4 Benefits of Remodeling Your Garage to Create Extra Living Space
Recently, Governor Pritzker announced that the Stay-at-Home Order in Illinois will continue through May 31. As COVID-19 cases continue to create problems across Illinois and the nation—and with a vaccine possibly more than a year away—residents throughout the state are having to adjust to a “new normal” that will require them to stay closer to home more often than they have before, and possibly for a much longer period of time than they ever anticipated. The need to be at home so often necessitates a re-evaluation of your garage space. Could you use it for more than parking? Are there parts that you could build out into extra living spaces that could help you during this trying era of “COVID quarantining?” The good news is, if you do decide to remodel your garage to create extra living space, the benefits will not only serve you now during this crisis, but they will also benefit you well into the future.
Why You Need to Build Out Your Garage Into Something Greater
Having the whole family at home all the time may make the idea of converting your garage into something more livable all the more desirable. However, this is not just a way to repurpose your garage during a “stay-at-home” order. Creating extra living space in your garage will have significant long-term benefits, including:
- Improving Your Home’s Market Value—Especially if everyone in your community has a typical garage, or if you already have a place to park your car without a garage, being one of the few houses on the market with a fully-featured extra living space in the garage will increase its market value. Professional realtors, appraisers, and prospective buyers will all be likely to place a higher value on a home with this additional space, and having an impressive “mancave” or home gym in the garage could be another huge selling point.
- Broadening Functionality—You may be able to use the attic in your garage to build out additional storage, or you could remodel the garage and convert it into a multipurpose room or an entirely different living space like a bedroom, or home office. There are many ways to make your garage more useful and more functional for your family.
- Increasing Square Footage—If you build out your garage in such a way as to add a bedroom or other major living space, this not only adds more monetary value to your home, but it also makes your home bigger. You will have more square footage of living space. Who does not want that?
- Building a Truly Livable Extra Space—Most importantly, creating additional living space in your garage will help you and your family feel even more at home. As you weather this pandemic, it is nice to know that you will be able to have an additional area where you can live your home life. This will open up your house in such a way that you will feel like you have a whole new home, when all you really did was build out a few things in the garage.
Contact a Downers Grove Garage Renovation Professional
As you get more and more creative about your home living environment during these difficult “shelter-in-place” times, think about all the ways you could improve your garage. Our DuPage County custom garage builders can help you build a new garage or renovate your existing garage to add additional living space. Contact Blue Sky Builders at 630-852-8485 for more information on the services we can provide.