When the house gets too crowded, homeowners become creative enough to make room for more space. A garage conversion is popular in places where properties are high-priced and neighbors are nearby. It is one of the typical do-it-yourself home remodel projects. Are you thinking of converting your garage to carve out more living space? If you are still undecided to do a garage conversion since it needs more consideration than an exterior remodeling, here are the pros and cons of making a garage an additional living space.
You won’t lose more of your yard. If you opt to build another room for more living space, you are left with fewer yards for kids to play and for other outdoor activities such as barbecuing. Converting your garage will make more room while preserving your yard.
Your garage is a built-in part of your home. Unlike a room addition project, garage conversion only needs additional carpentry work since most of the structure (walls, flooring, ceiling and roof) is already there.
You can do it yourself. Although garage conversions can be meticulous and laborious, it is a do-it-yourself project that you can surely accomplish if you invest enough time and resources.
There is less room for storage. Garages are not only used for parking cars. It also stores your unused bicycles, lawn mowers, Christmas decors and other items that are huge and cannot fit in your home. Although you don’t mind having any room for storage, future buyers of your home will probably mind this.
You lose your parking space. If your garage meets the requirements for parking space, moving the cars out from it might go against the local requirements for on-site parking spaces.
The home value gain is questionable. Only a few buyers will place a premium on a living space from a garage conversion. In addition, a lot of interested buyers puts a premium on protected parking space, and this is gone if you convert your garage.
Now that we have given you the pros and cons, it’s up to you to decide to push through with the garage conversion. You can consider converting your garage into a kitchen and the work will be made easy with our team of kitchen remodeling experts.
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is the custom design and remodeling firm you can trust. We have designers and architects that are open to your advice and suggestions that you want achieved in any projects you have in mind. In addition, our qualified carpenters, tillers, electricians, plumbers and masons utilize advanced equipment and machinery to attain your ideal outcome.
If you are planning to have a garage conversion and/or bath remodeling, you can trust DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen to do the job. Call us today at (616) 200-7495. We’ll help you in Rockford, MI.