Neighborhood Garage Door Service of El Paso, TX has seen a drastic change in the use of garage space over the years. One of the most popular transformations we’ve noticed lately is entertainment areas. Here’s a guide to help you build a media room in your garage.
Plan the Media Room in Your Garage
Before you get started, it’s important to have a clear plan for this remodel or makeover. You don’t want to get halfway through your project and realize that you didn’t run the proper wires or arranged the room poorly. Here are some things to put on your planning list:
- What are the primary components you want in the media room? TV, surround sound, projector, and screen, etc.
- What kind of heating and cooling solutions are you going to use?
- Where will you put each piece of furniture and equipment, exactly?
Once you’ve got all this outlined, it’s time to get to work.
Before you put up drywall, paneling, or even paint, make sure you have all the electrical wiring done. Make sure that you follow your plan to know where you need all the outlets. Call a professional electrician to properly install all the needed wiring, outlets, breakers, etc. to keep the garage safe. You may even have the electrician run your AV cables while they’re at it.
Garages are frequently left without insulation when they’re constructed. This won’t work very well if you intend to start using it as a media room and be in there frequently. There are a couple of ways you can go about insulating the walls in your garage.
First, you can go the cheaper route of simply installing studs, rolling out insulation, and hanging inexpensive panel boards over it all. You can also go all out and put up actual walls buy rolling out your insulation and hanging drywall.
Now that you’ve completed all your wiring and your new walls are up, it’s time to install all the AV equipment. If you’re hanging a TV on the wall, be sure to use the appropriate bracket to ensure it stays up. Hook up all your speakers, DVD or Blu-ray, cable/satellite connection, and video game consoles. Organize and label your wires for easy repair work later down the road.
Hopefully, in your planning stage, you decided on exactly what kind of comfortable furniture you’re going to use. Include a plush couch, recliners, and area rugs to give a real homey feel. With your furniture in, you’re all set to start enjoying your new space!
Call Us For A New Garage Door
In the process of building a media room in your garage, you probably realized that your garage door is the largest gap in proper insulation. If you’ve realized that your current garage door isn’t insulated enough, Neighborhood Garage Door Service of El Paso, Texas is here for you. Give us a call anytime, 24/7, and we’ll help you start the process of upgrading your garage door.