Remodel Your Garage Easily!
The garage is often a neglected part of the house. You can relate as you know that this is a certain area in your own house which is the least likely to be cleaned and organized. People only notice their garage for a few minutes whenever they park their car or they need to store or retrieve items. However, would you believe that such ignored space can be the perfect spot for your game room, gym, office or a new studio? You can opt to park your car in the driveway and for a little investment you can convert it into an extra area for you to relax and unwind after a hard day’s work. Or it can be used as additional living space by creating a new bedroom or bathroom.
You don’t have to hire someone to do the job as this is where the fun lies. You can invite your friends or family to help you customize the space. Also, you can all decide what to use the newly renovated garage for. It can be the perfect place for the band to practice or the best place for dad to set up his workshop. Mom can even transfer the washing machine and dryer in case she doesn’t have a dedicated place to do laundry. But for some who can spare a little more cash to remodel their garage, they can decide to turn into an apartment. Thus, it can be an extra source of income for the family.
Tips for remodeling your garage successfully
Clean it up!
The first step you should do is to organize and eliminate the old and unused clutter in the garage. You can empty it out by either giving it to friends or a charity, or do a garage sale. You can even use the cash to add to your remodeling funds.
Before you go any further, you should visit your local planning and zoning department to inquire regarding the latest building code requirements. Such requirements may include insulation and wiring specifics. Once you have completed the needed documents, then you can continue with the remodel.
If your garage only requires partial work, then focus on fixing its door first. Examine the door if it still has the capability to provide security and safety for the area. If your protection is compromised, then buy new and custom designed garage doors and make sure they can also withstand all forms of weather.
Another aspect to do in a partial remodel is the lighting. The garage can present some level of difficulties in terms of light and so it is only rational that you install the brightest, preferably fluorescent lights. Just attach them to your current wiring and you can have a clearer view of the garage.
If you have no plans of changing the concrete floors in a partial remodel, you can buy a special flooring paint which can be easily applied in just a few hours. You will have results which look similarly to those of a new floor.
Examine the current walls in the garage and alter them if you plan to produce a lot of noise or you want to filter out external noise. You can utilize a half-inch drywall which can do exactly that. Also, you can even add some fiberglass insulation to help control your heating bill.