How To Make A Garage Playroom And More In St. George

Kasey Udy

One of the fastest and cheapest methods to obtain more living space is changing your garage into an additional room. The framework is already there--it just needs some elbow grease to make the spot accommodating. Throw down padded flooring, insulation, gorgeous window treatments, and some color, and you’ll soon have a beautiful home office, family room, or garage playroom in St. George.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Install Heating and Air

St. George garages are chilly in sub-zero temperatures and muggy in warmer months. Not ideal for any office or playroom. The first thing to do for your garage transformation is obtain HVAC. You can expand your home’s HVAC existing lines to your new area or install heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll need to affix insulation to the frame and ceiling, too--especially where the garage door used to be. This will help maintain a pleasant room temperature. For added insulation, use high-efficiency faux wood Polywood® shutters on the windows. Their patented weatherstripping stops air leaks and holds in inside air to keep your family cozy in winter and relaxed in summer.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Add Windows And Lighting

Your dark St. George garage will require more lighting before the family can love working and unwinding there. Begin by running the electrical wiring and affixing light features and outlets. You may want to keep fixtures modern for your St. George garage playroom or home office or get stylish light fixtures and lamps if you intend to entertain here.

For a lighter ambiance, add windows to your revamped garage and cover them with stunning St. George garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it a breeze to adjust incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels for a bright family space or deflect glare away from your television or work computer with the louvers. When you want privacy at for a meeting, or the sun is too bright, the panels and louvers fit snugly to keep out light and the view inside.

Spruce Up The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors present a problem as living space. They are usually lower than the other parts of the floors and are composed of concrete. To assist revamped garages blend in with the rest of the house, St. George homeowners often raise the garage floor and install more inviting materials like laminate, vinyl planks, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Keep in mind, if you adjust the floor, you still need at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling height.

Speaking of the ceiling, that most certainly deserves some updating as well. You can close off the ceiling with drywall or add in a drop ceiling. For extra storage, create attic space over your new ceiling.

Timberland shutters in a den
 

Finish With Furnishings And Decor

Your revamped garage will become more comfortable after you add some flair. Pick a color palette that suits your new room’s intended use and bring in those colors with paint, furniture, memorabilia, and window treatments.

Employ a sleek desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and clean white plantation shutters to create a pleasant home office. Bright paint and colorful cushions and seating, rug, and storage boxes for toys morph your St. George garage into a playroom. Get resilient Polywood shutters for window treatments that withstand everything children throw at them. Or, for a snug entertainment area, combine a warm neutral color family with rich hardwood interior shutters and add a TV and relaxing sectional for family movie nights.

Get Converted Garage Window Treatments In St. George At Sunburst Shutters St. George

Get window treatments from Sunburst Shutters St. George to perfect your garage conversion. We have an abundance of styles for any remodeling task in your St. George home. Tell us how we can help you create by reaching us at 435-485-9332 or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.