Friday, August 21, 2009

You Can Turn Your Garage Into An Extra Room

By Stuart Victor

With the economy being so bad right now, few people are moving houses in order to upgrade. This means they will have to figure out how to make do without the extra room they need or find a way to add on to their house. One of the options is to use the garage if it is big enough, to put a small room in it or on top of it.

Using your garage as an extra room can work well if you can include outside access to it. That way you can use it as a true guesthouse where your guests can come and go as they please. This works very well for people who have a lot of relatives that need a place to stay while they are in town visiting.

More and more children are moving back in with their parents because of the economy and turning the garage into a bedroom or apartment they can live in is a good solution. To do it correctly though, you have to make sure it is properly heated in the winter so that it is livable.

If you are thinking of garage apartment ideas, you need to consider what type of garage you have and what kind of room you want to turn it into. Some people have detached garages and with those you have more options than with one that is connected and part of the house. Most houses do not have a garage where you can add on to it in any way and in that situation you are limited with what you can do.

There are also some other good garage ideas that guys will like for the extra space such as turning it into a hobby shop, game room, or workout area. Garages are typically the place where guys can go to get away and do whatever they want. If turning your extra garage space into another room isnt the best choice, perhaps one of the other options can be used to make your home a more exciting place to live.

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