With summer arriving, it might be a good time to consider doing a garage remodel in your home so you can prepare for more room there when winter strikes again. But remodeling your garage doesn’t have to be done to give more coddling or space for your cars. Many people today use their garage space as an extended part of the house where certain activities can take place other than sleeping.
Create a Private Den
In a den space, you possibly can sleep, though it can mainly be a respite for one member of the family to escape to if there’s bustle going on in the main house. When creating a den that stays warm in the winter, adding extra insulation to your garage will be imperative. And that starts first in the attic where ventilation will need to be measured accurately. That involves installing vent chutes to ensure the flow of air into the attic is never blocked.
For insulating walls, you’ll need unfaced batts to install into the wall, followed by poly sheeting. The easiest may be the attic insulation, which can now be blown in as a money saver.
Create a Workshop
The most common remodel for a garage is creating a workshop for proudly displaying all your tools and your labors. With this remodeling project, adding new outlets and doing some rewiring is going to be required. It’s best to sketch it out on paper exactly where each outlet will be before making any final decisions.
Some of the outlets to consider:
- Wall and ceiling outlets for certain high-powered workshop equipment
- Outlets for a TV and for a computer
- Fixtures for added lighting
- Wiring for air conditioning and heating
Create a Play Space for Kids
A play space for kids can be a perfect add-on to a garage. Just be sure your cars aren’t in there at the time if the kids enjoy crawling on (or in) your Lexus. But they’ll appreciate that you’ve wired up and insulated the garage for their benefit after you’ve included toys and other play equipment.
Be sure to consider weather stripping around the windows and doors to prevent drafts and insects from coming in while the kids are playing. Also, make sure you have a decent weather strip to go around the main garage door as well as the side doors. Check the framing of your ceiling before installing any drywall.
If this interests you, contact us if you want to remodel your garage with a good budget and on time. We’re a contractor you can trust to get the job done right.