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How Your Garage Can Become A More Livable Space
16 Mar, 2016 Garage
Among the many rooms in the house, the garage is the most commonly remodeled space for workshop and other living purposes. Some turn their garage spaces into their personal art studio. Some recreate the space for entertainment purposes. But can you really make your garage become more livable like the other parts of the home? Let us help you with these tips.
First, you need to seal holes on your walls. We suggest the use of air sealing because it’s cheaper and easier. Don’t try to do the work by yourself since you’ll be needing someone to help you with the ladder. Does your garage have an attic? Insulate it as well. Before installing HVAC, make sure you do insulation first.
Prepare Cooling Systems
Window air conditioners are the easiest to install so you might consider using this type of cooling system. Look for air-conditioning models that are certified to be energy-savers or eco-friendly. Know the exact dimensions of the inside window before you purchase one.
Prepare Heating Systems
Sometimes, installing heating systems can be complicated. Never let your heater run for longer periods of time to prevent danger. Here are the most popular types of air heaters:
a. Ductless Mini Split
This is perfect for small spaces since they only require a minimum amount of air conditioning. Choose a mini-split AC with heat pumps too.
b. Forced Air Heater
This is cheaper and works like a furnace. All it does is blog dust and debris around in the process.
c. Infrared Heater
This also radiates heat but it doesn’t circulate dirt. However, this is type of heating is more costly to install.
Without proper insulation and HVAC systems, your garage cannot be livable at all. Need to transform your garage?
Michael Nash Design Build & Homes is a world class, multi-awarded remodeling company which specializes in Complete Kitchen Remodeling, Complete Bathroom Remodeling, Complete Basement Remodeling, and Complete Home Additions & Extensions. Our expertise also extends to Addition Remodeling as well as Major Renovations, New Custom Homes, Outdoor Living Services, etc. For inquiries and in-home consultations, call us on our mobile number (703) 457-8684. You can also take advantage of our services through these areas: Northern VA | Aldie | Alexandria | Annandale | Arlington County | Arlington| Ashburn | Burke | Centreville | Chantilly | Clifton | Dunn Loring | Fairfax County | Fairfax Station | Fairfax | Falls Church| Gainesville | Great Falls | Haymarket | Herndon | Leesburg | Lorton | Loudoun County | Manassas | McLean | Merrifield | Oakton | Potomac Falls | Prince William County | Purcellville | Reston | Springfield | Sterling | Vienna | Woodbridge, VA