Many Omaha residents face the dilemma of just not having enough room for their growing families. The homes that once felt open and roomy can quickly close in when children are born, when college kids return home or when older relatives move in. Rather than pack up and move every time your space needs change, one option is to consider a garage conversion.
Whether you need a man cave, a “she space,” a home gym, at-home office or have some other need for additional space; this article discusses the many ways an existing garage can be converted into a comfortable living area.
The Garage Is Just An Extension Of Your Home
If you think about it, the garage isn’t an extension of the great outdoors. At AAA Garage Doors, we always say a residential garage is an extension of the inside of your home. When it’s time to take advantage of the extra space the garage area affords, there are several ways homeowners can repurpose that space into an optimized useable square footage.
Many newer Omaha homes already have a head start on this type of garage renovation, with installed drywall, windows, secure doors, and even heating/cooling. If this isn’t the case in your residential situation, those items are often a good place to start.
Intended Use Dictates Garage Expansion Renovation Planning
The first area our local garage technicians recommend looking into, before starting any garage expansion project, is to identify what the existing space is intended to be used for. Of course, budget is also a huge consideration but having an idea of the intention of the space really drives all the renovation decisions that follow. If you are converting your garage for a home gym, you may wish to use an epoxy coating or padded mat flooring, for example. If you are going for a more full-time living space like a room or man-cave, you may prefer laminate or tile flooring, or you may wish to accent the external garage door with a wooden style.
A Well-Fitting, Quiet Garage Door System Is A Must For Garage Extension Renovation
Next, making sure there is a well-insulated, maintained, and adequately fitting garage door is an essential part of any garage renovation project. You’ll want to make sure the seal around the door is airtight, keeping heating costs down and potential insects and invaders out. Installing an updated and quiet opener system will be necessary, as well. When the garage becomes a living space, its use also increases.
AAA Garage Door, Inc. in Omaha and Fremont has many residential garage door styles and designs that even include large windows that could help allow natural light, making the renovated space seem much less like a garage and more like just another room in your home.
We Can Assist You In Adding A New Garage Door To Your Expanded Living Space
Having a well-insulated maintained and properly fitting garage door in Omaha is essential for these types of garage renovations and AAA Garage Door, Inc. has several options including overhead doors with large window openings that can truly make a converted space feel just like home. Contact our garage door experts at (402) 727-0789 to talk about ways to enhance your home’s value with a new Omaha overhead garage door.
Last Reviewed By Felipe Pinales on July 17th, 2020