How To Build A Garage Playroom And More In Miami

David White

One of the quickest and most efficient avenues to create more living area is changing your garage into an additional room. The structure is already built--it just requires some updates to get the space accommodating. Throw down comfy flooring, heating and cooling, stunning window treatments, and some personal decor, and you’ll soon have a spacious home office, family area, or garage playroom in Miami.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Provide Heating And Cooling

Miami garages are frigid in the fall and winter and muggy in summer. Not ideal for a home office or playroom. The first thing to do for your garage transformation is figure out temperature regulation. You can extend your home’s HVAC existing lines to your brand new area or get heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll want to affix insulation to the walls and ceiling, too--in particular where the garage door was located. This will help preserve a desireable room temperature. For added insulation, get energy-efficient faux wood Polywood® shutters on the windows. Their patented weatherstripping stops breezes and seals in inside air to keep your family comfortable in winter and content in summer.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Add Windows And Lighting

Your dark Miami garage will require more lighting before everyone can appreciate working and playing there. Begin by extending the electrical wiring and installing light features and outlets. You may keep fittings simple for your Miami garage playroom or home office or install statement light fixtures and lamps if you intend to entertain here.

For a cheerier atmosphere, add windows to your revamped garage and complete the windows with versatile Miami garage window treatments. Plantation shutters keep it a breeze to adjust incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels to have a sunny family space or divert glare off your television or work computer with the louvers. When you require privacy at for a meeting, or the sun is too bright, the slats and louvers close together to guard from light and the view inside.

Spruce Up The Ceiling And Floor

Garage floors present a dilemma as living quarters. They are usually below the remainder of the house and are composed of concrete. To assist updated garages blend in with the rest of the living space, Miami homeowners commonly add to the garage floor and place more inviting components like laminate, vinyl planks, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Just remember, if you raise the floor, you are required at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling clearance.

While on the topic of the ceiling, that likely deserves some work as well. You can close off the ceiling with drywall or construct a drop ceiling. For more storage, build attic space above your new ceiling.

Timberland shutters in a den
 

Complete Your Look With Furnishings And Decor

Your revamped garage will feel more comfortable after you give it some personality. Select a color palette that suits your new room’s function and sprinkle in those colors with paint, furniture, decor, and window treatments.

Get a sleek desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and crisp white plantation shutters to create a orderly home workspace. Lively palettes and colorful pillows and sofas, rug, and storage boxes for toys convert your Miami garage into a playroom. Add resilient Polywood shutters for window treatments that can handle little hands. Or, for a snug entertainment room, combine a warm neutral palette with classy hardwood interior shutters and mount a TV and comfy sectional for family movie nights.

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Get window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Miami to perfect your garage conversion. We have a wide variety of styles for every remodeling job in your Miami home. Let us know how we can help with by contacting us at 305-520-7515 or submit the form below to claim a free in-home consultation.