How Hard is it To Turn a Garage into a Livable Space? Find Out the Truth
With a significant increase in the number of people working from home in the last year, we have seen many recommendations that people turn their garage into a home office or other livable space. But how feasible is this? Keep reading to find out, and then contact Dynamic Garage Door if it is time to update your garage door.
You Will Need to Add Drywall
How difficult it is to turn your garage into a livable space will depend largely on how it was constructed. Most garages will need drywall. It might be that there is some drywall in your garage, but it is not complete. If you want a space that is beautiful and feels like a home office – not a garage – then you will need to start with drywall.
In addition to drywall, you will need insulation. Depending on whether or not your garage is heated or cooled will determine what type or level of insulation you need. You could use spray foam insulation, conventional fiberglass roll insulation, Rockwool, or something else. Talk to your local insulation expert to find out what is best for your specific needs.
Add Non-Load-Bearing Walls
If you have unsightly items that you want to be hidden from view while you are working, then you are likely to need walls. The good news is that this is easier than it might be to add interior walls because these walls do not need to be load-bearing.
Change the Floor Height and Flooring
if your garage is attached to your home and is not the same height, then you might consider raising the floor height so that it is even with your home. You can also change the flooring. If your garage is like most, then the flooring is currently cement. You can cover that with tile or laminate fairly affordable, and it will make a big difference.
Upgrade Your Garage Door
If you are going to turn your garage into a home office, then you will need to upgrade your garage door. There are two main reasons for this. First, you likely need more insulation than you would get with your average garage door. Second, if you will have expensive office equipment in your garage, then you need to make sure it is extra secure.
At Dynamic Garage Door, we can help you with garage doors, custom gates, and much more. Contact us now at 855-343-3667, and we will be happy to get started with a free estimate.