Garage Conversions

Garage Conversions

Seattle Garage Contractors

Garages are a great convenience to those who use them. If you have a car that you would like to keep safe, a garage is the perfect place to store it. Garages also make excellent storage space for all of the junk and clutter you only pull out every so often, such as Christmas lights, blow-up decorations, beach toys, fishing rods, and unwanted gifts that you still hang onto for when the gift-giver visits. But not everyone has use for a garage. If you don’t care about your car and you don’t have enough clutter to justify putting it in this space, you may wonder why you bother leaving the structure up at all. Well, if that sounds like you, don’t give up on your garage yet. You can still consider a garage conversion to make your space more useable for your lifestyle. 

There are plenty of options when you convert your garage. You can turn it into a small apartment if you have a dependent family member or friend that still would like the privacy of having their own space. You can create a home gym with all of the equipment you ever dreamed of. Or maybe you want your own at-home movie theater! That’s a possibility as well. You could also create a lounge area for entertaining guests and relaxing after a long day. There are many ways that you can use this space other than for storage. 

Does a garage conversion sound like something you are interested in? If so, our team of expert contractors at EcoStar Remodeling & Construction can help. Contact us today to learn more about our garage conversion services!

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FAQS

Do I need permits for garage conversion?

In many cases, yes, especially if you plan to turn it into a living space. If you want to create any type of living space, there are always going to be rules and regulations you have to follow to make it safe for habitation. But you don’t have to worry about obtaining permits on your own. Our team at EcoStar Remodeling & Construction will obtain the work permits for you! That way, you can just focus on developing the vision for your garage conversion.

Does a converted garage count as an ADU?

Yes, a converted garage can count as an ADU (accessory dwelling unit). If your garage is attached to your home and has its own kitchen and bathroom, it would be considered an attached ADU. If it is separate from your home and has its own entrance and appliances, it would be considered a detached ADU. But just because you convert your garage into a living space doesn’t automatically qualify it as an ADU.

Does garage conversion increase resale value?

Not necessarily. Remember, some people may find having a garage helpful. Thus, they will not want to purchase a property where the garage has been converted into a living space or gym. But others might share the same view as you do about turning the garage into an alternative space. Thus, it can make or break a deal based on the individual buyer.

How much does garage conversion cost?

That depends on how big your garage is and how complex your needs are. We can’t give you a specific price range until we know more about your individual project. Feel free to contact us with more details if you would like a free estimate.

Is garage conversion always possible?

Garage conversion isn’t always possible. It depends on the area where you live. For instance, if your home is located in a neighborhood with an HOA, local regulations might forbid making a major change to your garage. But much of the time, garage conversion is an option for homeowners.

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