RenoQuotes.com Garage Renovation Guide
Last modified: 2019/02/06 | Approximate reading time 5 mins
Far from simply being a place where one parks their car, the garage is a unique space within the house. This area is used for storage, for practicing certain hobbies and even sometimes as an extension of the house.
Every person has their own needs and preferences. In addition, the garage is exposed to several harmful elements that can cause a lot of wear and tear. Therefore, you have to choose the right materials to make sure the surfaces are in good condition and easy to maintain.
To help you during your garage renovation process, we have collected all of our articles that are related to this kind of project. Here are several links to articles where you will find some relevant tips:
Construction, renovation and layout of the garage
Whether you're planning on building a new garage or thinking about starting a renovation project but not sure where to start, here are some articles that touch on this subject. We also present ideas for layouts if you wish to transform the use and decor of this space.
The garage door contributes to the security and insulation of this space. There is a wide variety of models, with different types of motorization. Here are two articles that talk about garage doors:
- RenoQuotes.com guide to buying a garage door
- 5 things to consider when choosing an electric garage door
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Garage insulation and soundproofing
Some garages are not very well insulated, whilst others have the same temperature-control as the rest of the house. Insulation helps create a comfortable living space, which is especially useful when you decide to take part in some of our hobbies in the garage. Soundproofing is another aspect that must be taken into consideration. The following articles cover these subjects:
- The cost of insulation
- 10 best soundproofing materials
- Everything you need to know about soundproofing
Potential problems that can occur in a garage
The garage is not immune to problems that can affect the structure of the house, especially in the concrete slab, in the foundations or in the walls. Here is a problem that unfortunately comes up all too often in Canada and causes a lot of damage:
A garage floor must be very resistant because this surface undergoes a lot of wear and tear. We must, therefore, choose materials that are able to receive shocks and sustain constant exposure to potentially harmful elements such as gasoline, salt, water or rocks. Here is one material that has proven itself:
Garage decor, lighting and storage
The garage is often perceived as being either very sparsely decorated or very crowded, depending on the type of use that is made of it. On the other hand, this does not mean that one cannot think about the decoration and the lighting of this room. In addition, a garage can be converted into additional living space. Here are some ideas:
- 10 ideas for multipurpose rooms
- 3 things to know about interior lighting
- What type of lighting should you install in your garage
- How to install shelving in your garage
- Setting up a relaxation corner at home
Eco-friendly renovations for the garage
In general, the main purpose of the garage is to host a car. However, this does not mean that you cannot have an ecological conscience when you decide to renovate this space. Here are some articles that address different aspects of eco-friendly renovations, including several tips that apply to garages:
Other types of home extensions
Garages can be considered as extensions of the house. Of course, there are other types and sizes of additions. To find out more about the prices and the work associated with this type of project, here are two articles that present this kind of information:
- The cost of a home addition project
- RenoQuotes.com home extension guide
- House extension project: what you need to know
- Building a floor above a garage
Financing your renovations
Got a renovation project in mind but feeling afraid of running out of money to complete the work? Here are some tips to avoid spending too much, as well as a presentation of different programs that can help you finance your project.
- Five tips to decrease renovation costs
- Subsidies and tax credits for renovations in Ontario
- Subsidies and tax credits for renovations in Nova Scotia
- Subsidies and tax credits for renovations in Alberta
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