Are you needing extra space at your home? You should consider doing a garage conversion. Even if you have a small one car garage, you can close it in and make it a space that you have been needing. Some of the many things to consider are listed below.
Does Your Garage Need Plumbing?
Most garage spaces do not have plumbing, unless you have a sink in there. If there isn’t plumbing already running to it, then you will have to consider the costs of adding it in. to add pipes and such to a space is a big job.
It can cost an average of around $1,000 to have this done. The size of the garage shouldn’t matter too much when transforming it. Even if the garage is small, you can make it into a tiny home type of area.
Do You Need Electricity?
Whether you are going all out and making your garage into an apartment or just a one room area, you need electricity. This is not typically an issue, because most already have electricity running to them. If yours doesn’t, then you will need to hire an electrician to come out and do an installation.
The average cost is around $2,500. You can spend a lot less then this for garages that are not detached from the existing home. The cost goes up when wires are needed to be run underground.
Do You Need To Install Heating and Cooling?
When turning your garage into a room, you are going to want heating and cooling to the space. Otherwise, the person living inside of it is not going to be comfortable certain times of the year. You can do this in a couple of different ways.
If this room is going to be a permanent residence for someone, as in a garage apartment style home, you will want a HVAC unit installed. The need for a full HVAC unit isn’t as necessary if it isn’t going to be used in that way. You can use window units or space heaters for a room that is used for other uses.
Does The Garage Walls Need Insulation?
The layout of your garage will make this process either straight forward or a little more in detail. The small garage space that you have can be turned into a valuable room space that you are needing, but the amount of work it needs will vary. Walls will need to be insulated to hold a consistent temperature.
Converting Your Small Garage Into A Room
A garage conversion is a popular way to add needed space to your home. The average cost of a garage conversion is as little $5,000 all the way up to $25,000 or more. It all depends on how much is needing to be done overall. If your garage is a space that you don’t use that often, turning it into something that you need is a great idea.
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