Loft and garage conversions can add significant value to your home. Many people selling their property will still consider enhancing these spaces because they can attract more buyers, a quicker sale and some extra cash.
Whether you are staying put or moving on, there are lots of jobs to accomplish when converting a garage into a liveable space. Of course, there is furniture to pick out and paint to buy, but what about the bigger jobs? Here are the three main steps you need to do first.
All of the following tasks centre around security and warmth, priorities when turning your garage into a liveable space.
Think Garage Doors
Your garage door can become an asset in such a living space because it can welcome more light and fresh air into the space on summer afternoons. However, when the cold chill comes you need your door to be in the best condition for warmth and security.
If your garage door is broken, you should prioritise getting it repaired. Our knowledgeable team, excellent service and competitive prices make us an excellent option for any work that needs doing. If your garage door is beyond repair, we also have a number of replacement options that fit seamlessly with modern and characterful properties.
Even if your current garage door is working well, you may still need to upgrade it with increased insulation or added security features.
Let There Be Light
Not all garages have windows but if you want to create a liveable space that is more than something used once a month, then you will need to make it look inviting with more light – which means adding windows.
You should always find out from your local planning authority if your renovation requires a permit. When adding windows remember to position them strategically as not to impede on a neighbour’s privacy. In most instances, this will not be the case unless you are adding height or width to your garage. You can add even more light by choosing a garage door with incorporated window panels.
Just like repairing a garage door for your security and warmth, repairing a roof is needed to keep dry. The more likely scenario for renovators will be that they need to add more insulation to their roof.
Spray foam insulation is an excellent option because this type of insulation does not take up too much room in your overhead space. It is an effective and space-efficient option over traditional insulation methods.
Choose Garage Doors 4 You to Help
Garage Doors 4 You are experts at creating safe, secure and energy-efficient garage doors for all types of homes. We have worked with clients who are renovating their garage into a living space and understand the importance of a functioning garage door.
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