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Converting a Garage to Living Space

Turning your garage into living space can be an affordable ways to add on to your house. Create a new media room, add a bedroom or expand the living room without having to build an addition. Learn how to assess the potential for your garage. See how to replace the garage door, prepare the floor, provide heat and cooling and finish the conversion so that it blends in with the rest of the house.

Garage Conversion Assessment
How to assess a garage to determine if it can be turned into new living space.

Checklist for a Carport to Garage Conversion
What you need to know when considering a carport to garage conversion.

Remove a Garage Door
Step by step instructions on removing a garage door.

Prepare the Garage Floor
How to prepare a garage floor when converting the garage to living space.

Types of Insulation for Your Garage
Choosing the best insulation for your garage.

Adding Blown-in Cellulose Insulation
Tips on installing blown-in cellulose insulation in your garage.

Tips on Installing Fiberglass Insulation
Tips on insulating a garage with fiberglass insulation.

Insulate Garage Floors with Sleepers & Rigid Foam
How to insulate garage floors using rigid foam and wood sleepers prior to applying finish flooring.

Insulate Garage Floors with Plywood & Rigid Foam
How to insulate garage floors using rigid foam and plywood prior to applying finish flooring.

How To Apply Venetian Plaster
A step-by-step tutorial on how to apply venetian plaster.

How To Install Underground Cable
Tips on how to run electrical lines from the house to a garage or other outbuilding using underground cable.

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