How To Build A Garage Playroom And More In Tampa

Eric Ramsey

One of the quickest and most efficient avenues to obtain more living space is changing your garage into a usuable room. The structure is already in place--it just requires some updates to get the space comfortable. Add padded flooring, heating and cooling, gorgeous window treatments, and some paint, and you’ll soon have a brand new home office, family area, or garage playroom in Tampa.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Get Air and Heat

Tampa garages are frigid in sub-zero temperatures and stifling in the summer heat. No one wants that for any office or playroom. The first thing to do for your garage alteration is provide HVAC. You can expand your home’s HVAC ducts to your new room or place heaters and ceiling fans.

You’ll want to add insulation to the frame and ceiling, too--especially where the garage door was located. This will help keep a desireable room temperature. For extra insulation, try high-efficiency faux wood Polywood® shutters over the windows. Their patented weatherstripping defends against breezes and holds in inside air to keep your family warm in winter and relaxed in summer.

 
Plantation shutters in a sitting room
 

Place Windows And Lighting

Your dark Tampa garage will benefit from additional lighting before everyone can appreciate working and playing there. Begin by extending the electrical wiring and installing light fixtures and outlets. You can keep fittings modern for your Tampa garage playroom or home office or add statement light fixtures and lamps if you intend to gather here.

For a brighter atmosphere, place windows to your former garage and complete them with versatile Tampa garage window treatments. Plantation shutters make it a breeze to control incoming sunlight. Open the shutter panels to get a bright playroom or redirect glare from your screen or work computer with the louvers. When you want privacy at at any point, or the sun proves to be too bright, the panels and louvers fit tightly to guard from light and the view to your room.

Spruce Up The Floor And Ceiling

Garage floors are a dilemma as living area. They are usually below the remainder of the house and are comprised of concrete. To help converted garages come together with the rest of the house, Tampa homeowners commonly raise the garage floor and lay down more comfortable materials like laminate, vinyl planks, carpet, or garage floor tiles. Keep in mind, if you hike the floor, you are required at least 7 ½ feet of ceiling height.

While on the topic of the ceiling, that likely requires some updating as well. You can close off the ceiling with drywall or build a drop ceiling. For additional storage, create attic space over your new ceiling.

Timberland shutters in a den
 

Finish With Furnishings And Decor

Your renovated garage will be more comfortable after you add some flair. Choose a color palette that suits your new room’s purpose and splash in those colors with paint, furniture, accessories, and window treatments.

Get a trendy desk and chair, your favorite paint color, and smart white plantation shutters to make a pleasant home workspace. Bright paint and colorful cushions and sofas, rug, and storage chests for toys morph your Tampa garage into a playroom. Get sturdy Polywood shutters for window treatments that withstand little hands. Or, for a comfy entertainment space, combine a warm neutral palette with rich hardwood interior shutters and set up a TV and comfy sectional for family movie nights.

Find Converted Garage Window Treatments In Tampa At Sunburst Shutters Tampa

Get window treatments from Sunburst Shutters Tampa to perfect your garage transformation. We stock an abundance of styles for any remodeling task in your Tampa home. Let us know how we can help you create by calling us at 813-580-7288 or submit the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation.