Looking to remodel garage in to a living space-

We have a one car detached garage
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In general this is a very bad idea.  Most likely there is lack of ventilation, and could cause injury or even kill someone.  In many areas of Los Angeles this is illegal, and the county/city can require you to convert it back at your expense.  You can also be fined.
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April 14
Hi Keyvan,

One place I saw a few ideas was: http://www.houzz.com/garage-conversion
Local remodeling contractors can be found at reliableremodeler.com

Kind regards,

Arpad

 
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January 10

Good Afternoon,

Our skilled professionals have extensive experience converting garages into living spaces. I would like to speak in further detail with you regarding your project.

If you meet with one of our project managers, after getting your ideas and input, they will be able to generate a 3D design of what your conversion will look like once the project is complete.

Feel free to check us out on Angie's List,  [deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

We would love to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

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January 10
I like to look at www.angie's list for a list of contractors that are recommended by home owners. It's an unbiased list and the trades people cannot "pay" to be on the list. You can interview licensed contractors from there. Your building should be with permits and only done by a licensed contractor.
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January 10
Keep in mind also, that in your area, that modification can drastically lower your resale value.
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January 10
Before you make your modifications I would also make sure that you aren't expecting to move anytime soon. I have been showing homes recently where garages are made into living space and if you do not have additional garage space, (i.e. a detached garage) this could possible hurt the resale value of your home.

Also make sure that your heat & air unit is rated large enough for the additional living space that you are adding.

Good luck with your renovation!
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So converting a garage to living space usually requires installing a ... the interior while maintaining the original garage look on the exterior. ... We just completed a garage renovation and you are right on with all of your advice.
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Before you decide to make a major investment, I would consider looking into your city plans to ensure that you can obtain proper permits to make such a modification.  Every city has regulations what can be built and how they can be built.  For example, in Los Angeles, it is required to have at least a carport before a garage conversion could be completed.  A general contractor would be a good start as they should know what is allowable.
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