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Types of Additions

Garage Conversion

A garage conversion is the process of transforming a garage

A garage conversion is the process of transforming a garage, typically an attached garage, into a livable space. This often includes adding insulation, drywall, windows and doors, and other elements that make the space comfortable and functional. The converted space can be used for a variety of purposes, including an extra bedroom, playroom, home office, or even a rental apartment.

Benefits of a Garage Conversion

Maximizing space

Converting a garage into livable space is a great way to maximize the usable space in a home.

Increasing property value

A garage conversion can add value to a home by creating an extra room or living space that can be used for a variety of purposes.

Cost savings

Converting a garage can be a much cheaper alternative to adding a costly addition to a home.

Increased privacy

Adding walls and doors to the garage can provide more privacy than the open space of the garage.

Increased energy efficiency

Adding insulation and other energy-efficient features to the garage can help reduce energy costs.

Cost of a Garage Conversion

The cost of a garage conversion can vary depending on the scope of the project and the size of the space. The most basic garage conversion will cost around $5,000, while a more complex and detailed project could cost up to $50,000. The cost of materials will also play a role in the overall cost of the project, with some materials costing more than others. Basic materials such as drywall and insulation will be cheaper, while more intricate features such as custom cabinetry and flooring will be more expensive. If a garage conversion involves moving or adding plumbing, electrical, or HVAC systems, that could also add to the cost of the project. Lastly, the size of the space will affect the cost of the conversion, with larger spaces requiring more materials and labour.

In Ottawa, obtaining a building permit is a crucial step when planning a new addition to your home. A building permit ensures that the proposed construction meets the necessary building codes and safety standards, as well as adheres to local zoning bylaws. Magnolia Construction will help you apply for a building permit for your Garage Conversion. We will submit detailed plans and specifications of the proposed addition to the City of Ottawa’s Building Services department.