Decorating a Converted Garage

One of the most inexpensive ways to make more space in your house is to convert your garage into an extra room. This is especially easy for you to do if you live in an area of the world that has a very good climate all year around because you will not have to worry about snow and other forms of precipitation hurting your car if it is not in a garage. However, if your family as outgrown the rooms of your house in its current state and you do not have enough money to get a new house, then you will need to find other ways to expand to fit your family. Therefore, sometimes even if you live somewhere that snow it not a stranger to, you might be forced to make your garage into an extra room.

Challenges to Consider

Anytime that you do a home renovation project, there are certain things that you should take into consideration as you do them, and with a project like converting your garage into a bedroom, there are a couple that are you should definitely pay attention to. The main one is getting the right kind of insulation. Many times garages are not as heavily insulated as the rest of the house is because the car is not going to get hurt as much by colder or warmer temperature. Therefore, you need to make sure that you adequately insulate a converted garage so that anyone that stays in the room will not get too cold or too hot in the room.

You will also want to make sure that you have the proper flooring laid. Many times the floor of a garage is just a slab of concrete, but this kind of flooring would not be suitable for a bedroom. First, a concrete floor would be too hard for a person to walk on for long periods of time without it hurting their knees. Also, the concrete is going to make the room colder. Therefore, by adding a carpet pad and some carpet, you can eliminate the hardness of the floor, and the coldness of the room. You will have to make sure that you get the right carpet pad and carpet to be put on concrete, but the people that will be laying your floors should be able to help you find the right stuff.

You will also want to make sure that you have a place for all of the things that usually hang on the walls in a garage, such as plastic bags or yard cleaning tools. None of your family members are going to be alright with sleeping and living in a room that has things like hoses or garden rakes hanging on the walls. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have something like a shed where you can put all of your outside and inside tools. The goal of this extra room should be that it does not feel any differently than the other rooms in the house.

There a many things that have to go into decorating a converted garage, and it is important that you take all of them seriously and do them well. If someone that you love is going to be living in this room, then you need to make sure that they are as comfortable in their room as everyone else. However, even with all of these renovations to change your garage into a bedroom, you will still be able to do it for less than you would by adding on an entirely new room to your house.

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