Re: Okay.....order of converting a garage.....
Originally Posted by California_Cookie
1 - While the ceiling and walls are at bare stud, make sure you do any plumbing and electrical that is needed for the space or put through the wall to the exterior.
2 - Seal up any vent holes around the perimeter just above the foundation, you don't want them open to the space and you don't want moisture or bugs/critters getting into the wall cavity. Any new doors or windows get added at this time.
3 - Insulate walls and ceiling. You'll need 5/8 drywall on the ceiling and shared house wall areas, 1/2" drywall will suffice for non-shared walls. Texture and paint.
4 - Now you can address the floor. You can either lay hardwood or vinyl over the slab or you can build a sleeper floor. Keep in mind that the garage floor is not level, it should drop approximately 1/4" per foot from the interior wall to the roll-up door. It may even have some crown to it, so if you want a perfectly level floor, you'll have no choice but to install a sleeper, otherwise you can work with what you've got. Any material that touches the concrete needs to be pressure treated.
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