Slideshow: Steps of a Garage Remodel

Garage Remodeling: How is it done?

So you are deciding on whether or not a garage remodel or conversion could fit in with your hectic schedule, or busy lifestyle, but you're just not sure exactly what the process may be? This is a general guide to what a typical process for a garage remodel might look like. Of course, for more detailed information, give us a call, or speak with your contractor.  For full conversions, there are many, many more steps including additional plumbing (if you opt for that),  inspections, structural changes and more. This slideshow covers a basic remodel intended for increasing organizaion or storage space in a garage.

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Garage Remodeling Guide

Wondering what a garage remodel might look like for you? Here is a generalized idea of the steps involved with a garage remodel. Note: Not every garage remodel is the same! This guide is a very generalized, broad view of a remodeling project

Step 1: Empty Garage

The first step in any garage project is to empty the garage of all contents.

Step 2: Remove Drywall

The next step in your garage project, is to remove old drywall and insulation. This can be a lengthy process depending on the size of your garage

Step 3: Remove Old Floor

You didn't think we would stop at just removing drywall, did you? In most cases, new concrete will be poured for the floor. Out with the old, in with the new!

Step 4: Electrical Work

Before any insulation is put back on, the garage is wired. For complex remodeling or conversion projects, this can be one of the more time consuming, and expensive portions of remodeling a garage

Step 5: Garage Door

If you are converting your garage into an addition, or living space, then this step may not apply. Often times, home owners choose to have a wall installed over the space where the garage door once was. It is recommended you keep your garage door, and there are some fantastic garage door designs you may have no heard of before. Talk to your contractor to decide what is best for you

Step 6: insulation

Once the lengthy process of demolition is over, and your electrical is all taken care of, the next step is

Step 6.5: Windows

If you are doing a full on conversion, it is advisable to install a window to allow natural light into the unit. For remodeling projects, opt for a smaller window or none at all.

Step 7: Concrete Slab

Welcome your new concrete floor! After the old concrete is hauled away, and the structure is put into place, and the area is sectioned off, pouring the concrete is the next step

Step 8: Leveling Floors

If you're doing a full conversion, this is a very important step in the process. In order to make sure that the garage blends seamlessly into the existing house structure, the gap between the floors needs to be removed. Even if you're opting for a remodel, any time concrete or flooring is installed, it must be carefully leveled to ensure an even floor with no raised or lowered sections.

Step 9: Garage Floor

Most people don't just want a plain, matte concrete floor for their garage. Luckily there are a wide array of choices! Whether you go with a durable epoxy coating, opt for rubber mats, go with hardwood flooring, or carpeting (for conversions), or even an acid stain, your garage floor can really define your garage style

Step 10: Drywall

Now that your brand new floor is all nice and dry, a good next step is having the drywall installed in order to prepare for the paint.

Step 11: Paint

Time to let your creative ideas flow! Pick a durable paint, one that doesnt show too much dirt, and one that will compliment whichever flooring you have chosen!

Step 12: Shelving

If you are remodeling in order to create better organization or add storage, then your next step should be the installation of custom cabinets for your garage. Durable, beautiful, and functional; an essential aspect of a beautiful garage

Step 13: Enjoy

Now you can enjoy the beauty and convenience of a freshly remodeled garage that is everything you dreamed it would be. If you're doing a full conversion, then enjoy your new living space!
  • Wondering what a garage remodel might look like for you? Here is a generalized idea of the steps involved with a garage remodel. Note: Not every garage remodel is the same! This guide is a very generalized, broad view of a remodeling project
  • The first step in any garage project is to empty the garage of all contents.
  • The next step in your garage project, is to remove old drywall and insulation. This can be a lengthy process depending on the size of your garage
  • You didn't think we would stop at just removing drywall, did you? In most cases, new concrete will be poured for the floor.  Out with the old, in with the new!
  • Before any insulation is put back on, the garage is wired. For complex remodeling or conversion projects, this can be one of the more time consuming, and expensive portions of remodeling a garage
  • If you are converting your garage into an addition, or living space, then this step may not apply. Often times, home owners choose to have a wall installed over the space where the garage door once was. It is recommended you keep your garage door, and there are some fantastic garage door designs you may have no heard of before. Talk to your contractor to decide what is best for you
  • Once the lengthy process of demolition is over, and your electrical is all taken care of, the next step is
  • If you are doing a full on conversion, it is advisable to install a window to allow natural light into the unit. For remodeling projects, opt for a smaller window or none at all.
  • Welcome your new concrete floor! After the old concrete is hauled away, and the structure is put into place, and the area is sectioned off, pouring the concrete is the next step
  • If you're doing a full conversion, this is a very important step in the process. In order to make sure that the garage blends seamlessly into the existing house structure, the gap between the floors needs to be removed. Even if you're opting for a remodel, any time concrete or flooring is installed, it must be carefully leveled to ensure an even floor with no raised or lowered sections.
  • Most people don't just want a plain, matte concrete floor for their garage. Luckily there are a wide array of choices! Whether you go with a durable epoxy coating, opt for rubber mats, go with hardwood flooring, or carpeting (for conversions), or even an acid stain, your garage floor can really define your garage style
  • Now that your brand new floor is all nice and dry, a good next step is having the drywall installed in order to prepare for the paint.
  • Time to let your creative ideas flow! Pick a durable paint, one that doesnt show too much dirt, and one that will compliment whichever flooring you have chosen!
  • If you are remodeling in order to create better organization or add storage, then your next step should be the installation of custom cabinets for your garage. Durable, beautiful, and functional; an essential aspect of a beautiful garage
  • Now you can enjoy the beauty and convenience of a freshly remodeled garage that is everything you dreamed it would be. If you're doing a full conversion, then enjoy your new living space!

Hopefully this visual aid will help you to form a better idea of what may be involved in a basic garage remodeling project. 

Published: 4/27/2016
Author: Admin
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