We don’t just repair your current garage door, we also install them. Even more, we don’t just install them because the old one is broken or in disrepair. We install them whenever someone wants to convert a garage. Look, not everyone needs to use their garage to park the car. A lot of people may find their garage far too empty for their tastes. In those cases, the question is what to do? If you don’t need your garage to be your car’s bedroom, you have options, such as converting it into a:
- Game room
- Craft room
- Home office
- … and more!
Consider your garage as an empty room in your house. Think about the potential and let your imagination roam. You’ll figure out what you want to do. Fortunately, we are here to help!
Top Garage Conversion Ideas
Are you sitting there wracking your brain trying to figure out what to do with your empty garage? Are the ideas just not coming to you? Well, worry not. Because we’ve got you covered. Let’s dig deeper into the different ways you can convert a garage yourself!
Let’s start with the first, and most obvious: A workshop! Look, guys, you probably already have all your tools in there anyway. If you don’t want to use it for your car, use it for the next best thing! And remember, you don’t have to be an expert woodworker to make use of a garage workshop. This could be where you fix home appliances that have hit the fritz. When you set out building your amazing new workshop, make sure to spend a lot of time on the floor plan.
We would be remiss to leave the kids out! How about a game room? Whether it be a pool or hockey table, dart board, or even arcade games, there is plenty of space in your garage for a game heaven. But this isn’t just about your kids. Game rooms take your next gathering to the next level! You need open spaces for games. And even better, there are few windows to crash a ball through in your garage, if any at all.
Fortunately, that’s not all. From a reading room to a home office, there are a ton of things you can do with your garage. Just be prepared for an unhappy car!
Garage Conversion Considerations
No matter what kind of room you want to turn your garage into, there are some specific considerations you need to make. Why? Because living spaces have specific requirements. No matter what you plan on doing in your nice new, room, you need to be able to live in it.
First, you want to make sure your garage is properly insulated. And that includes the walls and the ceilings. The next thing you want to have a look at is the drywall and the flooring. In many cases, a garage is quite sparse when there is only a car in it. Your car really doesn’t care too much about comfort, but you do. Also think about wiring challenges. Depending on what you want to turn your room into, you may need to get into the walls to get everything connected up.
Of course, anyone living in Canton, Ohio can tell you, it gets cold during the winter! And insulation can only do so much. If you want to be truly comfortable, you are going to need to connect your home’s HVAC system to your new leisure space. In the end, the work you end up doing is going to be related to the space you want to convert your garage into. Just do your research before embarking on the journey!
Should You or Should You Not Convert a Garage
Take a moment to think about it – your garage is really just another room in your house. It is part of your house. It serves many functions. So why not one more? Converting a garage does come with pros and cons, of course. It is not something you want to undertake just willy-nilly. But there are a few immediate benefits you can consider:
- A garage conversion may increase the value of your home.
- Since you have full control over the process, converting a garage can be a budget-friendly process.
- You do not need to be a construction expert to complete a garage conversion.
- We can help you install a new, updated garage door for your fancy new room!
Still, despite the very obvious advantages, maybe you don’t need a garage conversion. Who are we to sell you on something you don’t need? That kind of behavior is against everything we stand for. So, here is why you may consider leaving your garage firmly as-is:
- Well, obviously your car! So much for that dedicated space for your Camry.
- Sure, it isn’t too expensive when you do it yourself, but that does not make converting a garage a financial walk in the park.
- In some cases, you may be required to get a permit to transform your garage into a room of your dreams.
- You may not be as handy as you think. Hiring a contractor adds expense.
While there are certainly other considerations, whether pro or con, the most important thing is what you want and what you think would be in the best interest of your home. Fortunately, here at Prestige Door, we are ready to help. If you are in the midst of a converting a garage and need help with a fancy new door? Simply contact us today.