Garage Conversions
Lucy CarawayOctober 16, 2013
Has there been any discussions on this topic? I want to turn a 600 sq.ft. garage into an inlaw suite/apt.
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If you do a search under discussion section there should be some pos. But your situation would be different from others.
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Lucy Caraway
Did what you suggested and didn't find anything.
    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 4:42AM
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Dytecture
Perhaps you can provide more information with photos and a floor plan.
    Bookmark   Thanked by Lucy Caraway    October 17, 2013 at 5:41AM
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Lucy Caraway
Hello, I am actually at the starting gate, so to speak. I have a 25x25 double car gargage that is simply that, a garage. No drywall, ceiling, only one window and has the typical concrete floor, and is attached to a dwelling. The idea is to build a small full efficiency apartment with a separate enterance, and then build a detached garage in it's place. I am not sure how pictures can be advantages at this time. Thanks for responding though :)S
    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 3:21PM
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Lucy Caraway
entrance, sorry for the typo :)
    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 3:22PM
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
You could insulate the walls and ceiling and add windows and plumbing to make a nice apartment. Many garage floors have a concrete curb around the base of the garage which you will need to consider in creating the new room. You might want to "fur" out the wall to make the concrete curb flush with the new walls.

If you have the room to build a new garage on your site that meets the local building codes for setbacks and location on the lot, then you are in good shape. Check with the local planning department for setback requirements. Also check with the building department for their rules on converting a garage to a living space.....
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Lucy Caraway
Thank you for the pictures. I have talked with the municipality and can get a building permit for what they refer to as an "accessory dwelling". That part is all good, I need some ideas and then will hire an architect/contractor etc. Not starting until spring 2014, so I will be utilizing the winter months for all the work that needs to be done before hand. Thank you for your comments.
:)S
    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 8:00AM
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Hire your architect as soon as possible. The design, construction drawings and building department permitting process take up a lot of time. Some municipalities have less "red tape" then others.......at least get an idea of the timing so you don't wait too long to get started.......and enjoy the creative process......
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Lucy Caraway
Much appreciated, thank you :)S
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