One of the quickest and cheapest avenues to get more living area is swapping your garage into another room. The structure is already there--it just takes some updates to get the spot comfortable. Add comfortable flooring, heating and cooling, gorgeous window treatments, and some color, and you’ll soon have a spacious home office, multipurpose area, or garage playroom in Cleveland.
Provide Heating And Cooling
Cleveland garages are frigid in winter and muggy in summer. Not ideal for a home office or playroom. The starting point for your garage conversion is provide temperature regulation. You can extend your home’s HVAC existing lines to your brand new room or get heaters and ceiling fans.
You’ll need to attach insulation to the walls and ceiling, too--especially where the garage door was located. This will help maintain a pleasant indoor temperature. For added insulation, try energy-efficient faux wood Polywood® shutters on top of the windows. Their patented weatherstripping keeps out breezes and seals in inside air to keep your family comfortable in winter and relaxed in summer.
Add Windows And Lighting
Your dark Cleveland garage will need additional lighting before the family can love working and relaxing there. Start by running the electrical wiring and placing light features and electrical plugs. You can keep fittings modern for your Cleveland garage playroom or home office or install statement light fixtures and lamps if you intend to gather here.
For a cheerier feel, add windows to your updated garage and cover the windows with adjustable Cleveland garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it a breeze to control incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels for a sunny family space or divert glare from your television or work monitor with the louvers. When you want privacy at night, or the sun shines too bright, the panels and louvers fit together to keep out light and the view inside.
Update The Ceiling And Floor
Garage floors are a nuisance as living space. They are usually lower than the other parts of the house and are composed of concrete. To help revamped garages blend in with the other rooms of the living space, Cleveland homeowners commonly raise the garage floor and place more liveable components like laminate, wood, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Just remember, if you hike the floor, you are required at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling clearance.
Speaking of the ceiling, that likely deserves some work as well. You can complete the ceiling with drywall or add in a drop ceiling. For additional storage, build attic space over your new ceiling.
Top It Off With Furnishings And Decor
Your renovated garage will become more like home after you decorate. Select a color palette that fits your new room’s function and splash in those colors with paint, furniture, accessories, and window treatments.
Employ a sleek desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and clean white plantation shutters to make a pleasant home work environment. Vivacious palettes and rich pillows and chairs, rug, and storage chests for toys transform your Cleveland garage into a playroom. Install durable Polywood shutters for window treatments that can handle little hands. Or, for a cozy entertainment room, combine a warm neutral paint color with rich hardwood interior shutters and mount a TV and comfy sectional for family movie nights.
Discover Converted Garage Window Treatments In Cleveland At Sunburst Shutters Cleveland
Use window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Cleveland to perfect your garage transformation. We stock an abundance of styles for every remodeling project in your Cleveland home. Let us know how we can help you create by reaching us at 440-561-6787 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.