The RemodelMe Way
Looking to convert your spare garage space into a more useful and practical alternative? Congratulations, you’ve already made a great start.
Here at RemodelMe we have over a decade of experience of converting garages into more useful and valuable assets. From the initial design phase, to adding personalized finishing touches, our team will be with you every step of the process.
Top Garage Conversion Trends for 2020
When it comes to garage conversions, most Los Angeles homeowners are looking for the same thing; an extra bedroom. By adding another bedroom, not only can homeowners increase the value of their property, but they can also extra utility by creating a guest or rental suite. Better still, by adding bathroom facilities Los Angeles proprietors can effectively create an annex, which is ideal for securing long-term renters whilst maintaining the integrity of the main house.
Garage Conversion Ideas & Options
Tired of spending your hard-earned money on a gym membership you hardly ever use? Don’t want to share machinery and deal with other gym users? Why not convert your garage into a custom-built workout space? Many homeowners prefer a home gym and report huge fitness benefits gained due to the added ease of use. What’s more, a conversion of this nature can be achieved for comparatively little as no specific wiring or plumbing needs to be undertaken.
“If it makes money, it makes sense” as the old saying goes, and converting a garage into a rental suite is a great way to convert empty space into a revenue-generating asset. You may opt to try and secure a long-term tenant for your newly created space. Alternatively, you could use apps such as Airbnb to rent it out on a night-per-night basis to give you extra flexibility for those nights you have guests or relatives in town visiting.
A rise in flexi-working and home-based entrepreneurs is driving up demand for home offices. Not only are home buyers on the lookout for properties with these types of rooms, they also offer a great outlet for those who work from home to get their head down, tucked away from the distractions provided in the main living areas of the house. A home office doesn’t always use up all of the available garage space, meaning you can squeeze in some extra utility intro the room too.
Whether you want a room to sink some pool balls, or you (or more likely your kids) are crazy about video games, creating a dedicated room is a great way to declutter living areas and centralize these entertainment formats into one space. A games room helps to solve the problem of kids wanting to use the main television to play their console games. This way parents can reclaim the living room whilst creating a space for their kids to play to their heart’s content.
Ask a RemodelMe Garage Conversion Contractor: The FAQ's
A great question! Garage conversions offer so many different outcomes, which means the costs for carrying out a project of this nature are extremely variable. Factors that have a significant bearing on the total outlay include: the the square footage of your renovation space, the amount of materials needed for the conversion and whether you need the help of specialists such as plumbers. Geography can also play its part, with garage conversions more costly in affluent neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills.
With a garage conversion, you’ve got a really great opportunity to use your imagination! Your new room can serve whichever purpose you desire. Therefore, start with your overall goal for converting your garage, before moving on to potential designs. Make a list of items you feel are missing from your current set up and let our team help to turn your vision into a reality. Don’t forget there is always the potential for your renovated garage to serve multiple purposes.
Of course, many Los Angeles homeowners are worried about how long contractors will be on site for a project of this nature. The timescale will depend largely of the extent of your renovations. Home gym conversions can be achieved in little over a week, whereas more far-reaching conversions which require plumbing, wiring and structural alterations can take 6 to 8 weeks. Of course, the larger the garage, the longer the project is likely to take.
How to Choose a Garage Contractor
Selecting a contractor for a garage conversion is a big decision! The work they’ll perform has the potential to impact your home for decades to come, so you’ll want to ensure that you’re working with qualified professionals.
At RemodelMe, we think it’s important that you feel comfortable – not only with the end result of our work, but also throughout the remodeling process. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, we can provide all of the following credentials upon request, allowing you to start your remodeling project with trust!