Garage sheds – Converting a garage into a house can provide plenty of living options. A garage house can be a guest cottage or an apartment for a college student, or it could be a good stay and work space for an artist. Measure the floor space of the garage. Look for something concrete cracks or holes to be repaired. Sketch ways to route electrical wiring and plumbing through walls and ceilings, as a garage has no crawl space. Consult a plumber and city officials to determine how to run pipes and septic lines in accordance with city codes. Visit your local planning department and apply for a building permit.
Use graph paper to draw a living room, kitchen room, bedroom and bathroom. Make a place on the graph paper represents six inches of real space. Pulling several options for where to place walls. Decide where to put a front door. Consider using a walk-out door that is already in place to make reshaping easier. Frame the interior of the garage to divide the bedrooms and living room. Remove the garage door and enclose the space. Hire a carpenter to oversee install exterior wall studs, if the garage sheds is built of cinder blocks as they may break. Hire an electrician to install a switch box. Location sockets and housing for lamps for the interior framework is in place. Install insulation in the external walls and the ceiling area.
Hire an exterminator to retreat floor areas, if you are working on a concrete slab. Prevent moisture problems by throwing a moisture barrier across all floor areas. Install drywall throughout the house and install kitchen cabinets, appliances, plumbing and bathroom fixtures. Plug sockets and lamps. Ask for a city inspection at this point. Use joint compound to finish all drywall. Paint the inside of the house and install tile and hardwood floors throughout. Place wood molding in appropriate places and hanging cupboard doors. Install crown molding along the edge of the ceilings and installing baseboard around all the rooms and inside cabinets of garage sheds.