Converting your carport into another room for your home is a great way to make the most of your space. This method is usually a lot cheaper than a traditional addition to your home.
There are several different types of spaces of which you can use your converted carport space. Adding walls to your already existing carport to make a garage has lots of benefits. With walls, you can add additional storage and security to your home, and your car is better protected from the elements. Adding a garage gives you extra room for a workshop, or could even be used for a rec room for the whole family. Having a garage will increase the value of your home significantly.
Adding walls to your carport can also transform your home into a master suite, or a mother in law suite, if you decide to add an additional entry. One bonus of adding another room is most of the time, the plumbing and electricity are already set up, making the project a bit easier on your wallet. An additional room will also raise the value of your home.
Another great idea for converting your underutilized carport is by turning it into an outdoor covered seating area, perfect for lounging after a long day or chatting with your neighbors. Having another outdoor area increases the value of your home, and lets you enjoy the weather more comfortably.
No matter which project you decide on, it’s important to hire a contractor who can evaluate exactly what is needed to turn your carport into something great. For example, concrete may need to be added or updated to make the space ready to build walls safely. You will also need to check with the city to make sure that your plans are up to code, and not too close to your neighbor’s space.
Transforming your carport can upgrade your home and give your family more space to grow and enjoy. Hiring the right contractor to make sure you have the perfect finished product is the first step in creating something great. How would you transform your carport?