Convert a Garage into a Room
LESLIE: Dave in New Jersey is looking to reclaim some space by turning a garage into a room. How can we help you with that project?
DAVE: Well, I’ve got an attached garage – it’s a one-car garage – and I want to close it in, close the door in permanently, to keep the cold weather out and then also build a floor on top of the cement floor.
DAVE: And I’m wondering do I need to put some kind of plastic lining underneath to block moisture from the floor coming up.
TOM: Well, first of all, what are you going to do about the garage door?
DAVE: Well, it’s a Tudor-style house so the doors swing open.
DAVE: So I was going to put a wall there, close that in …
TOM: Alright, here’s what I would recommend you do. First of all, if you’re going to get rid of the garage and never use this for your car again, I would physically remove the garage doors and I would close that wall the same way you would frame it in if it’s in any other part of the house.
DAVE: Oh, great. Well, thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.