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Surprising Facts About Garage Conversions You Never Knew!

Do you need some extra living space in your home? Then, nothing could be a better option for you than garage conversions if you have one that is not in use! However, before playing with the idea of converting garage space into a livable room, we suggest knowing different unknown facts regarding this that you may have never noticed.

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What to Know About Garage Conversions Before It Starts

A few facts are there that you may never know before the conversion project kicks off. Such as:

Building permits for Garage Conversions

In Los Angeles, California, garage conversions have got legal permission but come with a permit that you can receive while meeting the following requirements:

  • Your garage conversion should be one and a half-mile of public transports.
  • Not exceed more than five feet from the property line
  • Make sure not to cross 1200 square feet

If you continue the garage conversions without a permit, the chance that the inspectors can make you open up the walls and convert the space again into the garage. The building permits in LA don’t cost much, like just a fraction of the entire project expenses. Yet, getting the permit is worth it!

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Walls and insulation

According to a survey, a garage conversion is the most economical answer to add more space to your premises. That’s why you may prefer converting it into a living room but with insulated and paneled drywalls. But if you find the walls not insulated, a number of ways may be there to identify the issue for the existing garage wall materials. For example:

  • When your garage exterior is made of cinderblock, stud framing on the perimeter may cause insulation going between that.
  • You can go for spray-foam insulation to fasten the drywall to the framing.
  • Don’t miss to plan for a closet space before you close up the walls.
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Flooring, doors, and windows:

We, MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, suggest going for different options for new flooring while the doors and windows. After all, the usual concrete and flat flooring may not be that desirable while transforming the garage into a living room. For instance:

  • Ceramic and vinyl floors are the most affordable and easiest to install.
  • Carpet and hardwood are good, but a little expensive!
  • A solid or windowed wall or French doors
  • Bigger windows for natural light but in less amount to maintain privacy
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Bottom line

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Garage Conversion: The Economical Answer To Add More Space!

Are you looking forward to converting your garage? If yes, garage conversions are one of the easiest and budget-friendly ways to add value and extra living space to your property. General contractors are always available if you want to add an ADU or garage conversion in your backyard.

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A simple garage has more potential to enhance your home. With little effort and imagination, turn your cold and sober place into a peaceful and welcoming area…or not! The final result will depend on your wishes; the options are limitless.

What Does It Take For A Garage Conversion Into A Living Area?

Most garage conversion ideas involve quality designs and regular involvement to turn functional living spaces. You must have built your garage for house cars. But, with relatively long and narrow spaces, you can turn it into a habitable living space.

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Whatever the reason is, MDM Custom Remodeling INC will help you remodel the garage according to your requirements. 

Ideas For Garage Conversion In 2022

You will get some quality ADU conversion ideas below:

1. Garage converted into a family play zone

You can hire our home remodeling contractors to convert your garage into a family play area. Kids are always full of energy, and why not utilize that energy in something valuable? Who knows, maybe they will gradually develop an interest in sports!

Climbing monkey bars, gym mats, swings, ropes are the perfect playground ideas, don’t you think?

2. Convert your garage into a guest house

As a homeowner, you always have to stay prepared for surprise visits! Do you have a friend living outside the town? Where will they sleep if they come to see you? Therefore, turn your garage into a cozy guest house.

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3. Use the converted garage for your hobbies

Do you want to make space to enjoy your hobbies? Create a dedicated zone in your converted garage. You can include:

  • home cinema
  • games room
  • man cave
  • library/reading room
  • craft/hobby workshop, and more.
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“Having a dedicated space for your hobbies means that you can kit out the room as required without impacting on your existing layout.” – says the professional room remodeling contractor.

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This New Year Turn Your Old ADU Garage Into a Guest Room!

It’s just a wait of a couple of days, and 2022 will be here! Of course, this one is the most wonderful festive season when the closed ones, like parents, drop in your home to give you SURPRISE! Then, don’t you think you should prepare a place for them to sleep once they arrive? You have left with no extra space except for your garage. Is that possible? Actually, yes, it is if you turn your old ADU garage into a guest room. And we are here to tell you how to convert that so quickly, just in two days!

