Most people think that the garage is for storing your car and other household belongings, but did you know that it could also double as a brand new room? Take a look at these 10 sweet garage transformations that show what a little creativity can do.
First, you’ll need to find out if a building permit is required. Even though you may own the home, there are zoning laws that must be followed. If you’re located in El Dorado Hills, you can find the county website here.
Get started by drawing out a detailed blueprint for how you want your garage to look. Once you have developed a plan, you can better estimate the budget required and timeframe needed. If it’s a total transformation, you may need a contractor, and expect the process to take about a month. Depending on your plan, you may need to install insulation, heating/cooling, and run wiring for electricity. Windows and plumbing are also possible, but the latter is more complicated and could drive costs up further.
Costs involved in renovating your garage depend on the scope of the project, with minor conversions being a few thousands and complete transformations as much as $40,000.
Start Your Renovation With New Garage Doors
If you thought garage door replacement would be the first step in the renovation, you’d be correct. New garage doors will help protect your investment and provide a great starting point for your project.