Are you looking for an extra room at home for your hobbies? Many homeowners, like you, find that by converting their garage into a more useful space you will be able to increase the value of their home and turn a relatively unused space into your own product area. But converting your garage into a different space is no easy job! First, you need to decide what kind of space it will become, consider the cost and benefit, and finally, make the necessary modifications to make your garage an A/C controlled space that doesn’t energy. At Pacific Experts Garage Doors, we’ve seen garages transformed into incredible spaces for working on vehicles, working out, and even hanging out. Here are a few ideas for converting your garage!
One of the most useful spaces that you could have in your home, especially if you are working from home, is a dedicated workspace. A workspace can be a private, quiet, and isolated space where you can get your work done from home. Then, when your workday is over you can “leave” your workspace and go home and enjoy the rest of your day. This is a great way to separate work from home and allow you to destress easier. This is especially great if you run your own online store and keep your inventory at home.
Making this conversion requires you to insulate your garage doors, add power strips, and making the office feel less like a cold garage and more like a home office. Easy enough to do with the right planning.
This year we all missed being able to work out at gyms. Luckily, converting your garage into a home gym is easy and requires very little in terms of modifications. All it takes is placing workout machines and free weights in your garage. You don’t even need to modify your garage door, insulate, or mess with the electricity. Just be sure not to accidentally hit your garage door operator and photo-eye sensors with a rogue weight!
what guy doesn’t want a man cave at home where they can get away and enjoy some much needed alone time to watch the game, work on your hobby, or even just kick back and relax. As long as you’re okay with parking your car in the driveway or on the street, converting your garage into a man cave is pretty simple.
You can choose to keep your garage door as-is, but make sure that the weather-stripping is in good condition to prevent rainwater, leaves, and dust from getting into your home. You’ll enjoy the option of opening up your garage door when it’s too hot or too dark in your garage.
Focus on making your garage cozy by adding rugs, seating, and lighting.
What To Do Before Converting Your Garage: Additions and Modifications
Before you go all in and start moving your flatscreen tv into the garage, take into consideration the pros and cons of converting your garage. While you do gain some square footage of livable space, you sacrifice a few important things.
First, you will not be able to park in your garage. This is the most obvious thing, but it’s something to consider. Additionally, you may need to invest in a few renovations such as routing your A/C unit to the garage, insulating the garage door, and adding enough power outlets.