Monday, May 11, 2015

Garage to Rec Room

After much deliberation,  
my husband and I have decided to turn our garage into a rec room.
Lots of different reasons.
I know there are different opinions on 
"garage or not garage".
I get it.
Although the garage door openings will not be closed up with a wall.
I am planning on replacing the overhead doors,
with true carriage style doors,
aka that swing out.
That will give us the option of converting the garage back if we ever want to.

I know those carriage style doors are neither cheap nor frugal,
but I am planning on building it.
So it's all good.
Can't wait to start. 

To check out some of my inspiration pictures, here is the link to my

So here how our 500sq feet looks like right

Pretty nice huh?
Don't be jealous...

actually already took the fiberglass insulation down and the styrofoam panels.

I also took down the wall of pegboards...
Imagine peg board covering the entire wall.

not sure how much pegboard a person need.
This space is going to need a lot of love.

We are also planning on taking care of our laundry corner,
turning this into a separate space within the room.
Just fiy,
the garage didn't look this messy before demo started,
and we actually parked the cars in there.

So lots of going on.
I have set a budget of less than $2000 which includes
building materials and furnishing.
I will show you my "magic" along the way.

This is going to be our Summer long project.

For the warmer months, we have added UV sail shades under our carport pergola.

Just keeping it cool!
So follow along.
Lot's of fun stuff happening soon.

Stay Frugal,


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love this project, and I love your ideas for the doors. It's a lot like our porch and carport projects, and I think your budget is reasonable, because you are going to build the doors. Doors were the most expensive item. I also like that it won't be an expense to change it back, and a laundry room/area will be appealing. Our sleeping porch was missing the windows, so the laundry was outside, and it was horrible due to desert dust. Is your space connected to the house? I look forward to the progress.

Marissa said...

So excited for your new BIG project...
hopefully your vision comes to life.
can't wait to see.
post,post post pictures ...
Xo Marissa

Junkchiccottage said...

Good Luck Dani. This is going to be a great project for you to share with all of us. I cannot wait to see your magic turning this garage into a family room. You go girl.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
That will have such a major impact on your entire living situation. Quite an addition of space to what you have now. Hard work; but oh so worth it. Bet you look forward to the fall...

Maria Elena said...

I know it will be amazing. You have a great space to work with. xxx Maria

Kelly said...

That is going to be such a great space for all of you! I love the idea of adding carriage style doors that can open outward. Can't wait to see it when it's done.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is a huge project and I'll be happy to follow it as I'm planning to transform my garage into something better... someday!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Actually I AM jealous, we don't have a garage of any type, so even your before looks good to me!

Mindi Carwin said...

This is going to be so fun to follow Dani! Best of luck, I am sure you will make it amazing! :)

Libby said...

Oooh, this is going to be lovely. I'll enjoy seeing your progress. :-)

Libby said...

Oooh, this is going to be a great project! Looking forward to seeing your progress.