How To Set Up A Garage Playroom And More In Charlotte

Neil Blackwelder

One of the fastest and most efficient ways to get more living space is swapping your garage into another room. The structure is already built--it just takes some elbow grease to make the area livable. Throw down comfy flooring, insulation, gorgeous window treatments, and some personal decor, and you’ll soon have a spacious home office, family area, or garage playroom in Charlotte.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Get Heating And Cooling

Charlotte garages are chilly in the fall and winter and muggy in warmer months. That’s less than ideal for any office or playroom. The starting point for your garage conversion is figure out heating and cooling. You can extend your home’s HVAC existing lines to your new room or place heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll need to attach insulation to the walls and ceiling, too--especially where the garage door used to be. This will help preserve a comfortable room temperature. For additional insulation, use energy-efficient faux wood Polywood® shutters over the windows. Their patented weatherstripping stops breezes and holds in indoor air to keep your family warm in winter and relaxed in summer.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Place Windows And Lighting

Your dark Charlotte garage will benefit from additional lighting before the family can enjoy working and relaxing there. Start by running the electrical wiring and installing light fittings and outlets. You may keep fittings clean for your Charlotte garage playroom or home office or get statement light features and lamps if you intend to host here.

For a brighter atmosphere, place windows to your revamped garage and complete them with adjustable Charlotte garage window treatments. Plantation shutters keep it simple to tweak incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels to get a bright family space or redirect glare off your television or work computer with the louvers. When you require privacy at at any point, or the sun is too bright, the slats and louvers shut snugly to keep out light and the view to your room.

Spruce Up The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors pose a nuisance as living area. They are usually lower than the other parts of the home and are composed of concrete. To assist converted garages mesh with the rest of the living space, Charlotte homeowners commonly add to the garage floor and lay down more liveable elements like laminate, wood, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Just remember, if you hike the floor, you still need at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling clearance.

While on the topic of the ceiling, that likely requires some renovating as well. You can complete the ceiling with drywall or construct a drop ceiling. For additional storage, create attic space above your new ceiling.

Timberland shutters in a den
 

Top It Off With Furnishings And Decor

Your renovated garage will feel more comfortable after you give it some personality. Pick a color palette that suits your new room’s intended use and sprinkle in those touches with paint, furniture, memorabilia, and window treatments.

Employ a modern desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and crisp white plantation shutters to create a orderly home work environment. Bright paint and colorful throw pillows and chairs, rug, and storage boxes for toys convert your Charlotte garage into a playroom. Install sturdy Polywood shutters for window treatments that can handle everything children throw at them. Or, for a comfy entertainment space, combine a warm neutral color family with classy hardwood interior shutters and set up a TV and inviting sectional for family movie nights.

Get Converted Garage Window Treatments In Charlotte At Sunburst Shutters Charlotte

Get window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Charlotte to complete your garage conversion. We have an abundance of styles for every remodeling project in your Charlotte home. Let us know what we can help with by calling us at 980-231-1116 or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.