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4 Ways to Convert Your Garage Into an Apartment

May 10, 2022

If you and your family have been using your car garages as a storage unit, you’re not alone. About one-fourth of homeowners have so much of their belongings in the garage that there’s no space for a vehicle. If you want to make the most of your garage space, you can convert your garage into an apartment. Los Angeles ADU Builder can help you prepare for the remodel and change your garage into a dream apartment.

Start Decluttering

Once you decide that you’re going to turn your existing garage into an apartment, you’ll have to start decluttering the space. Assess all of the items in your garage and throw away any items you no longer use. You can give your unused clothing, shoes, or appliances in the garage to a local charity.

Remove the Garage Door

Once your garage is organized, you can start making it look more like an apartment by removing the garage door. It is usually best to replace the door with a wall to provide the new apartment space with more insulation. Los Angeles ADU Builder can help you choose wall materials that are ideal for your renovated space.

Check the Flooring for Conversion

Even if you go in your garage often, you may not notice that the floor is sloped slightly downward. This allows any water that gets into the existing structure or garage to travel outside. If you have the type of garage that includes a sloped floor, you can speak to the team at Los Angeles ADU Builder to talk about leveling your floors. You can also add features like parking spot to the garage area to make the renovated garage look more like a residential space.

This step in the garage conversion process helps to showcase the square footage while making the area into a more suitable single-family residential space. The more appealing the renovated space is, the higher your chances are of receiving rental income from the property.

Get Plumbing and Electric Service in the Garage

Make sure the garage has the same amenities as your house if you’re turning your garage into a granny flat or a living area for guests. In addition to installing air conditioning, you’ll also need electric and plumbing services for a functional kitchen and bathroom. The Los Angeles ADU Builder team can advise you on the building permits you’ll need for these construction features.

Converting Your Garage Space Into an Apartment

A home remodeling project like garage conversion can instantly increase your property value and save money. You can also choose from floor plans that will allow your teenager or visiting relative to experience the amenities of an apartment unit.

A garage apartment can also help you earn extra income if you rent the space out to tenants. No matter what your goals are for your renovated garage space, Los Angeles ADU Builder is here to help you achieve your ADU goals. Schedule your consultation today and convert your garage into an apartment now!

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