home improvement


Question by  Mamta99 (13)

What is involved in converting a garage into a room?


Answer by  strohs21 (181)

First determine if permit would be granted, this will help with unforeseen fire code laws etc. First step would be to insulate the outside walls as needed. If garage is on concrete slab it would be wise to build a subfloor and insulate that as well. Most of the conversion will be about looks after that.


Answer by  DougKueffler (23)

Few garages are adequately insulated, so that is a requirement. Electrical service may need enhancements so hire a professional. Drywall, taping, texturing and painting can be done by homeowners.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

This needs a permit from the city. You will need heat, insulation and if the floor is concrete you will need to insulate it for the winter months. Windows and a door for an exit. I heating/air conditioning unit would be ideal.


Answer by  bb (674)

the cost of converting is a consideration. insulation,sheetrock and other items have to be figured in to the cost. also, heating and cooling are important factors in making the room comfortable.


Answer by  amtcura66 (1340)

If you want to convert a garage into a room then you must first find another place to park the car. You will then need to take all the things out and maybe remove the door that does up. you will also need to insulate the room and have the floors redone.


Answer by  pradhaprajgmailcom (1518)

First cleaning the greese and left over tools involved.Then changing the door to your appeal is essential, bring in the furnitures to make the room more acceptable.Painting the walls may be done as and when you have time.Spread carpet to hide the past spill overs.OK!


Answer by  withluck (1745)

You will need to finish out the walls and decide on what type of flooring is needed to convert your garage into a room. Also, it is important to think about heat and air conditioning sources for the room, since central systems usually don't include the garage.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Remember the floor will be cement, even though you put carpet on it will be cold. Make sure you put a seperate heating element for that room only. Put in enough windows for light.

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