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Garage Converted to a Family Room!

My husband, two daughters and I live in a small house. When our two daughters grew into teenagers we really started to feel a little cramped. We debated for years whether we should sacrifice our attached 1-car garage for more living space.
It took awhile to convince my husband to sacrifice the storage space of the garage for more living space, but he finally caved. Renovations took over a year. We had to build a wall where the garage door once was, add a window, insulate, re-sheet rock and build the floor up so that it is level.
We added the center bump out for architectural detail and to make a space for an electric fireplace. My husband also added the planks to the wall, and we had the mantle custom built. People still ask if we miss having the storage space. We really don't! The extra living space is totally worth it.
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Got a question about this project?

  • Claudia Haney
    Claudia Haney Brecksville, OH

    WOW....Fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous. I would love for any room in our condo to look that great!

  • Carmen Webster
    Carmen Webster Theodore, AL

    Wow ! great job

  • Susan Velon
    Susan Velon Orland Park, IL

    Simply beautiful!

  • Iris Kober
    Iris Kober Laguna Niguel, CA

    absolutely beautiful!

  • Maryellen Goff Smith

    Very nice :-)

  • Bernice H
    Bernice H Woodburn, OR


  • Steven Luke
    Steven Luke Springfield, SD

    Great job, but why would you need an extra living room? It would be hard to give up a garage.

  • Robby Bottom
    Robby Bottom American Fork, UT

    So now where are all the tools, gardening items, lawnmower, bikes, camping gear, fishing gear, freezer, wheelbarrow etc that is normally stored in a garage, I understand that the cars will be outside all the time now, I just don't get where you would

  • Cakennedy
    Cakennedy Longview, TX

    What did you do with everything that should be in your garage???

  • Penelope Packwood
    Penelope Packwood Beaumont, CA


  • Tamie F
    Tamie F Fort Riley, KS

    we did this to our first little house that had less than 900 square ft. It is so worth it!! We spent most of your time in our new living room!! congratulations

  • Carol
    Carol Fort Lauderdale, FL

    looks great.

  • Carolyn Camp Pandol
    Carolyn Camp Pandol Bakersfield, CA

    Just buy a storage shed for your yard to store all that stuff that used to fill up the garage...and weed out all those things you don't use or need anymore...we tend to keep unneeded things when we have available space...have a garage sale or give it

  • TDanise B
    TDanise B Chattanooga, TN

    Great job! Mine turned into a wonderful laundry room.

  • Linda
    Linda Canada

    That looks wonderful I have a garage that could do with that kind of make over..

  • Linda
    Linda Canada

    That look beautiful... Maybe my garage could do with one of those make overs.

  • Kathy Garrett Stafford

    I did it too, but we needed more bedroom space. We enclosed the laundry with shutter doors along one side and and built closets alond the other side and now the twins share the room....we built a false wall in front of the garage door which we can

  • Donna Kay Edmonds
    Donna Kay Edmonds Statesboro, GA

    That is very pretty but the thing is I don't want to remove my garage doors - in case I decide down the road to go back to a garage. I am concrened about the wind dirt and rain coming in around the bottom of the door

  • David Lowery
    David Lowery Winston Salem, NC

    Not sure what people are complaining about giving up a garage for storage place. My garage is for my car. I put a building out back for all of my lawn equipment. This room looks great!

  • Louie
    Louie Toms River, NJ

    very nice, i did the same and made my art studio .

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