It is very convenient to have a garage. But when you find yourself in need of more space, one of the easiest ways to get it is to turn your garage into a finished room or series of rooms. You have a lot of options for using the space when you finish out your garage, but there are some important things to keep in mind.
One of the most common reasons to turn a garage into a finished room is to make more space for older children, siblings, or parents to come stay with you indefinitely. A two-car garage can easily be converted into a decent-sized, one-bedroom apartment with its own entrance. A smaller garage can be turned into one or two open rooms that can be used for other purposes such as an exercise room, a bedroom, a family room, or an office.
Before you jump into remodeling your garage, there are some things to consider. If you want to make the garage into one or two finished rooms, the cost will be minimal, and you will not need to worry about running additional utilities to the area, although you may want to add some electrical outlets.
However, if you want to turn the garage into a finished apartment for a child, parent, or to rent to a tenant, you will need a contractor that can meet the demands of the project. Plumbing and electrical will need to be run, as well as a gas line if you want a gas stove in the finished apartment.
If you are considering remodeling your garage to turn it into a finished room or apartment, we can help. Contact us today for more information.