Transforming a garage into a home can add value to your property as well as additional living space for your family. In this article, we give you ideas on the work, the layout and the decoration of your parking place to convert it into a living space.
To build a garage in housing
Over time, the needs of your family members evolve and it may be that the surface of your home is not enough. If you have a garage, it is indeed a good and economical solution to ensure you precious square meters. However, to be able to enjoy an extra room, you must first go through steps that are mandatory.
If you already have experience in housing reconstruction work, you certainly know some of them. In any case, it is better to contact the town hall to forget nothing.
Indeed, turning your garage into a living room is not an extremely complicated project. However, before starting anything, ask yourself the right questions about the process: regulation, technical elements (electricity, access to water), budget, planning , insulation, decoration ...
Transform a garage into a home: how to do it?
Procedures and authorizations
Before implementing the conversion, make sure it is workable. You must check if your parcel corresponds to a number of requirements. Once you have followed all the procedures and obtained the authorizations, you will be able to get started on the site.
Make the most of the garage
All garages are different level layout. In dependence on the form and the architectural specificities, there are many possibilities of development. Above all, review all the features of the future room to make sure you do not miss anything: surface, width, length, ceiling height, existing openings, available water and electricity.
A garage conversion project usually takes place following the steps below:
- Replacement of the old garage door with another door more appropriate. If necessary, we can possibly make a new opening.
- Insulation of walls, ceiling and floor
- Connection to the electric network, heating, water
- Painting and flooring
Think about the change you will have to make in the garage
Insulation: a compulsory step
Normally, not being inhabited, the garage does not have good interior insulation. And this is currently the most important for this type of project. It is true that we lose a bit of space but thanks to plaster board insulated metal frame, the loss of centimeters is minimal. In addition, it is an easy solution to implement and inexpensive. The advantage of these plasterboards is that they adapt well to the use of the room. For example, there are waterproof sheets designed to resist moisture in a bathroom.
The interior insulation of the garage is an essential part of conversion work
Regarding the floor covering, it is certainly more reasonable to opt for a soft floor or parquet that can withstand the slight settlement of the earth that is inevitable. Indeed, the garage slabs are designed to remain in the rough on a vehicle parking. If one chooses to lay tiling, the settlement may cause it to crack because it does not support any movement. On the other hand, a flexible pvc floor or a floor will absorb the settlement and will not significantly change the appearance of the soil.
Parquet and carpet are universal solutions. It is always good to choose in clear colors
Decoration and decoration
Do you have a garage where you park your car every day? You probably do not know what treasure this place is! For example, on the net we can find many ideas of transformations unpublished garages: guest room, rehearsal room, gym, movie lounge, cooked and many others.
Pay attention to lighting if you have not planned the creation of openings for windows
In most cases, it is necessary to change the old garage door
Indeed, you can compensate for the lack of light by painting in light tones. In addition, it gives the impression that the room is larger
Transform a garage into a home: living room
It's really incredible that a garage can be turned into a design room
Kitchen in the garage
Studio layout in a garage
Idea to turn a garage into a home