door between the old garage and the main house; Finally, security; the new space should be included in the all-house security system. Costs*

Even if the garage conversion project will cost far less than an all-new house extension, the costs relating thereto should still have to be carefully taken into consideration.

Expenditures will start accumulating as early as passing the preliminary project essentials. Later, more cash will be needed for finishing works and furnishing. A completed garage transformation project will therefore require funds of about $20,000 to $50,000, depending on the project scale as well as on the contractor hired to complete it. Additional costs may also occur due to the fact that the family car will have to be at all times left outside exposed to the elements of nature. This may lead to its premature aging, to risks of vehicle break-ins, and some more serious damages, which, in its turn, may leave you with no option but to buy a new car. Unexpected costs may occur to cover damages resulting from the actual construction works, as well as delays and unpredictable setbacks.

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