Growing households often consider turning their garage into a room for more living space. However, this project can either make or break your home’s overall value.
In today’s post, your trusted provider of kitchen remodeling services, Advantage Contracting, discusses the pros and cons of converting a garage into a living space.
Additions can add more living space but they can also reduce your yard area. Turning the garage into a room won’t affect any of your outdoor space. It also requires less work since most structures are already built. You won’t have to worry about the walls, foundation and roof.
In addition, a garage usually provides a lot of space, which can be used in different ways. You can turn it into a new bedroom, bathroom, recreation room, or even a kitchen.
Converting the garage means your car will have to be parked outside. This exposes your car to the elements. You also have to make sure your area is at least safe for outdoor parking.
Consider the zoning requirements for parking space in your area. Removing your car from the garage may be against your local requirements for outdoor parking spaces. At Advantage Contracting, our team of professionals will explain zoning restrictions in your area and advise you as to whether you need permits for your home. Contact us for quality home addition and kitchen remodeling services.
Garages aren’t just where you park your cars; they are also used for storage. It’s where you store your lawn mower, seasonal decorations and even clothing, bicycles and other large items that won’t fit inside your home. The lack of storage space can be an issue with potential buyers.
While converting a garage increases your living area, only a few buyers take interest in this space. Many buyers look for a protected parking space, which you won’t have once the garage is renovated.
Only trust an experienced contractor like Advantage Contracting for your home improvement project. We are your leading provider of full-service kitchen remodeling services. Call us at (862) 292-0003 or complete our online form for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Wayne and Franklin Lakes, NJ.