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converting your garage

Converting Your Garage

Converting your garage is a great solution to creating additional liveable space to your home. Why? Well, since all the foundational aspects are already there, converting your garage is a relatively simple project! Your garage can be converted into a space for many different things such as a guest room, a play room, a home gym, or even a man cave. On top of having more space in your home, converting your garage into liveable space could also increase the value of your home.

converting your garage

Converting Your Garage

Converting your garage is a great solution to creating additional liveable space to your home. Why? Well, since all the foundational aspects are already there, converting your garage is a relatively simple project! Your garage can be converted into a space for many different things such as a guest room, a play room, a home gym, or even a man cave. On top of having more space in your home, converting your garage into liveable space could also increase the value of your home.

Transformation Ideas

There are tons of ways you can convert your garage into the perfect space you need it to be. 

Guest House: If you’ve recently taken in a family member, friend, or aging parent, you probably wish you had an additional room for them to stay in. Converting your garage into a guestroom or guest house is one of the most popular garage conversion ideas. Depending on the size of your garage, your guest house could include a small kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom area.

Home Gym: As many of us haven’t been going to the gym lately, you could be considering converting your garage into a home gym. With this project, you could leave the room as an open space and just place your equipment accordingly.

Home Office: Home-run businesses and work-at-home positions have increased tremendously over the past few months. If you need a quiet office space with room for storage, or maybe even a conference room, the garage is the perfect place. 

Playroom: If you have kids, it’s likely their toys are strewn throughout the house. Convert your garage into a designated playroom so your kids have their own space and you have yours.

Man Cave: If the men in your household haven’t taken over the garage already, let them take over when you convert it to a man cave. They can keep their projects, hobbies, and work space inside the extra room and be comfortable while they work!

Game Room: Thinking you may have to get rid of your entertainment? Don’t do it just yet! Convert the garage into a game room and keep the pool and poker tables for those fun family and friend game nights!

Movie Theater: Many families love getting together to watch movies, football games, and more. Have them over in your home movie theater when you convert your garage!

Many more fun transformation ideas can be found at https://adorable-home.com/smart-home/15-ways-to-transform-concrete-garage-57357. Don’t be afraid to get creative when trying to decide how to convert your garage!

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The Project

Now that you’ve got some ideas in mind, let’s talk about what will go into the actual project. First, you should be aware that any conversion project is going to take time. You should prepare to be working on this project for about 1-3 months. You’ll also need to take project essentials into consideration, such as:

A project plan: Make sure all elements of the new space comply with local codes and regulations. Getting with a professional to coordinate your plan may be the best option. 

Insulation: There’s likely little to no insulation in your existing garage, but there will need to be for optimal temperature and humidity control.

Plumbing: If you’re adding a kitchen or bathroom to your converted garage, make sure you’re prepared to hire a professional plumber. 

Electrical Wiring: Chances are you’ll be putting new light fixtures and electrical outlets into this living space. Hire a professional to handle all electrical components for your safety.

Windows: If the garage doesn’t currently have windows, you’ll probably want to install some for natural lighting and a more comfortable setting for your new living space.

Garage Door: Changing out the garage door is essential in ensuring the new living space provides optimal comfort for your family. Consider this being made into a 4th wall.

Air Conditioning: Once the garage is insulated, you’ll want to add air conditioning and heating. A great option for this is a ductless system from Gulfshore Air. These systems are great for heating small spaces and cost-efficient for projects where additional duct is not required.

More About Us

If you’re considering converting your garage into additional liveable space, follow these tips and visit our website today to check out our ductless systems

Gulfshore Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. is a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Comfort Care Dealer in Niceville, FL. Our professional staff can answer any questions you might have. We will also make recommendations as to which system will work best for your individual situation. 

Feel free to call us at 850-897-6540 or email us at info@gulfshoreair.com with any questions or inquiries. Be sure to visit us on Facebook and Instagram!

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