How To Set Up A Garage Playroom And More In Honolulu

Darren Wong

One of the quickest and most efficient avenues to obtain more living space is swapping your garage into a usuable room. The frame is already built--it just needs some updates to get the spot comfortable. Throw down comfortable flooring, temperature controls, beautiful window treatments, and some personal decor, and you’ll soon have a spacious home office, family area, or garage playroom in Honolulu.

Plantation shutters in a sitting room

Provide Air and Heat

Honolulu garages are cold in winter and stifling in summer. No one wants that for a home office or playroom. The starting point for your garage conversion is provide temperature regulation. 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--in particular where the garage door was hung. This will help maintain a desireable room temperature. For extra insulation, use high-efficiency faux wood Polywood® shutters on top of the windows. Their patented weatherstripping defends against breezes and holds in 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 Honolulu garage will benefit from additional lighting before you can appreciate working and relaxing there. First start by running the electrical wiring and placing light features and electrical plugs. You can keep fixtures modern for your Honolulu garage playroom or home office or install sleek light features and lamps if you intend to entertain here.

For a cheerier ambiance, add windows to your updated garage and furnish the windows with stunning Honolulu garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it a breeze to tweak natural light. Open the shutter panels to have a sunny family space or deflect glare away from your screen or work monitor with the louvers. When you need privacy at for a meeting, or the sun proves to be too bright, the panels and louvers close snugly to keep out light and the view inside.

Update The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors are a nuisance as living quarters. They are usually below the rest of the house and are made of concrete. To help updated garages come together with the rest of the home, Honolulu homeowners commonly add to the garage floor and place more liveable materials like laminate, vinyl planks, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Bear in mind, if you hike 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 complete the ceiling with drywall or construct a drop ceiling. For extra storage, create attic space above your new ceiling.

Timberland shutters in a den

Complete Your Look With Furnishings And Decor

Your converted garage will become 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 invigorating home work environment. Lively paint and colorful pillows and seating, rug, and storage chests for toys morph your Honolulu garage into a playroom. Install durable Polywood shutters for window treatments that can handle kids. Or, for a cozy entertainment space, mix a warm neutral paint color with luxurious hardwood interior shutters and mount a TV and relaxing sectional for family movie nights.

Discover Converted Garage Window Treatments In Honolulu At Sunburst Shutters Honolulu

Use window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Honolulu to perfect your garage transformation. We stock an abundance of styles for every remodeling task in your Honolulu home. Let us know how we can help you create by reaching us at 808-797-2004 or complete the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.