How to Turn Your Garage into Your Personal Space
Have you ever thought about buying a new home, or maybe adding an expansion? What if you could get that extra space you always wanted without giving up the things that attracted you to your home in the first place?
Renovating your garage will do just that. Most people have an enormous garage they never see most of the time, because it’s filled with things they don’t really need, or simply because they don’t have a proper arrangement. We’ll show you the steps you’ll need to take to turn your dreams of a personal space into a reality.
As we mentioned before, most people use their garage as a storage space for things like winter clothes, cleaning supplies, bikes, and myriad other things that don’t have a place in the house. It will be a lot of work, but renovating your garage will be a great opportunity to clean up and get rid of things you don’t need anymore. You might even be able to sell some of your things and give yourself some spending money. Whatever you decide to keep will help you to organize the rest of your home better.
You’ll have to insulate your garage properly to make it a comfortable living space. That includes the floors, walls, ceilings, and garage door. Though the average cost for insulating around the house is around $1,289, the good news is that insulation for the garage should be much less. You can save even more money by doing some or all of the insulation yourself.
Chances are that your garage is in dire need of a paint job, or that current paint job won’t fit with the design choices you’ll be making. For most people, a new paint job should be expected. Painting a garage will be a lot of work, so give Garage Vision Co. a call if you need assistance.
Most garages aren’t equipped with the kind of lighting people have come to expect in their living spaces. To keep the room vibrant and inviting, you should set aside some money to improve the lighting in your garage.
There are a wide variety of lighting options for your home to fit whatever kind of room you are trying to create. If you want a more modern look, recessed lighting is an effective complement to that style. For more on different lighting types, take a look at HGTV’s lighting guide. No matter what you choose, lighting can be a tricky affair. A professional electrician will be very helpful in executing your plan.
A concrete floor will be problematic for reasons both aesthetic and practical. A wide variety of floors are available depending on your needs. You will likely consider common types like hardwood and carpet, but another versatile option gaining popularity is cork. Epoxy is also a great option. While it may seem like a floor type more commonly associated with traditional garages, epoxy comes in various styles that offer both great aesthetic and practical qualities.
Whether you plan to use your garage as an entertainment room or a simple playroom, security should be one of your top priorities. Luckily, there are special garage door locks, as well as deadbolts that you can use for your garage backdoor. You should consider extending your security system as well.
Of course, this will largely depend on what type of space you want your garage to be. For hobbies, you might want a workbench or a desk so you can focus on your tasks. Or, if you want an entertainment room for yourself and your guests, couches and other forms of seating should be a priority. You can even create a bar area complete with bar stools if you wanted. The possibilities are endless.
Make Your Dream Personal Space a Reality
Garage Vision Co. has been working with countless clients on their dream projects for years. Whether you need a private area to focus on your hobbies or a just more space to entertain your guests, we have the experience and the expertise to execute your plans, no matter how lofty they might be. Give us a call and we’ll show you what’s possible.