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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Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Josh
    on Nov 22, 2015

    how did you insulate and weather proof the garage door so that wind and rain or snow did not leak in

    • Sue Spaur
      on Aug 21, 2018

      "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." explained within the post

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  • David Lowery
    on Oct 13, 2014

    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
    on Dec 13, 2014

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

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