How to Convert Old ADU Garage Into a Guest Room

Honestly, there’s no time to renovate your unused garage space. But Here are some smart tips to convert your unused garage space into a guest room:

Clean and declutter:

Start with sweeping your garage floor and mop it after that! Then, turn your heads towards the corners where the spiders are staring at you from the cobs. Clean those all and call our designers and builders to install ceiling storage and wall shelves to make the place livable! We serve the areas in and surrounding Los Angeles.

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Paint the garage:

While running out of time and looking for a temporary solution, hang curtains around the garage instead of a new door installation because it’s a matter of time and dollars. Or you can install wallpapers to cover the dull walls of your garage and once you have done with that, install insulation for temperature control. You can watch our videos on Youtube for more ideas!

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Cover the windows and floor

Maybe your garage floor is not tiled, and the windows are broken. Then, don’t think twice about covering those. Pick the curtains and block the window to avoid the inside view, while a patterned rug carpet can add elegance to the floor.  For more ideas and customers’ feedback, you can check on Yelp. Stay in touch!

3 Hidden Costs of Adu Design to Consider This New Year Before Getting!

Are you on a plan to construct a granny flat this New Year to have some extra storage? Then, before you sit with our experts to finalize the ADU designs, have a clear idea of the hidden costs you may overlook once the project kicks off! And our today’s blog may be helpful here!

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What are the ADU design hidden costs to plan for?

Before you build ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit), consider these hidden costs. Or else it may sneak up on you! Such as:

Site works

Maybe you haven’t anticipated this one as another cost in your project. Let’s say you have a plan for a 2 car garage conversion into 1 bedroom ADU. Then, you need to prepare your property for that, like removing the tree or leveling the slop in the back yard. And how much you need to spend for the site work depends on the overall layout of your premise. 

Upgrade the utility:

Suppose you built this home two decades ago. Hence, from the electric panel to the interior decor- all get outdated to support the current lifestyle and living space! So, include a few thousand dollars for the additional utility bills required now for upgraded electricity panels.

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Interior decor and finishes!

Yes, you can look over our more ADU projects on Yelp to ideate the interior designs and finishes for your ADU unit! Before you choose, be sure to consider the purposes, like how you want to use the space. For instance, you can splurge on unique interior finishes or go for a durable one on a budget! For the former line, you have to double your expenses!

We, MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, hope that our tips help you choose ADU designs from our gallery! Also, for more home renovation-related ideas, keep on reading our blogs!

Everything About Car Garage Conversion Into Bedroom

Maybe you have no idea, but utilizing the unused garage space is on the craze for homeowners running out of the space! A car garage conversion into the bedroom not only increases the square footage for living space but adds around $65,000 to the home without the hassle of a planning permit! And even if it needs, our designers and contractors can handle that like a breeze!

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What to Know about Car Garage Conversion into Bedroom

Yes, you have to hit your wallet a little bit to turn your garage into a stunning master bedroom! But before you start, learn the following:

How much to spend for the conversion

At MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, we offer projects on two garage conversions (400 square feet) into one bedroom, including kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, closet, and living space. The overall expenses will be around $35,000, depending on your customized demands and layout choices.

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Single garage conversion or double?

Most homeowners remain overwhelmed to make this decision whether they should convert the single standard garage or double. The former one comes on average 150 square feet maximum! This one is too tiny for a bedroom while left with minimum space to open doors! 

But if you own a home with double garage space, partly garage conversion into the bedroom is not a bad idea, though. You can leave here a few square feet to park your bike if required!

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When to go for garage conversion into bedroom

Two signs are there when you should and not! For instance:

  • If the parking for two-car families is zoned in your location, don’t convert your garage space. Instead, think of a second story for bedroom addition!
  • When plenty of space on the road for parking, converting the garage into a bedroom makes sense!

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