Your simple garage in your building and extensions has its hidden potential to be something that you have never imagined before. You just need to use your creativeness and effort to turn this little messy and cold place into an amazing and peaceful space in your home.
But then, there are few things that you still need to consider in garage conversion. These are as follows:
Before making a big decision for the conversion of your garage, you need to formulate first a floor plan. Through this scheme, you can figure out what kind of permit you need to accomplish such as when your space requires an extra electrical access operated from the panel or maybe it requires heating and cooling.
It is one of the requirements in several states to get building permits before converting spaces in your homes such as an attic, garage or basement. Upon getting a building permit, a licensed building inspector will do the inspection job once your project is done, then eventually, they will now add it to your property information for taxing purposes. Though it is possible to convert any garage without acquiring permit, then homeowners may find it difficult to sell their assets because of the full disclosure issue which is the most common problem of real estate.
You must also consider ways on how to establish well ventilation and proper lighting inside your garage. Have at least one window on it and as much as possible, use air conditioning unit to make it comfortable to stay.
Keep in mind that electrical issue is also important. You need to consider the outlets, overhead lighting or backup appliances such ceiling fan. It is advisable that you hire an electrician if you haven’t had the knowledge to do this job.
Floors and walls
You also need to consider what kind of flooring you want to have in your garage conversion. Cemented garage walls and floors tend to go with the coldness of the winter. Do you want to have a radiant heating? What are the other options that you want to happen in the flooring? Think about that. You need to decide what kind of flooring you want to have before finishing the wall.
Removal of the garage doors also means that you also need to work with space to have a completely new look of your house. You need to match it with the style and color of the house. Aside from that, you also need to check out the siding and paint. Maybe you need to do some work and retouch.
It is important that you plan everything carefully so that you can avoid getting big troubles that might give you headaches no matter how big or small your conversion will be. What is important is you have your goal set in your mind. Sooner or later, you will realize that the feeling of satisfaction and contentment will leave you speechless of your masterpiece.