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Ideas for converting your garage into extra living space

Ideas for converting your garage into extra living space

Have you ever thought of optimizing your living space by repurposing your garage? Maybe you decided it would be nice for your home to have a guest room. Or perhaps one of your children is a musician and needs a place to be loud for practice. Whatever the case, there are many avenues you can pursue when repurposing your garage. Here are some examples of what you are able to accomplish as well as the steps to take on how to convert your home garage into the idea you are envisioning.

What Should You Do With Your Garage?

Sometimes it can be hard to see a project before it’s done. Sometimes it is even harder to see it at all before you begin. Here are some general ideas many have used in the past to repurpose their grease monkey garages into a homey and welcoming living space:

  • Music room/recording studio
  • Your own personal library (sounds rather distinguished, doesn’t it?)
  • In-law suite
  • Guest room for various friends and family (the more the merrier, right?)
  • Personal gym
  • Home Office
  • Billiard/Games Room
  • “Man/Woman Cave”

There are many creative ideas and endless possibilities you can come up with to transform your garage.

Helpful Tips When Beginning the Project:

Choose Reliable Garage Building Contractors
Having a trustworthy garage remodeling/building contractor can make or break a project. It’s important to find someone who has some experience under their belt when building or remodeling garages. Look around at businesses in the Chicago area that offer garage building services. You should price them out and look through their portfolios of past work. Maybe you will find a past project of theirs that fits your vision nicely.

Ensure It Is Protected From Nature
Rain and snow are no strangers to the Chicago area. Garages can be a little less insulated than most homes so if you are deciding to turn it into a workable living space, this is something to consider.You don’t want your in-laws visiting for Christmas and freezing in the guest room! No matter which type of room you decide to use your garage as, you need to be able to keep the warm stuff in and the cool stuff out and vice versa.

Your Experience

Have you ever had your garage repurposed or had experience with any Chicago remodeling company? What was your experience? What did you love about the remodel and what did you think could have been done better? Feel free to share in the comments!

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