Tips For Converting A Garage Into A Bedroom

Top Tips For Converting A Garage Into A Bedroom

It’s a conundrum as old as time: You bought a house with a two-car garage and now you don’t even have one car. Or maybe you’ve got one but it lives in the driveway. So, how do you make better use of all this wasted space? Well, converting a garage into a bedroom is easier than you think! But before you begin renovating, check out these tried-and-true tips for converting your garage into your new favorite room in the house.

Table of contents

1. Plan the space carefully

2. Let there be light

3. Treat the floor right

4. Choose bedroom furniture

5.Include storage in your garage conversion plan

Frequently Asked Questions​

1. How hard is it to turn a garage into a bedroom?

2. Is it worth turning the garage into a room?

3. How much will it cost?

1. Plan the space carefully

You should measure your garage carefully, and plan out how to make it work. Make sure that you have enough space for everything that you need, including storage, a desk, and a bed. You also want to make sure there’s enough light in the room so that when it’s dark outside, there are no shadows cast across the room. The last thing you want is to get home after work only to discover that your housemate has accidentally turned off all of the lights while they were doing some cleaning!
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2. Let there be light

The best way to make sure that you get the most out of your converted garage is to let it soak in as much natural light as possible. Large windows, skylights, and mirrors are all great ways of making your bedroom feel bigger and brighter at the same time.

To make the room warmer and inviting, use lighting that can be dimmed or turned off remotely if there are any distractions around (or if it’s just too bright outside).
A good idea is to have a dusk-to-dawn sensor fitted as well so that lights don’t come on until they’re needed – which will save you money on electricity bills too!

choosing the right flooring for your garage/bedroom

3. Treat the floor right

Your flooring is the first thing you’ll see when you walk into your new bedroom. It’s got to look good and feel great, so take your time finding one that’s right for you. What kind of things make a good floor? First, it needs to be durable enough to stand up to wear and tear from everyday use. 

Second, it should be in keeping with the style of the rest of the room—you don’t want something that clashes with your curtains or other decorations.

Finally, it should be easy on the eyes but not too flashy; if people only see this room when they visit or sleep over occasionally, then there’s no reason why they shouldn’t enjoy themselves while they’re in there!

Choosing the right furniture for your bedroom/ garage

4. Choose bedroom furniture

The first step is to choose bedroom furniture. This can be done by bringing your measurements and style preferences along with you when shopping around, or by creating a Pinterest board of images that represent what you want. Once all of the pieces are chosen (bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, chest of drawers, and bedside table), they need to be arranged in the room before construction so they can be placed where they will fit best once it’s finished.

5. Include storage in your garage conversion plan

It’s important to think about storage in your garage conversion plan. You’ll want enough space to store clothes, shoes, and bedding. If you’re going to have a bathroom in the room, you’ll need more storage for linens and towels. An organizer like a closet system or wardrobe will help keep things organized and prevent clutter from taking over your new bedroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. How hard is it to turn a garage into a bedroom?

The short answer: not very. It’s a great way to save money and can be done by anyone with the right tools and know-how, but it will take some time.

The long answer: if you have an empty garage or shed that could easily be converted into a bedroom, then all you need is a contractor to come in and do the conversion work. You’ll also need some basic supplies like lumber, flooring, windows, and doors (if needed), paint or wallpaper (if desired), and electrical work if required. Otherwise, it should be pretty straightforward for someone with experience doing this kind of construction work in their own home before asking for help from family members/friends who don’t know much about construction either unless they happen to specialize.

2. Is it worth turning the garage into a room?

In many cases, yes. If you have an extra room in your home but not enough space for a separate living space, this is a great way to add extra value to your house and make better use of what you already have. Since garages are often built onto houses as an afterthought, they can be more difficult to convert than other spaces that are fully integrated into the design of a home from the ground up. 

However, if you’re willing to put in some elbow grease and come up with creative solutions for how to turn your garage into an efficient sleeping area, there’s no reason why this shouldn’t be an ideal solution for getting more value out of what was originally intended as just storage space.

3. How much will it cost?

The costs involved in converting your garage into a bedroom vary depending on what materials and labor costs are required by local contractors (or if DIYing yourself). A rough estimate would be between $5-$20 per square foot depending on factors like whether or not there’s insulation or heating/cooling equipment present; whether any windows need replacing; etc.

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