How To Build A Garage Playroom And More In Fort Lauderdale

Danielle Micich

One of the fastest and cheapest avenues to create more living space is swapping your garage into an additional room. The framework is already built--it just needs some elbow grease to get the area accommodating. Add comfy flooring, insulation, gorgeous window treatments, and some color, and you’ll soon have a brand new home office, family area, or garage playroom in Fort Lauderdale.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Install Heating and Air

Fort Lauderdale garages are cold in sub-zero temperatures and muggy in the summer heat. Not ideal for any office or playroom. The starting point for your garage alteration is figure out HVAC. You can connect to your home’s HVAC ducts to your new space or get heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll want to add insulation to the walls and ceiling, too--especially where the garage door was located. This will help keep a comfortable room temperature. For additional insulation, get energy-efficient faux wood Polywood® shutters on top of the windows. Their patented weatherstripping keeps out drafts and traps indoor air to keep your family warm in winter and relaxed in summer.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Set Windows And Lighting

Your dark Fort Lauderdale garage will benefit from added lighting before the family can love working and relaxing there. Begin by extending the electrical wiring and affixing light fixtures and outlets. You can keep fittings clean for your Fort Lauderdale garage playroom or home office or install stylish light features and lamps if you intend to gather here.

For a lighter feel, place windows to your revamped garage and furnish them with adjustable Fort Lauderdale garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it easy to control incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels to get a inviting playroom or redirect glare off your screen or work computer with the louvers. When you require privacy at night, or the sun is too bright, the panels and louvers close snugly to block light and the view inside.

Update The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors pose a problem as living quarters. They are typically below the rest of the floors and are composed of concrete. To assist revamped garages come together with the rest of the living space, Fort Lauderdale homeowners commonly add to the garage floor and lay down more inviting components like laminate, wood, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Keep in mind, if you hike the floor, you are required at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling clearance.

While on the topic of the ceiling, that probably requires some work too. You can finish the ceiling with drywall or construct a drop ceiling. For extra storage, put in attic space above your new ceiling.

Timberland shutters in a den
 

Complete Your Look With Furnishings And Decor

Your converted garage will feel more like home after you give it some personality. Pick a color palette that suits your new room’s purpose and bring in those touches with paint, furniture, accessories, and window treatments.

Use a trendy desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and crisp white plantation shutters to bring in a pleasant home office. Bright paint and rich cushions and chairs, rug, and storage boxes for toys morph your Fort Lauderdale garage into a playroom. Add sturdy Polywood shutters for window treatments that can handle everything children throw at them. Or, for a comfy entertainment space, mix a warm neutral paint color with luxurious hardwood interior shutters and mount a TV and inviting sectional for family movie nights.

Find Converted Garage Window Treatments In Fort Lauderdale At Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale

Buy window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale to complete your garage transformation. We carry a plethora of styles for every remodeling task in your Fort Lauderdale home. Let us know what we can help you create by calling us at 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.