Investing in a high-quality, insulated garage door is a great way to start transforming the space into a new indoor oasis for other purposes besides parking your cars. Many people use part of their garages for other purposes such as:
- Craft Room
- Home Office
- Man Cave
- Music Room
If you are looking to add new interior space in your home, review these ways on how to get started creating your new indoor oasis.
Tip #1: Upgrade the Garage Door
Before you do anything else, you want to make sure your garage door is insulated from the cold winters and hot summers. Richards-Wilcox has many different designs and styles to choose from. Go to https://www.rwdoors.com/garage-doors/ to review our extensive line of doors.
Tip #2: Decide How You Want to Use the Space
You need to decide how you are going to use your new space. Do you use part of the garage to park one car or storage? Do you want to use the entire garage for your new space? It is a good idea to draft out your design concept on paper to efficiently use the space.
Tip #3: Don’t Forget About the Space Above
If you have a large ceiling in your garage, don’t overlook this space. Some people convert this space into storage so they can free up room on the floor-level for their new interior space. If you have sufficient space, you could even use the space for more new interior spaces, like a new bedroom for your teenager.
Tip #4: Insulate the Garage
If your garage is not finished, you will want to insulate the walls. You may also want to install drywall and paint it. If you are closing off part of the garage, consider adding air vents for heating and cooling.
Tip #5: Add Flooring and Lighting
Cover up the cement garage floor slap with some type of flooring. You will want to also install new light fixtures to brighten up the space. If you don’t have any windows, consider a new garage door with windows to bring in more light.
Tip #6: Customize the Space to Fit Your Tastes and Needs
Once you decide to convert part of, or all of, your garage into a new interior space m sure to incorporate any comforts you desire, like a state-of-the-art entertainment system and sound system for your new TV and video game room.
Most importantly, remember to have fun when creating and designing your new interior oasis in your garage! To find the perfect garage door for your home, Richards-Wilcox is here to help. Please feel free to explore our website and find an Authorized R-W Dealer near you.