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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.
If you want to learn more about this project, or some of our other DIY adventures, visit my blog.

To see more: http://thehoneycombhome.com/1-car-garage-turned-family-room/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 8, 2014

    Such an amazing project! Gorgeous end result :)

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jul 8, 2014

    This is gorgeous! Welcome to hometalk and looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

  • Karen Christopher-Wellman
    Karen Christopher-Wellman Danville, KY
    on Jul 8, 2014

    This is right up there with one of the most incredible renovations I've ever seen! I bet you haven't regretted a day of it!

  • Kathie Sines
    Kathie Sines Weiser, ID
    on Jul 8, 2014

    Awesome job...very nice

  • Mrs P
    Mrs P
    on Jul 8, 2014

    wow I like the garage / familyroom but can it be converted back if you need to sell your house?

    • L.Briscoe
      L.Briscoe San Diego, CA
      on Jul 8, 2014

      @Mrs P I wouldn't think she'd want to. Heated square footage probably adds more to the home's worth than a garage would, especially if it's a small house.

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