Transform Your Garage Into the Perfect Recreation Room

Transform Your Garage Into the Perfect Recreation Room. Today’s guest blog is by Julian Lane of The Fix It Champ. The opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Gainesville Restoration and Remodeling.

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Transform Your Garage Into the Perfect Recreation Room

If you’re one of the 80 percent of Americans who occupy a home with a garage, you may be considering the benefits of converting the space into another type of room — especially if you don’t regularly use the garage for storage or parking a vehicle. For instance, transforming your garage into a game or rec room may be beneficial to you if your home lacks space for a pool table or one or more classic arcade game cabinets.

 

Before converting your garage into the ultimate game room, there are several important things you’ll need to consider. If you live in a colder climate, for instance, you’ll need to think about the steps you must take to heat the garage in the winter, especially if you plan on using the room year-round. You may even choose to cover the cement flooring with area rugs or carpeting to make the space more comfortable. If you live in a warmer climate, you’ll need to explore methods of keeping the room cool and comfortable — even during the hot summer months.

 

For more tips on transforming your garage space into the ultimate rec room, read on!

Analyze Your Garage Space

Before making any permanent transformations, you’ll need to analyze the garage to determine whether the space can be converted into a rec or game room. To do so, think about the types of furniture and accessories you’d like to see in the converted garage. Are you hoping to fill the space with a pool table and one or two arcade games, or would you like to bring in a wide variety of game tables? Next, measure the room to determine whether you have enough space to work with. While the actual amount of space you need varies depending on the type of room you’d like to create, Houzz recommends designating at least 300 square feet for table tennis or a pool table. If you’d like your rec room to include table tennis, shuffleboard, foosball, a pool table, and several arcade games, your room should measure around 32 feet by 32 feet.

Move Everything Out

If you find that your garage would make the perfect space for a new rec room, it’s time to clear everything out before moving forward with the conversion. During this time, you may choose to hire professional movers to assist you in removing the heavier items from your garage — especially if you’ll be moving the furniture up or down flights of stairs or into storage. Plus, professionals movers can help you to clear out your garage more quickly than you would on your own. When hiring movers to assist you, use the internet to look for reputable professionals in your area. Thanks to the internet, it’s never been easier to find affordable moving companies no matter where you live. As another option, you may choose to get recommendations from trusted friends and relatives who have hired professional movers in the past.

Build Your Dream Rec Room

Once your garage is cleared out and you finally have space to work with, you can begin to build your dream rec room. However, your city may require you to obtain a building permit before you can convert your garage into another room, so it’s important to contact your local zoning department before making any changes. Next, you can finally begin to purchase your rec room games, furniture, and decor if you haven’t already done so. Depending on how much space you have to work with, you may choose to bring in a table and chairs for lounging, a small bar for entertaining, and a sound system for listening to your favorite music.

 

Compared to other home renovations, converting a garage into a rec room may sound like an easier remodeling project, but you still do not want to tackle it on your own. It’s important to also plan your project before getting started, as this will help you to get the most out of your brand new space.

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Transform Your Garage Into the Perfect Recreation Room