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How To Set Up A Garage Playroom And More In Atlanta

April 28, 2021

One of the fastest and most efficient methods to create more living space is changing your garage into a usuable room. The structure is already in place--it just needs some updates to make the area livable. Add comfy flooring, temperature controls, stunning window treatments, and some color, and you’ll soon have a brand new home office, multipurpose area, or garage playroom in Atlanta.

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Install Air and Heat

Atlanta garages are frigid in sub-zero temperatures and muggy in summer. No one wants that for any office or playroom. The starting point for your garage alteration is obtain temperature regulation. You can expand your home’s HVAC existing lines to your new space or install heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll need to affix insulation to the walls and ceiling, too--particularly where the garage door was located. This will help maintain a comfortable interior temperature. For added insulation, try energy-efficient faux wood Polywood® shutters on top of the windows. Their patented weatherstripping stops air leaks and seals in inside air to keep your family cozy in winter and cool in summer.

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Add Windows And Lighting

Your dark Atlanta garage will need more lighting before you can appreciate working and playing there. Begin by extending the electrical wiring and affixing light fittings and wall outlets. You may want to keep fittings clean for your Atlanta garage playroom or home office or add statement light fittings and lamps if you intend to entertain here.

For a cheerier atmosphere, install windows to your former garage and cover the windows with adjustable Atlanta garage window treatments. Plantation shutters keep it a breeze to control incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels to have a sunny room or deflect glare from your television or work computer with the louvers. When you want privacy at any point, or the sun proves to be too bright, the slats and louvers shut together to block light and the view inside.

Update The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors present a nuisance as living space. They are typically lower than the rest of the floors and are made of concrete. To help updated garages mesh with the rest of the home, Atlanta homeowners typically hike up the garage floor and place more comfortable materials like laminate, wood, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Just remember, if you adjust the floor, you still need at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling clearance.

Speaking of the ceiling, that likely requires some updating as well. You can complete the ceiling with drywall or build a drop ceiling. For extra storage, build attic space over your new ceiling.

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Finish With Furnishings And Decor

Your renovated garage will become more inviting after you add some flair. Select a color palette that meshes with your new room’s function and bring in those sparks with paint, furniture, decor, and window treatments.

Employ a sleek desk and office chair, your favorite paint color, and smart white plantation shutters to make a orderly home work environment. Bright palettes and vibrant cushions and chairs, rug, and storage chests for toys morph your Atlanta garage into a playroom. Get sturdy Polywood shutters for window treatments that withstand little hands. Or, for a comfy entertainment room, combine a warm neutral palette with luxurious hardwood interior shutters and add a TV and relaxing sectional for family movie nights.

Discover Converted Garage Window Treatments In Atlanta At Sunburst Shutters Atlanta

Use window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Atlanta to refine your garage transformation. We stock an abundance of styles for any remodeling project in your Atlanta home. Tell us how we can help with by calling us at 404-962-8517 or submit the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.