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How to Assess if Your Garage is Ready for a Conversion

A garage conversion is, perhaps, the quickest, most cost-effective, and simplest way to add living space and value to your home. Garages are basically blank canvases ready for your creative touch. The foundation, walls, and roof are already in place and the wiring is often sufficient. The only thing you need to do is figure out what you want – a playroom, game room, bedroom, theater, or man cave.

The conversion process should begin with an assessment of the garage and its many facets.

  1. What do you do about the garage door? Possible options include installing a patio door or framing a new wall that includes a large window.
  2. Un-insulated and slanted. Those are the two biggest problems surrounding most cement garage floors. You may want to consider leveling the floor and covering it with a more suitable surface.
  3. Garages are not climate controlled. If your garage is connected to your home, you may be able to extend existing ductwork into your new space. If that is not possible, you should look into an independent heating system, gas space heater or woodstove for the winter and a room air conditioner for the summer. Add insulation to walls, floor and ceiling before deciding how to heat and cool the space.
  4. Is your current wiring enough? If you expect to substantially increase electrical usage in the converted space, consider adding at least one new 20-amp circuit.
  5. What is the toughest part of any garage conversion? Plumbing. While getting water supplied to the garage is easy, drainage present a much tougher challenge.

In order to troubleshoot these and any other problems that may arise, contact TLC Garage Works by calling 888-742-5852 or click here today!

Whatever you need, whether it’s a complete garage make-over, or just a new garage floor, better garage storage organization, new garage cabinets or garage shelving, TLC Garage Works, Inc has the right organization solution for you.

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Sources:

Garage Conversion About.com

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Whatever you need, whether its a complete garage make-over, or just a new garage floor, better garage storage organization, new garage cabinets or garage shelving, TLC Garage Works, Inc has the right organization solution for you.
1651 Defense Hwy
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA