Your Garage Remodel: How to Make It a (Re)Model of Efficiency

Remodeling your garage can increase your home’s living space—and value

Teenage rock bands and tech startups aside, the garage can be a rather uninspired space.

Its potential, however, is unlimited.

Whether you want to turn your garage into a new bedroom, den or rec room, your options are plentiful.

To achieve a custom, finished look in your garage, it’s wise to let a reputable, licensed contractor handle the job.

Get Inspired

It’s a good idea to look at pictures of garage remodels online for inspiration. Having photographs that suggest the look and function you want to achieve will help you communicate your vision to the contractor, and help the company give you an accurate estimate for the job.

It may even give you new ideas to consider.

When A Garage Is Not Just A Garage

Maybe you’ve always wanted a large game room, a home gym or an art studio. A garage can easily be converted for all those uses, plus so many more, and different choices will need to be made for each.

Many of the decisions that go into a home remodel or addition are not just design choices; they are structural engineering problems to solve. So if you want your garage to seamlessly become part of your home’s interior (such as an ensuite bedroom or a family room with a built-in entertainment center), you will need the expertise of a licensed contractor to handle structural, electrical and plumbing concerns. This experienced professional will help you make wise choices on a number of items, including flooring, lighting and wall coverings, such as drywall, plaster or paneling.

Sophisticated and Functional

If you want an upgraded space that is still primarily used for parking your car and storing your gardening tools and sports equipment, consider installing cabinets in lieu of open shelving. Cabinets automatically elevate your garage’s aesthetic and provide ample, organized storage and a clean, uncluttered look. The countertops can double for workspace, as well.

Many people add an extra refrigerator or freezer to their garage, or a pantry to store overflow nonperishables and paper products. Look around you and get creative. There is likely a great deal of space going unused.

Know The Cost

For most of us, cost is a consideration, and you’ll want to balance the quality of materials with how you will use your remodeled garage. Estimates to turn an unfinished garage into a finished part of your home range from around $6,000 to nearly $20,000.

Leave It to an Expert

To ensure you hire a company that is fully capable and trustworthy, consult Contractor Connection. Our network includes only completely vetted, highly reputable contractors, and each is backed by a five-year workmanship warranty.

All you have to do is tell us about the type of project you are interested in and your ZIP code, and we will carefully match you with a contractor in your area who is perfectly suited to get it done. No blindly choosing a company. No need to get multiple bids. We do all of the research for you and support you through the entire process. And someone gets back to you within 24 hours.

With Contractor Connection, you can rest assured that the contractor we match to your project will take care of everything for you, and that the job will be done right, and delivered on time and on budget.

Now, how’s that for inspired thinking?

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