Tali Hardonag Architect
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Garage Reuse contemporary

Garage Reuse

When zoning codes allow, a garage can be converted into living space.

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March 1, 2011
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Depends entirely on where you're located, labor costs for your area, the type of living space you intend add, existing site conditions, etc., etc.
    Bookmark   December 22, 2011 at 9:31AM
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Tali Hardonag Architect

It certainly depends - in this case, since the garage side wall was pushed out a few feet (all the glass area is new) we had some structural considerations. The flooring was laid over sleepers to so that it would be level - but also to accommodate radiant floor piping. The garage door (back of the photo) was custom made to look like a garage door from the outside, although it was built as an insulated wall and window - on hinges and wheels.(For City Zoning purposes, the door needed to function as a garage door so the room could convert to garage use.)
    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 5:20PM
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