Any advice for garage to bedroom conversion?

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  1. Guillotine

    Guillotine One Vicious Dude

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    Replacing the rollup door with French doors. Adding outlets, lights, walk in closet, wood flooring. Gonna be sick. Anyone every do this? Any regerts?
     
  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I rented a house once that had the garage converted into a game room with an old Brunswick pool table.
     
  3. Guillotine

    Guillotine One Vicious Dude

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    nice, I had a pool table growing up it was awesome. I became known as Jefferson Fats.
     
  4. el005639

    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

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    Was that before or after you started shooting pool.
     
  5. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    Before I bought my house, I looked at a couple that had converted garages. The one thing that stuck out the absolute most was the heating and cooling. The second thing was the Drop-off from the inside door into the converted garage room. Felt weird, but that’s just a me thing. And thirdly, how shitty the outside was blended with the rest of the house. I’ve seen some that you can’t even tell. But others looked terrible.
     
  6. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Probably be easier to do window units. Build a fireplace for heat. Would have to be cheaper than trying to re-duct the central.
     
  7. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    I would imagine. They have the kind that you basically build into the wall, almost like the hotel room AC/heat systems. I’m thinking about replacing the window unit in my shop for one. $300 is about the average. If it works well it would look better than a window unit.
     
  8. Guillotine

    Guillotine One Vicious Dude

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    Thanks for the feedback, you will definitely be able to tell it was once a garage cuz of the driveway lol. Lucky that they had a duct installed already just needed to tap into. Up in the pnw, the bottom 1/4 of the wall is cement and you can not use roll insulation b/c prone to mold if moisture builds. The electricity was done in the 50s with no ground smh. Drove a 6' copper rod in the ground with a wire attached . Sounds shady but I guess it works.
     
  9. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Attached to what?
     
  10. Guillotine

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    I'm guessing a ground wire to the fuse box.
     

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