How To Make A Garage Playroom And More In Atlanta

Dan Taylor

One of the fastest and most efficient methods to create more living space is changing your garage into another room. The structure is already built--it just needs some updates to make the spot livable. Add padded flooring, insulation, stunning window treatments, and some personal decor, and you’ll soon have a brand new home office, multipurpose space, or garage playroom in Atlanta.

Plantation shutters in a sitting room

Get Air and Heat

Atlanta garages are frigid in the fall and winter and muggy in summer. No one wants that for any office or playroom. The starting point for your garage alteration is figure out temperature regulation. You can connect to your home’s HVAC ducts to your new area or install heaters and ceiling fans.

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

Plantation shutters in a sitting room

Add Windows And Lighting

Your dark Atlanta garage will need more lighting before you can love working and playing there. First start by extending the electrical wiring and affixing light features and wall outlets. You may keep fittings clean for your Atlanta garage playroom or home office or add sleek light features 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 family space or deflect glare away from your television or work computer with the louvers. When you want privacy at for a meeting, or the sun proves to be too bright, the slats and louvers shut snugly to block light and the view inside.

Update The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors are a dilemma 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 lay down more inviting materials like laminate, wood, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Just remember, if you hike the floor, you still need at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling clearance.

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

Timberland shutters in a den

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 intended use and bring in those touches with paint, furniture, decor, and window treatments.

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

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