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How To Set Up A Garage Playroom And More In New York

April 28, 2021

One of the speediest and most efficient methods to get more living space is converting your garage into an additional room. The framework is already in place--it just needs some work to get the spot livable. Throw down padded flooring, temperature controls, beautiful window treatments, and some color, and you’ll soon have a beautiful home office, family room, or garage playroom in New York.

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Get Heating And Cooling

New York garages are chilly in the fall and winter and stifling in summer. No one wants that for any office or playroom. The starting point for your garage alteration is figure out heating and cooling. You can extend your home’s HVAC ductwork to your new area or install heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll need to attach insulation to the walls and ceiling, too--particularly where the garage door was hung. This will help maintain a pleasant room temperature. For additional insulation, use energy-efficient faux wood Polywood® shutters on top of the windows. Their patented weatherstripping stops drafts and traps indoor air to keep your family comfortable in winter and relaxed in summer.

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Set Windows And Lighting

Your dark New York garage will need added lighting before you can love working and relaxing there. First start by running the electrical wiring and placing light features and outlets. You may keep fixtures modern for your New York garage playroom or home office or get sleek light fittings and lamps if you plan to entertain here.

For a brighter ambiance, install windows to your former garage and furnish them with versatile New York garage window treatments. Plantation shutters keep it a breeze to tweak incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels for a bright family space or divert glare off your screen or work computer with the louvers. When you want privacy at night, or the sun shines too much, the panels and louvers fit snugly to keep out light and the view inside.

Spruce Up The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors present a dilemma as living quarters. They are commonly lower than the rest of the house and are composed of concrete. To help converted garages mesh with the rest of the house, New York homeowners commonly add to the garage floor and install more liveable elements like laminate, vinyl planks, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Bear in mind, if you hike the floor, you are required at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling height.

While on the topic of the ceiling, that likely needs some updating too. You can finish the ceiling with drywall or build a drop ceiling. For additional storage, build attic space over your new ceiling.

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Finish With Furnishings And Decor

Your renovated garage will become more comfortable after you decorate. Choose a color palette that fits your new room’s intended use and sprinkle in those touches with paint, furniture, decor, and window treatments.

Get a modern desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and smart white plantation shutters to create a orderly home office. Bright paint and vibrant cushions and sofas, rug, and storage bins for toys morph your New York garage into a playroom. Install durable Polywood shutters for window treatments that can handle little hands. Or, for a snug entertainment space, pair a warm neutral paint color with classy hardwood interior shutters and add a TV and inviting sectional for family movie nights.

Get Converted Garage Window Treatments In New York At Sunburst Shutters New York

Get window treatments from Sunburst Shutters New York to refine your garage conversion. We have a plethora of styles for every remodeling project in your New York home. Let us know how we can help you find by contacting us at 631-246-3930 or complete the form below to get a free in-home consultation.