One of the fastest and easiest ways to create more living area is swapping your garage into an additional room. The structure is already built--it just takes some elbow grease to get the spot livable. Throw down comfortable flooring, heating and cooling, beautiful window treatments, and some color, and you’ll soon have a spacious home office, family space, or garage playroom in Sacramento.
Install Air and Heat
Sacramento garages are frigid in the fall and winter and hot in the summer heat. Not ideal for any office or playroom. The starting point for your garage alteration is provide HVAC. You can connect to your home’s HVAC ducts to your brand new area or get heaters and ceiling fans.
You’ll want to attach insulation to the walls and ceiling, too--especially where the garage door used to be. This will help keep a comfortable indoor temperature. For extra insulation, get energy-efficient faux wood Polywood® shutters over the windows. Their patented weatherstripping stops air leaks and seals in inside air to keep your family comfortable in winter and content in summer.
Add Windows And Lighting
Your dark Sacramento garage will require more lighting before you can enjoy working and playing there. Begin by extending the electrical wiring and affixing light features and outlets. You can keep features simple for your Sacramento garage playroom or home office or add sleek light fixtures and lamps if you plan to entertain here.
For a brighter ambiance, install windows to your updated garage and cover them with adjustable Sacramento garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it easy to control natural light. Open the shutter panels to get a bright playroom or redirect glare from your TV or work monitor with the louvers. When you require privacy at for a meeting, or the sun is too bright, the panels and louvers shut snugly to block light and the view inside.
Enhance The Ceiling And Floor
Garage floors are a dilemma as living space. They are typically below the other parts of the house and are composed of concrete. To help converted garages blend in with the other rooms of the living space, Sacramento homeowners often hike up the garage floor and install more comfortable materials like laminate, vinyl planks, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Bear in mind, if you hike the floor, you must have at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling height.
While on the topic of the ceiling, that most certainly requires some renovating as well. You can finish the ceiling with drywall or construct a drop ceiling. For additional storage, put in attic space over your new ceiling.
Complete Your Look With Furnishings And Decor
Your converted garage will feel more comfortable after you add some flair. Choose a color palette that suits your new room’s purpose and sprinkle in those colors with paint, furniture, decor, and window treatments.
Get a sleek desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and clean white plantation shutters to create a invigorating home workspace. Vivacious palettes and rich cushions and chairs, rug, and storage chests for toys morph your Sacramento garage into a playroom. Get durable Polywood shutters for window treatments that withstand everything children throw at them. Or, for a cozy entertainment area, pair a warm neutral color family with classy hardwood interior shutters and set up a TV and relaxing sectional for family movie nights.
Find Converted Garage Window Treatments In Sacramento At Sunburst Shutters Sacramento
Use window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Sacramento to refine your garage conversion. We have an abundance of styles for any remodeling task in your Sacramento home. Let us know what we can help with by calling us at 916-250-0758 or submit the form below to get a free in-home consultation.