One of the fastest and cheapest methods to get more living space is swapping your garage into an additional room. The frame is already there--it just needs some elbow grease to make the spot comfortable. Throw down comfy flooring, insulation, stunning window treatments, and some color, and you’ll soon have a beautiful home office, family room, or garage playroom in St. George.
Get Heating And Cooling
St. George garages are frigid in sub-zero temperatures and muggy in warmer months. That’s less than ideal for any office or playroom. The first thing to do for your garage transformation is figure out temperature regulation. You can expand your home’s HVAC ducts to your new space or install heaters and ceiling fans.
You’ll need to add 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 defends against breezes and holds in inside air to keep your family cozy in winter and content in summer.
Add Windows And Lighting
Your dark St. George garage will benefit from more lighting before everyone can appreciate working and relaxing there. Begin by running the electrical wiring and affixing light fittings and electrical plugs. 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 updated garage and cover them with adjustable St. George garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it simple to tweak incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels for a bright family space or deflect glare from your screen or work computer with the louvers. When you want privacy at for a meeting, or the sun is too bright, the panels and louvers close 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 home and are composed of concrete. To assist updated garages blend in with the rest of the house, St. George homeowners often raise the garage floor and install more comfortable materials like laminate, vinyl planks, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Keep in mind, if you hike the floor, you still need at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling height.
Speaking of the ceiling, that likely deserves some renovating as well. You can complete the ceiling with drywall or add in a drop ceiling. For extra storage, create attic space over your new ceiling.
Finish With Furnishings And Decor
Your revamped garage will become more comfortable after you add some flair. Select a color palette that suits your new room’s function and bring in those colors with paint, furniture, decor, and window treatments.
Get a sleek desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and smart white plantation shutters to bring in a pleasant home work environment. Bright paint and colorful cushions and seating, rug, and storage chests for toys morph your St. George garage into a playroom. Install resilient Polywood shutters for window treatments that withstand everything children throw at them. Or, for a comfy entertainment area, mix a warm neutral palette with rich hardwood interior shutters and add a TV and inviting sectional for family movie nights.
Discover Converted Garage Window Treatments In St. George At Sunburst Shutters St. George
Get window treatments from Sunburst Shutters St. George to refine your garage glow up. We stock a plethora of styles for any remodeling task in your St. George home. Let us know how we can help with by contacting us at 435-485-9332 or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.