I want to turn our garage into a living room this summer

This summer, I have big plans.

I have been thinking about doing this for a while now, but it never seemed to be the right time for me to actually get down to business. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and how I wanted the end product to look, but I wasn’t exactly sure about how I could actually get there. I talked to a contractor about the interior work that I needed to get done, but he told me that I actually needed to talk to an HVAC contractor, too. See, the garage was never set up to be a living area and so we never had ductwork or air conditioning and heating vents installed out there at all. I guess at the time that we were building the house, the whole place seemed like it was going to be plenty big enough for all of us. However, over the years, we have ended up with four kids, two large dogs, and my mother-in-law living with us. I guess we ended up needing way more space than we originally thought that we would need after all. Of course, we have been trying to figure out the very best way to make the garage work for us as an additional living space, but we really don’t know what to do about the heating and air conditioning out there. If we are going to be sitting out there together as a family, we are definitely going to need some A/C and a heating system. The HVAC contractor suggested that we install an HVAC system called a ductless mini split. He said that with one of those, you don’t have to worry about installing new ductwork.

 

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