When your home is running out of space, why not consider revamping your garage? It can provide you with valuable living space and it’s more affordable than an addition. Whether you want an extra bedroom, a kids’ playroom, or a mini theater, a garage conversion can achieve these for you.
However, it can be tricky to plan this project. DuPaul Construction, one of the premier bathroom companies in the area, shares four components you should take into account:
1. Doors and Windows
Many homeowners opt to retain the garage door to lend the room an industrial feel. Others replace it with a patio door or a windowed wall for better daylighting and ventilation. When designing your garage conversion, consider the type of window you’re using. It’s best to choose low-maintenance and energy-efficient windows as they help improve your home’s comfort levels while lowering your utility costs.
2. Heating and Cooling
Just like in most home additions, the most practical way to heat and cool your garage conversion is to stretch the ductwork from the main part of your house. A split-type heater or air conditioner is another cost-effective option. This is a wall-mounted unit that draws from a condenser placed outside your home.
Check the building code in your area before doing any electrical work. Depending on the outlets, light switches and other fixtures you’ll install, you might need to add a circuit to your breaker panel. We recommend working with a pro who knows the ins and outs of the job.
You can choose from a variety of flooring options if you have a garage with a flat and dry concrete slab. Ceramic, vinyl and tile are easy to install as they can be installed directly over the slab. You can also opt for carpet if moisture is not an issue. For dual-purpose room such as a combination garage and game room, consider acid-stained concrete or epoxy floors.
For quality garage and basement renovations, look no further than DuPaul Construction. Give us a call at (304) 759-8543 for more information about our products and services. We serve homeowners in Charles Town, WV, and nearby areas.