07:04PM | 07/03/03
Member Since: 07/02/03
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I have bought a house with an insulated attatched garage-how do i turn it into a family room.What do i have to do with the cement floor?

willies all thumbs

10:07AM | 07/04/03
Member Since: 10/03/02
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Couple of problems there to comsider, the concrete most likely does not have a vapor barrier. Floorcovering installed there will trap moisture and be damaged by alakali.

Also the slab will not be level, garages are sloped toward the front so any water getting in will drain out.

Also probaly lower than the rest of the house
Might consider having the floor built up with screeds and plywood to get it level, and even with the adjoining rooms.


03:52PM | 07/04/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Welcome Leanne,

In addition to Willie's comments (above), consider that a garage 'conversion' is pretty hard to execute well. For one thing, you have the driveway leading to the 'family room'. Also, it oftentimes doesn't 'flow' very well with the house's floor plan. And not to mention, what to do with the CARS!

Not to try and talk you out of it or anything--just some things to consider. It may not be the wisest use of your remodeling money.



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