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How To Build A Garage Playroom And More In Honolulu

April 28, 2021

One of the quickest and most efficient methods to obtain more living space is changing your garage into another room. The framework is already in place--it just needs some updates to get the area comfortable. Get comfortable flooring, insulation, beautiful window treatments, and some personal decor, and you’ll soon have a spacious home office, family area, or garage playroom in Honolulu.

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Provide Air and Heat

Honolulu garages are cold in winter and muggy in summer. No one wants that for a home office or playroom. The starting point for your garage conversion is provide HVAC. You can extend your home’s HVAC ducts to your new room or get heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll have to add insulation to the walls and ceiling, too--particularly where the garage door was located. This will help maintain a desireable indoor temperature. For added insulation, use high-efficiency faux wood Polywood® shutters over the windows. Their patented weatherstripping defends against breezes and seals in indoor air to keep your family warm in winter and content in summer.

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Place Windows And Lighting

Your dark Honolulu garage will benefit from additional lighting before you can appreciate working and unwinding there. First start by lengthening the electrical wiring and affixing light fittings and outlets. You can keep fixtures clean for your Honolulu garage playroom or home office or get sleek light features and lamps if you intend to entertain here.

For a brighter ambiance, add windows to your updated garage and complete the windows with stunning Honolulu garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it simple to adjust natural light. Open the shutter panels to have a sunny room or divert glare from your television or work monitor with the louvers. When you require privacy at any point, or the sun is too bright, the panels and louvers close snugly to guard from light and the view inside.

Update The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors are a nuisance as living area. They are usually below the rest of the house and are made of concrete. To help revamped garages mesh with the rest of the living space, Honolulu homeowners typically add to the garage floor and lay down more liveable materials like laminate, vinyl planks, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Bear in mind, if you adjust the floor, you must have at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling height.

Speaking of the ceiling, that likely deserves some work as well. You can close off the ceiling with drywall or construct a drop ceiling. For extra storage, create attic space above your new ceiling.

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Complete Your Look With Furnishings And Decor

Your converted garage will be more inviting after you give it some personality. Choose a color palette that suits your new room’s intended use and bring in those colors with paint, furniture, decor, and window treatments.

Use a sleek desk and office chair, your favorite paint color, and crisp white plantation shutters to create a orderly home work environment. Lively paint and colorful throw pillows and sofas, rug, and storage boxes for toys convert your Honolulu garage into a playroom. Install durable Polywood shutters for window treatments that endure everything children throw at them. Or, for a cozy entertainment area, mix a warm neutral paint color with classy hardwood interior shutters and mount a TV and inviting sectional for family movie nights.

Discover Converted Garage Window Treatments In Honolulu At Sunburst Shutters Honolulu

Use window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Honolulu to refine your garage transformation. We have an abundance of styles for every remodeling task in your Honolulu home. Tell us how we can help with by reaching us at 808-797-2004 or submit the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.