Turn That Empty Garage into the Perfect Space
Updated: Aug 18, 2020
Have a garage that’s not in use? Transforming your garage space into a utility room is fun. Many homeowners think that their houses should have a garage when most don't use this space for vehicles. With a dash of research and creativity, you can create a genuine space for the family. Before working your magic into your garage space, it is imperative to note your goals that you want to achieve for your space. You need to decide whether it will be an unconditioned or conditioned space to fit your purpose. Conditioned entails having the temperature of the room change at a whim to offer the utmost comfort. Adding proper ventilation and heating can make most unconditioned spaces very comfortable throughout all seasons. When creating conditioned spaces, it also entails a new wave of taxes.
Conditioned Versus Unconditioned Space
Working on converting unconditioned space increases the taxable and equity value, especially when converting it into a conditioned space . Always expect tax assessments but don’t let this deter you from making your renovation. Once you have determined the design, functionality and tax assessment for the space, it is time to set your timeline and ideal budget. Before anything else, it is wise to check with your local building department for your intent for renovation.
Removing the garage door and replacing a fixed wall is a good way to start. Once done, the space can be a room for the family. Normally, it takes 3-6 weeks for this to be completed considering the securing of permits, framing, insulation and plumbing. Check out the unique options below:
Get the Perfect Vanity
A luxurious bath wouldn't be as perfect without a good mirror. A good mirror, with a good lighting reflection, can give an impression that the room is spacious. Modern mirrors now have integrated LED technology to give ample lighting to the room. Exceptionally shaped vessel sinks and state-of-the-art lines are favored on vanities these days. You can go for porcelain or even format tile solid stone for your countertops.
You can have your favorite plants at home indoors with the right mix of lighting, heating and watering systems.
The garage is the easiest place to form a gym due to its floor plan for exercise machines or if you are into yoga, yoga mats are great as well.
A room where the kids can play to their hearts desire and at the same time keep all the toys in one place.
Your Very Own Music Studio
Soundproof and with extra layer of insulation, band practices can be kept in the garage until you can be ready for a concert.
Loved ones and extended families coming over to visit? Having an extra room for guests with their own kitchenette, small bath and with the right plumbing and fixtures would be very nice.
Media Room / Home Theater
Having a media room can clear out your living room. Moving your video games, record player and more can turn the garage into a comfy media lounge.