How To Build A Garage Playroom And More In Southern California

Kimball Jones

One of the speediest and cheapest avenues to get more living space is changing your garage into another room. The framework is already built--it just needs some updates to get the area livable. Throw down padded flooring, insulation, stunning window treatments, and some paint, and you’ll soon have a spacious home office, multipurpose area, or garage playroom in Southern California.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Get Heating And Cooling

Southern California garages are chilly in the fall and winter and stifling in the summer heat. That’s less than ideal for a home office or playroom. The starting point for your garage conversion is provide HVAC. You can extend your home’s HVAC ducts to your new area or place heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll need to attach insulation to the frame and ceiling, too--particularly where the garage door was hung. This will help preserve a comfortable interior temperature. For additional insulation, get high-efficiency faux wood Polywood® shutters on the windows. Their patented weatherstripping stops breezes and traps indoor air to keep your family cozy in winter and cool in summer.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Set Windows And Lighting

Your dark Southern California garage will need additional lighting before the family can enjoy working and unwinding there. Start by lengthening the electrical wiring and installing light fittings and outlets. You may want to keep fixtures modern for your Southern California garage playroom or home office or install sleek light fixtures and lamps if you intend to entertain here.

For a lighter atmosphere, add windows to your updated garage and complete the windows with stunning Southern California garage window treatments. Plantation shutters keep it simple to adjust natural light. Open the shutter panels for a sunny playroom or redirect glare away from your screen or work computer with the louvers. When you require privacy at for a meeting, or the sun shines too much, the slats and louvers close tightly to block light and the view to your room.

Enhance The Ceiling And Floor

Garage floors present a dilemma as living area. They are typically below the other parts of the floors and are made of concrete. To assist revamped garages mesh with the rest of the living space, Southern California homeowners typically add to the garage floor and install more inviting components like laminate, wood, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Keep in mind, if you adjust the floor, you still need at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling clearance.

Speaking of the ceiling, that most certainly needs some work as well. You can complete the ceiling with drywall or add in a drop ceiling. For additional storage, put in attic space over your new ceiling.

Timberland shutters in a den
 

Complete Your Look With Furnishings And Decor

Your revamped garage will become more comfortable after you give it some personality. Pick a color palette that meshes with your new room’s function and sprinkle in those touches with paint, furniture, accessories, and window treatments.

Get a trendy desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and crisp white plantation shutters to create a invigorating home work environment. Bright palettes and vibrant pillows and sofas, rug, and storage chests for toys transform your Southern California garage into a playroom. Get sturdy Polywood shutters for window treatments that withstand little hands. Or, for a snug entertainment space, mix a warm neutral palette with rich hardwood interior shutters and mount a TV and inviting sectional for family movie nights.

Find Converted Garage Window Treatments In Southern California At Sunburst Shutters Southern CA

Get window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Southern CA to complete your garage conversion. We stock a wide variety of styles for any remodeling task in your Southern California home. Let us know what we can help with by reaching us at 888-611-2474 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.