Moving to a new house can be a stressful time in someone’s life. You have to pack, load and move your things only to unpack and unload your things in a new house. Then you have to get used to a new place and where to keep your belongings. You also need to learn where your new grocery store is, the closest hospital and of course who you want to be friends with. Moving has many elements that make it something that most people do not take lightly. The reason that people move can vary from work and a new start to needing more space for your ever growing family. The great thing is that if you love your house you can make some changes to add to the house that you love and feel comfortable in by renovating and converting space that you don’t need. Making more space is a great way to add time in a house that you love and one of the most popular ways to do that is to convert your garage to livable space. My-General Contractor outlines what you need to know about converting your garage to livable space.
Storage After Garage Conversion
One of the first things that you need to think about is when you take your garage and convert it into livable space is what will you do for storage. You want to look at the items that you have stored in your garage and determine what you can do with these things. A few ideas that people have had is to get a storage shed that can be placed on the property somewhere. You can also make sure that the garage is not fully closed off and that you still have a portion of the garage that can be used for the storage that you might need. If you have a car that you like to park in the garage you want to make sure that you take time to create a car port or a place that you can safely park when you convert the garage. There are many options for storage that you can use but it should be thought about in advance.
What Can I Use a Converted Garage For?
You have a garage that you can use for storage or to park your car. If you have a limited amount of space and need more livable space you can use this area to convert. The conversion will create more closed in space that the becomes a part of the house. The garage space can be used for any type of living space that you need. You can use it as a bedroom that you desperately need or you can have a play area, man cave, crafting room, movie or media room and much more. What you do with the space can be anything that you can imagine or what you need it for.
Entrance of Garage After Converting
When you walk to your garage it is usually a small hallway that is off the beaten path of the house. You want to take this into account when you have your garage converted. You want to think about the entrance to the new space and what makes the most sense. You also want to think about what your guests will be walking past as then get to that new space. This may change some of the flow of the house.