Garage Remodeling - Increase Home Space
Every homeowner feels the need for more space at some point in time. The requirement may be for a home office or a gym. Perhaps you want to get back to your old passions of painting or music and want a separate room for it. Maybe your teenage daughter now insists on a room of her own. Whatever the reason, you may feel the urgent need to make some extra space in your home and usually you may think of doing that by tearing down a wall and adding some extra footage to your home. Before you do that, consider one often overlooked alternative – remodeling your garage to get that extra space.
Remodeling the garage gives you many advantages over traditional ways of adding an extra room. Firstly, there are highly affordable remodeling solutions using which you can redesign your entire garage, not only making giving you enough extra space, but also giving your room for some extra storage and leaving enough space to park your car. Secondly, remodeling the garage is easier as workers can come and go from the garage without having to disrupt or dirty the rest of your house. Finally, merely remodeling your garage will take only two to three weeks provided you are not going in for any major reconstruction.
Usually a garage is attached to the main house and hence comes with almost all the main utilities like heating, plumbing, electricity and so on. This would mean that any small scale remodeling can be done fairly easily and would not involve any major expense. In fact, with the kind of complete remodeling solutions that are available in the market today, you can even try doing the remodeling work yourself.
If you decide that you are going to park your car in the driveway and use the garage as an additional room then you have an even greater choice. You can just seal off the garage door completely and if it does not already exist, provide an opening from the garage to the main house. You can the design the interiors of the garage to suit the purpose you are going to use it for – a home office, a gym or even an additional bedroom. If you are going to use it to learn music or give it to your kids and their band, then you may want to soundproof it. If you are going to use it as an additional bedroom for the kids, you may want to redesign it suitably. With the plumbing and electricity supply already in there, you can move your laundry room to this area, saving your self some trouble of having to go up and down to the basement where typically laundry rooms are located.
With this extra space, you have managed to increase the value of your home without making any change in the square footage or making any drastic changes in the main structure of your house. In addition you have ensured an efficient use of all the built space in your house.
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