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How To Set Up A Garage Playroom And More In Seattle

April 28, 2021

One of the quickest and cheapest methods to get more living area is swapping your garage into a usuable room. The framework is already in place--it just requires some elbow grease to make the spot comfortable. Throw down comfortable flooring, insulation, beautiful window treatments, and some color, and you’ll soon have a beautiful home office, multipurpose area, or garage playroom in Seattle.

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Provide Heating and Air

Seattle garages are frigid in sub-zero temperatures and stifling in the summer heat. No one wants that for any office or playroom. The first thing to do for your garage alteration is figure out heating and cooling. You can extend your home’s HVAC ductwork to your brand new area or install heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll have to attach insulation to the frame and ceiling, too--especially where the garage door was located. This will help preserve a comfortable room temperature. For extra insulation, try high-efficiency faux wood Polywood® shutters on the windows. Their patented weatherstripping stops air leaks and traps indoor air to keep your family warm in winter and cool in summer.

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Add Windows And Lighting

Your dark Seattle garage will benefit from more lighting before the family can appreciate working and playing there. Start by running the electrical wiring and installing light fittings and electrical plugs. You may want to keep fixtures clean for your Seattle garage playroom or home office or add sleek light fixtures and lamps if you intend to entertain here.

For a lighter ambiance, add windows to your revamped garage and cover the windows with adjustable Seattle garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it simple to tweak incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels to have a sunny family space or deflect glare from your TV or work computer with the louvers. When you require privacy at night, or the sun shines too much, the slats and louvers shut tightly to guard from light and the view inside.

Spruce Up The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors pose a nuisance as living area. They are typically lower than the remainder of the home and are made of concrete. To help converted garages come together with the rest of the home, Seattle homeowners typically raise the garage floor and lay down more comfortable materials like laminate, vinyl planks, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Keep in mind, if you raise the floor, you must have at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling clearance.

Speaking of the ceiling, that most certainly deserves some renovating as well. You can close off the ceiling with drywall or construct a drop ceiling. For extra storage, put in attic space over your new ceiling.

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Complete Your Look With Furnishings And Decor

Your converted garage will become more like home after you add some flair. Pick a color palette that suits your new room’s intended use and bring in those colors with paint, furniture, memorabilia, and window treatments.

Get a modern desk and office chair, your favorite paint color, and clean white plantation shutters to create a orderly home workspace. Bright paint and vibrant pillows and chairs, rug, and storage chests for toys convert your Seattle garage into a playroom. Get resilient Polywood shutters for window treatments that can handle kids. Or, for a snug entertainment room, combine a warm neutral palette with luxurious hardwood interior shutters and add a TV and relaxing sectional for family movie nights.

Get Converted Garage Window Treatments In Seattle At Sunburst Shutters Washington

Get window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Washington to refine your garage conversion. We have a plethora of styles for any remodeling project in your Seattle home. Let us know what we can help you create by contacting us at 360-464-2277 or submit the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.