If you have a two- or three-car garage, the time may have come when you don’t need this much space for your vehicles and other items. You don’t have to let this area go to waste by filling it up with random belongings or by letting it sit empty. There are many ways to convert your excess garage room into an additional living space. A garage addition can be a smart way to increase your home’s size and make it more functional. 

Look at Your Budget

Your first step should be to evaluate how much money you can spend on this project. A renovation of your garage could cost anywhere between a few thousand to tens of thousands, depending on your preferences and needs. Before you start spending money you don’t have, align your goals with your funds and make sure you are being fiscally wise. Plan for a little extra for unforeseen issues. 

Make Some Plans

Next, sketch out a design for your renovation. Map out how you’d like to transform your garage. You don’t have to be an artist to paint a picture of what the final product will look like. A professional can help you refine your plans once you get closer to starting the garage addition. 

Potential New Rooms

What was once reserved for vehicles, outdoor equipment, tools and other gear can now be just about anything you want. Former garage space can now become a home office or even an extra bedroom. Some people convert their garages into game rooms, media rooms or studies. Consider what makes the most sense to you so you can start consulting with a contractor about how to get started. 

A garage addition can be an exciting project for your home. To help you through this effort, follow these guidelines and steps. Also, make sure you choose a designer and contractor with the knowledge and experience of these renovations.