Does your home have a garage that is spacious enough to be transformed into a room for living? Convert your garage into a kitchen, a home office, a gym, another bedroom, or a living room for the family, At Acura Developments, we are renowned for our unique garage conversion ideas. We convert your garage into a comfortable, relaxing, and cozy room which you can occupy or rent out for extra money.
Converting a garage with the appropriate garage conversion ideas is beneficial and effective in several ways. It should not be likened to a white elephant project. Acura Developments will help you with the appropriate garage conversion ideas and plans on how to convert your garage. We place specific emphasis on planning.
A garage is a part of your home that houses your vehicle or vehicles. Therefore planning with the correct garage conversion ideas is an integral part of creating a home extension with good thermal comfort, cozy, and aligns with the original home structure.
Below are eight garage conversion ideas from Acura Developments to be put into consideration when planning to convert your garage.
The type of cooling system to be considered to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature when converting your garage depends on whether your garage is attached to your home or not. If the garage is joined to the main building with existing cooling and heating system, the current temperature control system should be utilized. This is more effective if there is a functional Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system (also known as an HVAC system) in your home.
If a garage is not attached to the main building, consider other cooling and heating options like a room air conditioner or set up a luminous floor heating system.
From experience, we advise you to insulate the walls, floors, and ceilings of your garage before setting up any of these artificial cooling and heating systems. Failure to do this will result in a hike in your electricity bill.
Converting your garage into a room or space that is habitable comes with an increase in the consumption of electrical power. At Acura Developments, we have licensed and professional electrical technicians that are proficient in the coordination of the wiring, circuits, and electrical outlets of your garage conversion project. Avoid doing this by yourself to prevent an electrical accident that can cause a fire outbreak, if you are not a qualified and licensed electrician.
For garage conversion ideas and plans that involve the construction of a bathroom or a kitchen, organizing the plumbing lines is necessary. A licensed and qualified plumber can assist you to coordinate the plumbing lines for the supply of water and drainage. Consult Acura Developments for this.
A building permit is required for you to carry out your garage conversion ideas and plans. Your regional housing council will want to know the reason for converting your home garage, and how you plan to achieve your garage conversion ideas. This process is to ensure that you comply with Australia’s building code-Building Code of Australia (BCA)
There are no windows in garages. They only have a large door. Consider adding windows when turning your garage into a comfortable and cozy space that allows natural light in. This makes the room feel and look like a living space rather than a garage. Replace the door of the garage with an insulated wall. The insulated wall should have a sliding door or a window from the floor to the ceiling. Consider using a double glazed window to enhance the energy efficiency of the room.
About BCA standards for insulation and moisture, garage walls (with singular-course brickwork) do not meet the requirements. In Acura Developments, we add internally insulated studded walls. For a garage that is quite huge, partitions are added to create more space and rooms.
Replace the garage door with a standard door(s) if you want to convert your garage to a living room. Place the door in a convenient position. You can access the converted garage by the side of the existing home or the garage door.
Upon completion of the structural work, the layout for the new room is mapped out. Acura Developments is considered the best in this. We bring out the floor plan and place where furniture, electronics, and other home equipment and appliances will be positioned.
Acura Developments makes the processes involved in converting your garage to a habitable space easy. Our experienced drafting and design professionals are very much familiar with Australia’s building codes. Getting approvals for our garage conversion projects is immediate and without any hassle. We make this process affordable for you. It is less costly when compared to a total renovation or extension of a single-storey building. Considering the above-listed garage conversion ideas, your plans for your garage conversion are already a success.
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