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Tips for Converting Your Garage Into a Living Space

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Garage remodeling is a home design option that’s been sweeping the country by storm in recent years, and for good reason. This step allows you to customize your home, and to add an extra room to your home that’s custom-designed to be the space you really need. This also allows you to make the most of the living space in your home, giving you and your family more useable square footage than ever before. However, coming up with an idea isn’t always the simplest process. Thankfully, there are a few tips that can help make the process less stressful.

 

Get Professional Help

The first thing you’ll want to do is get the help of a renovation professional in your area. They can help you with the all-important initial step of drawing up a blueprint for your new garage space. While this is a step you may think you can take on by yourself, it’s imperative to have a licensed professional on your side who can identify any potential safety hazards and other flaws in your plans.

 

Insulation

Throughout the project, you need to keep added insulation in mind. Most garage areas aren’t initially designed to hold in heat, which can be a problem for your newly renovated space. You’ll need to raise the garage floor to allow for proper insulation, and add these additions to the walls as well.

 

Completing the Space

In order to make the space fully functional like the rest of your home, you’ll need to install heating and cooling, run wiring into the new space, add windows and create a connection to the main part of the house that’s easy to access and use. Typically, you’ll want to either remove your garage door and opener and replace it with a more permanent wall, too.

 

These tips can help you to create an excellent garage remodeling experience with the help of your professional, and a new space in your home that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.