Turning your garage into the extra living space you need can be a very cost-effective alternative to expensive home renovations. This article from eHow.com outlines the necessary steps you need to take before you turn your dingy garage into a second living room, an extra bed room, or that man cave you have always wanted.
- Obtain a building permit from your local authorities and make sure you inquire about restrictions and building codes before you begin your project.
- Consider consulting a professional to help with your design.
- Clear out the garage and store the extra items in another area or building.
- Have electricians, plumbers, and other specialists evaluate your home‚Äôs electrical, plumbing and heating systems and determine how easy (and costly) it will be to incorporate these aspects into your new room. Of course you can do all this on your own if you are qualified, ambitious, or have the time.
- Install new windows. Turn your garage into a more comfortable living space by adding natural light to a traditionally bland room.
The final design is, of course, up to you. The key to any successful remodeling job is to do whatever makes you happy. After all, it is your home. So play around with the design until you are completely satisfied with what you have.
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