Bud Dietrich, AIA
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Room for One More

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to More Living Space: Converting a Garage
More often than not, the existing garage floor concrete slab is sloped, cracked and quite a bit lower than the house floor. So converting a garage to living space usually requires installing a new floor structure. There are several options for doing this. One is to build up a wood framed floor that aligns with the floor in the main house. Another is to install a wood framed or concrete floor that is a step or two down from the main house (as in the sketch above). An advantage to installing a concrete "topping slab" over the existing floor is that a radiant heating system can be installed within the concrete.

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kpt0g3 added this to kpt0g3's ideas
May 21, 2014
GARAGE CONVERSION
Kearstyn Girvin added this to Garage conversion
April 2, 2014
Creating a step down, installing a concrete overlay so we can have a heating system under.
wschaefshop added this to Garage
March 30, 2014
5 pts on garage conversion
wallybob222 added this to Harmony & Chris idea book
January 19, 2014
garage remake ideas
Lillian Herceg added this to lillian_herceg's ideas
November 25, 2013
garage roof
johannacblack added this to Ty's Room
September 26, 2013
separate spaces
giamanco added this to granny flat
September 25, 2013
More often than not, the existing garage floor concrete slab is sloped, cracked and quite a bit lower than the house floor. So converting a garage to living space usually requires installing a new floor structure. There are several options for doing this. One is to build up a wood framed floor that aligns with the floor in the main house. Another is to install a wood framed or concrete floor that is a step or two down from the main house (as in the sketch above). An advantage to installing a concrete "topping slab" over the existing floor is that a radiant heating system can be installed within the concrete.
Julianne Terrell added this to julianne-terrell's Garage make-overs
September 25, 2013
More often than not, the existing garage floor concrete slab is sloped, cracked and quite a bit lower than the house floor. So converting a garage to living space usually requires installing a new floor structure. There are several options for doing this. One is to build up a wood framed floor that aligns with the floor in the main house. Another is to install a wood framed or concrete floor that is a step or two down from the main house (as in the sketch above). An advantage to installing a concrete "topping slab" over the existing floor is that a radiant heating system can be installed within the concrete.
annevargasprada added this to annevargasprada's Ideas
September 22, 2013
Great idea, if new floor is needed.
Rose Boxall added this to roses photos
September 3, 2013
garage conversion3
lambielj added this to garage renovated into ....
August 29, 2013
An advantage to installing a concrete "topping slab" over the existing floor is that a radiant heating system can be installed within the concrete.
47olive added this to 47olive's ideas
August 22, 2013
include screened in area
sfsooz added this to Garage conversion
July 19, 2013
radiant heating in the floor
cathysams added this to cathysams's Ideas
July 15, 2013
Garage apartment
davandkat added this to garage - converting
July 12, 2013
The floor. A converted garage is made into a bright and spacious living space. The new concrete floor is raised above street level to keep water out of the interior. More often than not, the existing garage floor concrete slab is sloped, cracked and quite a bit lower than the house floor. So converting a garage to living space usually requires installing a new floor structure. There are several options for doing this. One is to build up a wood framed floor that aligns with the floor in the main house. Another is to install a wood framed or concrete floor that is a step or two down from the main house (as in the sketch above). An advantage to installing a concrete "topping slab" over the existing floor is that a radiant heating system can be installed within the concrete.
