Converting Your Basement For More Space

Not enough space to park your car in the garage and store all your items? Most people tend to deal with this issue by simply putting the car in the driveway, but there are other ways you can make use of this. You can convert your basement into a garage by extending it to the front. Of course, it’s going to take a lot of work but by the end of it, you will have enough space to park your car and as well as store all your items.

What needs to be done?

You won’t have to make many changes to the place, expenditure will be less compared to building a garage from scratch. The first step towards this is to check whether it will meet with the local building codes and whether you can afford this conversion. Next, you will also need to add a driveway extending from the basement, it should be around 10 feet wide and 14 feet long. The conversion plan would include changing your basement door into a more suitable garage door like roller garage doors in Perth. There are other types of doors available but so far these are the most common types of doors installed in modern-day garages. Moreover, you would have to break your wall and reconstruct them in order to accommodate the new type of opening.In general, it’s a good idea to replace your door even if you don’t intend to park your car inside it.

The automatic garage door will provide both security and value to your house, and don’t worry, these doors are energy efficient, so it won’t use up a lot of power. Many home-owners tend to insulate their basement, so you most probably won’t have to re-insulate the doors, windows, and walls of the basement.

Organizing the new space

Once the garage is built, it is relatively easy to clutter it up, it all starts with storing a few things here and there, but it will clutter up before you know it. Avoid shoving things into the corners of the garage and discourage this kind of behavior from your kids, teach them to place things in a specific place. Organize your things into labeled boxes and store them accordingly. If possible, during the conversion, add a storage cupboard in your garage too. This way you will be able to store tools and other items in there in a much neater way. If you are parking your car, you probably won’t have enough space to do this, an alternative to this is to install a ceiling storage space. This way, the bottom can be used to park your vehicle and the top can be used to store up your things.