How To Build A Garage Playroom And More In Salt Lake City

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One of the fastest and easiest ways to get more living space is converting your garage into another room. The frame is already there--it just needs some work to make the spot accommodating. Throw down comfy flooring, heating and cooling, beautiful window treatments, and some personal decor, and you’ll soon have a spacious home office, multipurpose room, or garage playroom in Salt Lake City.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Get Air and Heat

Salt Lake City garages are chilly in the fall and winter and hot in summer. Not ideal for any office or playroom. The starting point for your garage transformation is obtain HVAC. You can connect to your home’s HVAC ductwork to your new area or get heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll have to attach insulation to the walls and ceiling, too--particularly where the garage door was located. This will help maintain a pleasant indoor temperature. For added insulation, use energy-efficient faux wood Polywood® shutters over the windows. Their patented weatherstripping keeps out breezes and seals in inside air to keep your family cozy in winter and relaxed in summer.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Set Windows And Lighting

Your dark Salt Lake City garage will require more lighting before everyone can appreciate working and unwinding there. First start by lengthening the electrical wiring and placing light fixtures and outlets. You may want to keep fixtures simple for your Salt Lake City garage playroom or home office or install statement light features and lamps if you intend to entertain here.

For a brighter feel, add windows to your updated garage and furnish the windows with stunning Salt Lake City garage window treatments. Plantation shutters keep it simple to tweak natural light. Open the shutter panels for a bright playroom or redirect glare from your TV or work computer with the louvers. When you need privacy at at any point, or the sun is too bright, the slats and louvers fit tightly to guard from light and the view to your room.

Spruce Up The Ceiling And Floor

Garage floors are a dilemma as living quarters. They are usually lower than the remainder of the floors and are comprised of concrete. To help converted garages blend in with the rest of the living space, Salt Lake City homeowners often hike up the garage floor and lay down more comfortable materials like laminate, hardwood, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Bear in mind, if you raise the floor, you must have at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling height.

While on the topic of the ceiling, that likely needs some work as well. You can close off the ceiling with drywall or add in a drop ceiling. For more storage, create attic space above your new ceiling.

Timberland shutters in a den
 

Top It Off With Furnishings And Decor

Your revamped garage will feel more inviting after you add some flair. Pick a color palette that meshes with your new room’s purpose and sprinkle in those sparks with paint, furniture, accessories, and window treatments.

Use a modern desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and clean white plantation shutters to bring in a invigorating home workspace. Bright paint and colorful throw pillows and sofas, rug, and storage bins for toys convert your Salt Lake City garage into a playroom. Get sturdy Polywood shutters for window treatments that withstand kids. Or, for a comfy entertainment space, pair a warm neutral palette with luxurious hardwood interior shutters and add a TV and comfy sectional for family movie nights.

Find Converted Garage Window Treatments In Salt Lake City At Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City

Use window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City to refine your garage conversion. We stock a plethora of styles for every remodeling job in your Salt Lake City home. Tell us how we can help you create by contacting us at 801-515-3598 or submit the form below to claim a free in-home consultation.