Redesigning Garage Into a Small House

If you find another home for your vehicle, you can modify the garage into a room which can be more useful than only as a storeroom for junk. You can even build a small house with this garage, probably for your child who is growing up to be an adult. He or she may need…

If you find another home for your vehicle, you can modify the garage into a room which can be more useful than only as a storeroom for junk. You can even build a small house with this garage, probably for your child who is growing up to be an adult. He or she may need a separate place. We have some tips for you which may be useful when you decide to build a small house from your garage.

To have this kind of home improvement, you can start with space and budget planning. Also, make sure that you have permission and building code specifications from your local office. Now you think about the budget. The bigger the garage, the more money you will spend for the renovation. If you plan to have two-floor house, this will be more costously as you need to remove the roof and reconsider the construction to sustain the weight of the second floor.

In short, building an additional floor could mean reconstructing the entire garage. So, to make the renovation more affordable, you can focus on the existing space for living essentials rather than building additional floor. Consider first some fundamental rooms, like bedroom, bathroom, living area, and kitchen.

If you have certain space planning, next important aspects to consider are electrical, plumbing and walls. You can start building the walls based on the design you have got. For the electrical, you can add the existing power with some modification to fit the needs of a new house. You might start a green living with the electric system in this new building, like installing tank-less water heaters and solar panels for energy efficiency. These two systems may charge you more as the initial cost, but it will ease you in monthly bill.

Now you can consider the plumbing systems in this house. We suggest that you place the bathroom and the kitchen next to each other to minimize the use of pipes for water source. Make sure that the installation of wiring and the pipes appropriate with the local building codes. For the walls, you can build them for 2-by-4 rooms and 2-by-6s. Floor can not be out of list. As it used to be the home of vehicle, we bet you do not like the floor that you need to do some refinishing. A wooden platform floor will be great that you can place carpets or rugs.

As the last consideration, furniture is also important. You can take any recycled products and choose one which will not choke the rooms of this new house. Finally, we hope that the info is useful for you in redesigning your garage into a small new house.