My wife and I decided to convert our garage into an outdoor living space.
- We wanted an extra guest room for the holidays, when family would visit and stay for several days.
We sketched the blueprints and made all of our plans. We picked out the paint, flooring, and two new light fixtures. We added a small bathroom to the space with a toilet and a shower. My wife and I were planning to buy a larger HVAC unit to heat and cool the added indoor space. We made an appointment with an HVAC contractor to discuss our options. The HVAC contractor had a better idea for our project. Instead of upgrading the HVAC unit to a larger piece of equipment, the HVAC contractor suggested that we add a mini split system to the garage. A mini split system includes two separate pieces of equipment. The mini split HVAC system was a great option for the space, but my wife and I did not realize it would be affordable. After careful thought and consideration, my wife and I decided to take the advice of the contractor. We purchased a mini split HVAC unit that can heat and cool the space properly. The HVAC contractor installed the equipment in half a day. It would have cost us thousands of dollars to upgrade our central HVAC unit, but the mini-split ductless system was very affordable. My wife and I saved enough money to add a hot tub on the back patio. It looks great and feels amazing after a long day of work.