Is my garage a good area to expand my home in Charlotte NC?
A general contractor can come in useful when you wish to expand your home. While many have the space and budget to expand around the side of the house, others try to use they space they have. A garage conversion can be the ideal way of expanding without changing the style of your home.
If you are thinking of doing this, then read of for some of the things you need to know about before contacting your local home remodelers.
A general contractor can do all windows, lighting and electricity
These can be three of the main things that will be required to some extent. While some garages have a window, many only have solid walls. To add natural light, windows will need adding, and they offer a means of escape incase anything goes wrong.
Lighting falls under the same umbrella, and you don’t always want to be using artificial lighting. Garages tend to have a central bulb, so adding many other lighting features may mean new cable routing by your local Charlotte NC contractor.
No room can run without electricity, a garage will require new wall outlets adding, and the number will depend on the kind of conversion you have.
Plumbing, heating and cooling from a reliable contractor
You can’t have one of these without the other. Garages are cold rooms and once they have insulation, they will need heating for the winter, as well as some way to be cool in the summer. Because it is not part of your home, it will need a separate way to heat and cool, or it will mean your local general contractor will need to add it into your existing system.
Plumbing can come with this, depending on the type of heating, and if you plan on the garage to be a granny flat. If this is the case, it will need plumbing for a separate bathroom.
Your home remodeling contractors do walls, floors, and ceilings
Garages are not often built with the same kinds of materials used in your home. Floors will be bare concrete and walls are often low-quality drywall. At the same time, the floor, walls and ceiling all require insulation, and the largest area is where the garage door is located.
This can be sealed, or it can be removed and a new wall added by your general contractor, yet this does change the appearance of your home. Underground heating is a great option and it takes care of other issues at the same time.
Locating my local Charlotte NC home renovation contractors
If you have a garage, and you think you may have a conversion, now can be the ideal time before wet and colder weather strikes. You can get the outside finished, and it will be warmer and watertight so work can carry on indoors.
If you want to see how a professional general contractor does it, contact RCB Construction Management, and they will be happy to run through all that a garage conversion requires while still being up to code.