Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Charlotte, North Carolina is known for its excellent service when it comes to door installations and repairs. We’ve been in business for more than 20 years and proudly serve our valued customers in the Charlotte area.
Not only do we enjoy handling the maintenance of garage doors but we like to provide practical tips and information regarding garage doors. In fact, we’ve even helped people to transform their garage into another room for their home.
There are many reasons for and areas where you could start a renovation project in your home. The garage is often last to be considered but it is a large space and something that could work well for a game room, fitness equipment or even a child’s play room. What about your dream bedroom as an option?
The Benefits and How to Turn Your Garage Into Your Dream Bedroom:
The Cost Benefit
One benefit of this type of renovation is that the walls, roof and foundation are already in place. In other words, this is much less expensive way to getting your dream bedroom than building an entire addition to your home.
A project to convert your garage to a bedroom will be a time investment of a month to six weeks. Your contractor can give you specific details but that is a reasonable timeframe to consider. The permits will need to be pulled and then the scheduling will need to be considered for a time that works for you and the contractor.
Set a Budget
When starting a home improvement project, you’ll want to be sure and set a budget. A reasonable amount to plan for is anywhere around $20,000 to $40,000 for a conversion project of a garage to a bedroom.
If you plan to include a bathroom in your new bedroom, then you will need to plan for another $15,000 budget wise.
Since you will use your existing walls for your conversion project, you’ll save money, time and frustrations because you won’t have to frame the room.
Check for the following when it comes to your walls:
- Adequate wall insulation
- Drywall in good condition
- Consider where you’d want closets
Be sure to hire a professional for any electrical work. The main reason is because electricians know where to mount outlets, place fixtures and how to add another circuit to the breaker panel in the event that your new room needs it.
Adding a bathroom to your home improvement project is one of the more difficult steps to the process. A garage that is becoming a bedroom may or may not require a bathroom. The decision is up to the homeowner but just be prepared for this part to be a little more involved.
Heat and AC
If you are able, try to extend the ductwork of your home into the garage for your new bedroom. You can also consider baseboard heating, window AC units or installing a ductless system to heat and cool this space.
Garage Door Replacement
Last but not least, you’ll need to replace your garage door with something that is well insulated. Our company is able to assist you with finding the right fit for your home. Either way, you will need to replace the door to complete your project.
Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Charlotte, North Carolina enjoys assisting customers with not only their maintenance needs but with their home improvement projects too.
If you ever need an overhead garage door repair or want to install a new door, then don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team is available 24 hours and will give you the best service in town.