How To Build A Garage Playroom And More In Kingsport

Jacob Hayes

One of the quickest and cheapest ways to create more living area is changing your garage into a usuable room. The framework is already there--it just requires some work to make the space livable. Add padded flooring, insulation, stunning window treatments, and some paint, and you’ll soon have a brand new home office, multipurpose space, or garage playroom in Kingsport.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Get Air and Heat

Kingsport garages are chilly in the fall and winter and stifling in warmer months. No one wants that for a home office or playroom. The starting point for your garage alteration is obtain heating and cooling. You can extend your home’s HVAC existing lines to your brand new area or place heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll need to attach insulation to the frame and ceiling, too--especially where the garage door was hung. This will help preserve a desireable room temperature. For extra insulation, try high-efficiency faux wood Polywood® shutters over the windows. Their patented weatherstripping stops breezes and holds in indoor air to keep your family cozy in winter and content in summer.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Add Windows And Lighting

Your dark Kingsport garage will benefit from more lighting before everyone can enjoy working and unwinding there. First start by lengthening the electrical wiring and placing light features and outlets. You may want to keep fittings modern for your Kingsport garage playroom or home office or add stylish light fittings and lamps if you plan to gather here.

For a lighter atmosphere, add windows to your former garage and cover the windows with stunning Kingsport garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it simple to tweak natural light. Open the shutter panels for a bright room or divert glare from your TV or work computer with the louvers. When you want privacy at night, or the sun is too bright, the panels and louvers close together to block light and the view to your room.

Update The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors present a dilemma as living area. They are commonly below the other parts of the house and are composed of concrete. To help revamped garages blend in with the rest of the living space, Kingsport homeowners commonly add to the garage floor and lay down more inviting elements like laminate, hardwood, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Keep in mind, if you adjust the floor, you are required at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling height.

On the topic of the ceiling, that most certainly deserves some renovating as well. You can close off the ceiling with drywall or build a drop ceiling. For more storage, create attic space over your new ceiling.

Timberland shutters in a den
 

Top It Off With Furnishings And Decor

Your renovated garage will become more inviting after you decorate. Choose a color palette that suits your new room’s function and sprinkle in those sparks with paint, furniture, accessories, and window treatments.

Use a trendy desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and clean white plantation shutters to bring in a orderly home office. Vivacious paint and colorful pillows and seating, rug, and storage chests for toys convert your Kingsport garage into a playroom. Install sturdy Polywood shutters for window treatments that endure everything children throw at them. Or, for a comfy entertainment space, pair a warm neutral palette with classy hardwood interior shutters and mount a TV and inviting sectional for family movie nights.

Get Converted Garage Window Treatments In Kingsport At Sunburst Shutters Kingsport

Use window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Kingsport to refine your garage glow up. We carry a wide variety of styles for any remodeling task in your Kingsport home. Let us know what we can help you find by reaching us at 276-685-5343 or submit the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.