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Garage conversion

Anyone here converted their garage?

We have a double garage which we don't use. Has anyone converted their garage to the interior of their house or a shed?

Just curious.

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Not us. We park in ours and use it for storage/tools, etc. I would not want to do anything permanent to take that option away from the next owners (or make it costly for them to convert back).
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Converting it to a shed is easy. Stop parking in it. Boom, there's your shed.

Converting it to living space is much tougher. Building codes for garages are much different than living space. Insulation, electrical, HVAC all will come into play. You'll need permits and inspections to do it properly. You'll need to replace that fancy big door with something. It would be cheaper than a brand new addition, but more expensive than you might think.

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OK Thank you both. Will re-think it.

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Jakinthe wrote: OK Thank you both. Will re-think it.

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I had a friend's patents years ago left their two car garage door intact, and left a bit of space (maybe 5 feet deep and the width of the garage) for tools, lawnmower etc. Then they built a wall with drywall, insulation etc and turned the rest into a master bedroom with wiring, heat, fireplace etc. It was a real cool set up and bonus was that this was beside the basement and it gave lots of privacy for everyone as the teenage kids had rooms upstairs. Just an idea...the sky's the limit if you've got the funds.
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Jakinthe wrote: Anyone here converted their garage?

We have a double garage which we don't use. Has anyone converted their garage to the interior of their house or a shed?

Just curious.

J/
Look at building codes first. There's a reason why there is a garage in the first place.
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fusion2k2k wrote: I had a friend's patents years ago left their two car garage door intact, and left a bit of space (maybe 5 feet deep and the width of the garage) for tools, lawnmower etc. Then they built a wall with drywall, insulation etc and turned the rest into a master bedroom with wiring, heat, fireplace etc. It was a real cool set up and bonus was that this was beside the basement and it gave lots of privacy for everyone as the teenage kids had rooms upstairs. Just an idea...the sky's the limit if you've got the funds.
Yes, I think the limitation here is the funds :D

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