Converting your garage into an apartment provides extra space for an adult child or a parent to live with you without overcrowding your home. One way to make your garage conversion look beautiful is to add beautiful windows and doors to the building. Here are a few options you can use to make your garage look and feel more like a home.
French Patio Doors
Instead of converting the garage door opening into a wall, take advantage of this open area by converting it into a patio area. Your contractor can install framing for French doors, which you can use to fill the space and create a beautiful patio entrance. On the inside of the apartment, add breezy sheer curtains to keep the space sunny, and place a few flower boxes and patio chairs on the exterior side of the door to create a small outdoor entertainment area.
For garages with pitched roofs, skylights offer a great way to bring extra light into the space and make the garage apartment feel larger. You can choose traditional skylights featuring a rectangular shape to sit on either side of the ceiling, or you can get adventurous with your skylight design by choosing a pyramid skylight that sits at the peak of the roof. This unique design creates an architectural look in your garage apartment while adding plenty of natural light.
Garage apartments don't always have a lot of square footage, but the right windows can provide a little bit of extra space. Framing a bay window for the bedroom or main living space can provide a cozy seating area in the room. If you have decided to use French doors, continue the theme with French-style windows, and consider building a window seat into the space to create a reading nook.
Upgraded Pedestrian Door
The pedestrian door for your garage should get an upgrade when you remodel the building. Consider having the door area reframed to accommodate a door with side lights to create a grand entrance to the apartment. For a modern look, opt for a sleek door with a frosted glass insert, or opt for a cottage-style door to match a rustic-style building. Don't be afraid to use a bold color to make the door stand out, and have fun with new door handles and fixtures to complete the entrance.
The right windows and doors can complete the look of your garage remodel. If you are looking to create a cozy living space in your garage, consider these options to make your remodel a beautiful home for family members or overnight guests. Start with the windows by talking to a professional like Mister Window Inc.