Converting Your Garage into a Living Space? Here’s What You Need to Know
If you are thinking about converting your garage in to living area as it is the trend these days, you should keep some important things in mind before practically implementing the idea.
The first and the most important aspect is the financial consideration. Yes! Before you finally initiate the renovation, you should first analyze how it will effect the market value of your house. Well, it is pivotal because in some cases, people end up with the decreased value of their property. It is strongly recommended to consult some real estate agent as they are the best people to assess the market changes at a given point in time.
Next, you need to be aware of the legal restrictions regarding parking lots as there are some laws which bind the owners to have fixed number of parking spots, so the consequences of not abiding by the law may be harsh.
Depending upon the market valuation trends, you may have an added advantage of having your property value increased due to the conversion of garage in to living area as there is additional living space. Conversion, when on one hand, comes in handy as you have the walls already built, you can convert it into any of the type of room like a bedroom, gym, children’s play area or even office. On the other hand, you have to be careful about certain things.
Insulation: The electrical connections are not mostly insulated in garages. So it is important to altogether remove the drywall and reinstall it with insulation.
Garage Door: The same goes for the garage door. Decide according to your plan that if you want to utilize the same door, you will have to remove and the reinstall after insulation.
Floor Height: The floor levels of a garage are mostly lower than that of the rest of the house and it is preferred to have it raised up to the level of the house in order to keep the consistency. The best way to go about it is to have sleepers installed.
- Amber Hina