debbielvk added this to debbielvk's ideas
July 7, 2013
LOOKIN
landeajose added this to landeajose's Ideas
May 25, 2013
Floor plan
dedmitch added this to garage
May 5, 2013
install a new floor structure. wood framed or new concrete w radiant heat
RACELAR added this to racelar's ideas
April 22, 2013
More Living Space: Converting a Garage2
pdalberta added this to pdalberta's Ideas
April 7, 2013
Garage conversion
rachelmellon added this to 6532 Cerritos Place
April 4, 2013
Radiant floor
canlaurie added this to canlaurie's Favorites
March 23, 2013
garage remodel ideas
sospines added this to important
March 19, 2013
clueds
diykelly added this to Rental House Reno ideas
March 14, 2013
radiant heating can be added when raising the concrete floor above street level
Dede Gale added this to 2dgale's ideas
March 5, 2013
good use of space
Crystal Merkel added this to crystal_merkel's ideas
January 31, 2013
Can make our garage "liveable"
ssheffield added this to garage
January 28, 2013
Garage
dionicioj2000 added this to dionicioj2000's ideas
January 22, 2013
levantar un poquito mas el suelo para que no entre el agua,sea con conctreto y poner mallas para calentar el suelo. o solamente poner madera.
elisac added this to elisac's ideas
January 19, 2013
concrete topping slab in garage
nice22 added this to nice22's ideas
January 14, 2013
converted garage
kojokyei added this to Garage ideas
January 8, 2013
garage idea
thewelchco added this to thewelchco's ideas
December 31, 2012
love
deecurcio added this to deecurcio's ideas
December 15, 2012
garage redo
sarajo added this to sarajo's ideas
December 14, 2012
More often than not, the existing garage floor concrete slab is sloped, cracked and quite a bit lower than the house floor. So converting a garage to living space usually requires installing a new floor structure. There are several options for doing this. One is to build up a wood framed floor that aligns with the floor in the main house. Another is to install a wood framed or concrete floor that is a step or two down from the main house (as in the sketch above). An advantage to installing a concrete "topping slab" over the existing floor is that a radiant heating system can be installed within the concrete.
hatlady2 added this to hatlady2's ideas
December 12, 2012
garage conversion
mkstrangis added this to mkstrangis's ideas
December 12, 2012
garage conversion
Annie Stirling added this to annie_stirling's ideas
November 5, 2012
garage
jla3383 added this to jla3383's Ideas
October 27, 2012
Raise floor
alicechow added this to alicechow's ideas
September 26, 2012
Cabana - floor -Install a concrete "topping slab" over the existing floor is that a radiant heating system can be installed within the concrete.
kotalwi added this to kotalwi's Ideas
July 25, 2012
Gong to convert a garage
Vanessa Alejandra added this to garage redo
July 25, 2012
totally possible for our situation
dotparker added this to dotparker's Favorites
March 24, 2012
Garage
Kim Fowler Homes added this to kimfowlerhomes's Favorites
February 5, 2012
Garage conversions
westrade added this to westrade's ideas
January 15, 2012
garage coversion
Nancy added this to carport renovation
January 11, 2012
More often than not, the existing garage floor concrete slab is sloped, cracked and quite a bit lower than the house floor. So converting a garage to living space usually requires installing a new floor structure. There are several options for doing this. One is to build up a wood framed floor that aligns with the floor in the main house. Another is to install a wood framed or concrete floor that is a step or two down from the main house (as in the sketch above). An advantage to installing a concrete "topping slab" over the existing floor is that a radiant heating system can be installed within the concrete.
cindycarney added this to cindycarney's ideas
January 9, 2012
garage conversion
efrayre added this to Garage conversion
January 8, 2012
Step down
Cathy Guillermo added this to cdguillermo's ideas
January 8, 2012
converting a garage into a complete living space
esherpa added this to esherpa's ideas
January 8, 2012
the existing garage floor concrete slab is sloped, cracked and quite a bit lower than the house floor. So converting a garage to living space usually requires installing a new floor structure. There are several options for doing this. One is to build up a wood framed floor that aligns with the floor in the main house. Another is to install a wood framed or concrete floor that is a step or two down from the main house (as in the sketch above). An advantage to installing a concrete "topping slab" over the existing floor is that a radiant heating system can be installed within the concrete.
Kare added this to kybarra's ideas
January 8, 2012
#1 the garage - New Living Space
newwife added this to newwife's ideas
January 8, 2012
Sketch
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