Garage Conversion Methods
How to convert your garage to anything you want
Convert your garage into a
living area & add space to your home: bedroom, den, family room, game
room, home office, 400 square foot studio apartment, gym , Day Care, or any kind of
living space you may want. The garage project for formal living
in either the entire garage or partial garage area is a great way to add value to
The cost to add
living space to your home with a garage conversion project is
considerably less than adding a new addition project. The walls & roof
already exist along with most of the foundation. You can make the attached garage
look like a normal extension of your home if you take the time to have a
garage conversion plan & design it well.
Garage Conversions That Fit Your House
I spent 25 years planning & designing garage conversions &
every other type remodel imaginable. I have converted garages into small
apartments, bedrooms, home offices, barber shop, family rooms &
anything else you can think of.
They all take some different planning & design work but any
garage conversion can be made to look like it was part of the original
house. If you know how to make the right choices & choose the right
contractor then it becomes even less expensive.
Is your home worth more or less after the
This seems to be a question many homeowners are concerned with. There are pros
& cons of course but I think its a trade off in values & a win, win
situation. You are giving up the garage which will diminish the value
to prospective buyers who insist on having a garage. But, you are also
gaining a bedroom, family room, home office etc which many buyers will insist on
having in the house that they buy. The converted room has added value back
to your home & probably more value than the loss of the
Remember, your home is going to increase in value even if you do
nothing. In the long run you will have the enjoyment of the added room plus
an increased value in the house. Of course, if you have the necessary plot
size, you or a prospective buyer can always add another garage in the
Garage Conversions Cost Saving Methods
There are two methods to have your attached garage converted to any type of
room(s) you want: Hire a general contractor or Do-it-yourself (See below)
1. Have a general contractor build it for
you. If you choose this method you should know how to do a
preliminary design & do some pre-planning . You should know what
you are buying. You should know a method to achieve
the lowest cost. The contractor will help you complete
your plan, secure your permits, complete the garage construction & do
all the cleanup.
Using a General Contractor
If you choose method number 1 & have a General Contractor
build it for you then there are things you should do before you call
him for an estimate to do the work. I spent 25 years giving estimates to
homeowners & I can tell you they are woefully ill prepared to plan
& negotiate a garage conversion.
Almost all homeowners pay too much for their garage
conversions because they are buying a once in a lifetime item & know very
little about the details of what they are buying.
I have written an ebook explaining how to buy your garage
conversion at a lower price & have a better looking conversion than if you did
not have this knowledge.
Things you will need to know when converting a garage
- Learn simple design ideas for converting all or
part of your garage
- Want the lowest price available? Learn how easy
it is done.
- Learn how to easily plan designs any type
- Learn how to cope with garage floors in the
- Things you need to plN about baths,
kitchens, outlets, heating and air conditioning, doors, windows, ceilings,
floors, insulation, electrical and lighting
- Find an extensive list of garage conversion money
- Learn how to successfully bargain with your
- Be sure all the components are
- Avoid contractor "extras"
- Find how to make your garage conversion exterior
blend into your house
- Find how to deal with that dreaded contractor
- Learn about,
planning departments, local building codes, building
permits & building inspectors. What you can & cannot
- How to blend in exterior walls
- Free bid sheets included
If you want to know what your garage conversion cost
is before you start then there is only one way to do that. Pre-plan properly
before calling any contractor. There is no short cut to finding the true cost
of your conversion. Current cost estimators, price per square foot estimates,
averages or any other estimate will not give you the correct answer. (If all
you are looking for is an estimate so you can decide what to do next then look
This book will take you into every aspect of a garage
conversion & with this knowledge you can realistically expect a
savings of a minimum of a few thousand dollars. You will read a
method to make sure you negotiate for the lowest price in your area. In
addition you will have a better designed conversion that will add more value to
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Plan & Design a Garage Conversion & Lower Your Cost
For those who already have an attached
single or double car garage. Knowing what I know now & with the
experience I have, then If I were you, this is how I would proceed
to convert the garage into any type living area you choose.
Additionally, this is exactly how I would proceed to hire a
contractor at a lower cost, to complete the addition.(or a shell).
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