One of the speediest and easiest methods to get more living area is swapping your garage into another room. The frame is already there--it just takes some work to get the space comfortable. Add comfortable flooring, heating and cooling, stunning window treatments, and some personal decor, and you’ll soon have a beautiful home office, family area, or garage playroom in Boston.
Get Heating and Air
Boston garages are cold in the fall and winter and muggy in the summer heat. Not ideal for any office or playroom. The first thing to do for your garage conversion is obtain HVAC. You can extend your home’s HVAC existing lines to your new room or place heaters and ceiling fans.
You’ll want to add insulation to the frame and ceiling, too--particularly where the garage door used to be. This will help keep a comfortable interior temperature. For added insulation, use high-efficiency faux wood Polywood® shutters on the windows. Their patented weatherstripping defends against air leaks and seals in inside air to keep your family cozy in winter and relaxed in summer.
Add Windows And Lighting
Your dark Boston garage will benefit from more lighting before you can love working and unwinding there. Begin by extending the electrical wiring and affixing light fittings and electrical plugs. You may want to keep fittings modern for your Boston garage playroom or home office or install stylish light fittings and lamps if you intend to gather here.
For a lighter atmosphere, add windows to your revamped garage and cover the windows with adjustable Boston garage window treatments. Plantation shutters keep it a breeze to control incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels to have a sunny room or redirect glare from your TV or work monitor with the louvers. When you need privacy at night, or the sun is too bright, the slats and louvers fit tightly to block light and the view to your room.
Enhance The Ceiling And Floor
Garage floors are a dilemma as living area. They are typically below the other parts of the house and are comprised of concrete. To assist converted garages mesh with the rest of the house, Boston homeowners commonly add to the garage floor and install more inviting materials like laminate, hardwood, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Keep in mind, if you adjust the floor, you must have at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling clearance.
On the topic of the ceiling, that probably requires some work too. You can complete the ceiling with drywall or add in a drop ceiling. For additional storage, create attic space above your new ceiling.
Complete Your Look With Furnishings And Decor
Your renovated garage will be more comfortable after you give it some personality. Choose a color palette that meshes with your new room’s function and splash in those colors with paint, furniture, accessories, and window treatments.
Use a sleek desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and crisp white plantation shutters to create a pleasant home work environment. Vivacious palettes and vibrant pillows and seating, rug, and storage boxes for toys convert your Boston garage into a playroom. Get sturdy Polywood shutters for window treatments that can handle everything children throw at them. Or, for a cozy entertainment space, pair a warm neutral palette with classy hardwood interior shutters and set up a TV and relaxing sectional for family movie nights.
Get Converted Garage Window Treatments In Boston At Sunburst Shutters Boston
Use window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Boston to refine your garage glow up. We have an abundance of styles for any remodeling project in your Boston home. Let us know what we can help you find by calling us at 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below to get a free in-home consultation.