A functioning garage is one of the many great aspects of a welcoming and efficient home. From extra storage to simple car maintenance, a garage is a unique space that any homeowner can take full advantage of to get the most from the space. While many use their garage to store their vehicle overnight, some homeowners are deciding on a different look. While everyone knows the conventional use for a garage, some homeowners are beginning to use garages as true extension of their homes. Some homeowners are converting their garages into family or game rooms. This is a viable option for any homeowner who wants an extension of their home but don’t necessarily want to pay for constructing a new addition. If converting your garage interests you, here are some tips to consider to make your new space its best.
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Clean Out Your Garage
It may seem like a no-brainer, but the first step in converting your garage is to completely clean it out. Take everything out of your garage to start the garage floor conversion with a blank slate. This will also give you a good idea of exactly how much space you have to work with.
Repair and Waterproof
If you haven’t already, be sure to make any needed repairs to your garage’s walls and floor. After this, waterproof your garage to keep water out of your new room once it’s completed.
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Install a Floor
Another essential part of a successful garage conversion is installing a new, durable floor. Conventional garages need a strong, durable, and long-lasting floor and converting it into an extra room requires its own type of flooring. A converted garage needs a floor that is durable for sure, but also has the added potential for decorative options. This room will be an extension of your home, so be sure to give it a floor that will give you the look you’re going for.
Make It Your Own
Once you have the room completely converted and all the major changes have been made, now is the time for the personal touches. This is your new room; make it yours. Add decorations, furniture, and accessories that fit your style and look good in the new space. Now that you’ve finished converting your garage, use this time to make it yours.