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As our lifestyles naturally change with the seasons, so should our homes. With autumn upon us and the cooler weather fast-approaching, you may think about some home renovation projects to get your house ready for the winter. On the surface, home renovations are all exciting ideas and hopes. However, there are many things need to be considered when it comes to house renovation, such as the style you want to achieve, the cost (your renovation loan and the government renovation grant), the renovation builder and the best return of value.

In this winter, without overseas vacations (due to COVID-19 travel restriction) and other warm-weather distractions, homeowners can get more accomplished in a shorter amount of time. There are plenty of satisfying home renovation projects you can tackle when you’re stuck inside. One way of ensuring that your interior spaces stay as warm as possible, even in the coldest weather, is to insulate your garage. This easy project can have a big impact on indoor comfort. For example, you can create more living space by turning your garage into a gym or a home theater. Here are 5 easy steps for turning your garage space into a warm and comfy entertainment area:

Step 1: Clear out your junk

If you want to make the space more comfortable and appealing, you should throw out or give away anything that you have not used in the last year. You can even make some money by selling things you don’t need anymore.

Step 2: Insulate your garage door

Having an insulated garage door can create a comfortable living environment by completing the insulating envelope of your home.  It can also to keep noise to a minimum. Steel-Line’s insulated garage doors are constructed with high strength BlueScope steel and expanded polystyrene (EPS) laminated panels, finished with heat flow resistant brush seals around the door. With a thermal value of R1.47, the insulated garage doors can preserve more energy and reduce the heating bill in the long run. Steel-Line can also insulate your existing garage doors by adding an insulation system and brush seals, which will make your garage more comfortable all year round.

insulating a garage door

insulating a garage door

Step 3: Maximize your garage space while keeping everything in order

Don’t just think building more cabinets, you can also hang items to your walls by using hooks or adding ceiling storage. Another idea to save on space is building an entertainment area with wheels. Just being able to go mobile while using your garage as a gym or a home theater will make things easier. You don’t have to be stuck in a corner. You can also double this mobile table as storage for keeping your CDs or drinks.

insulated garage door

convert a garage into this cosy theatre room

Step 4: Focus on equipment you will use

When it comes to gym equipment or sound system stick to the machines you already have instead of buying something new just because the ad looks amazing. Arrange the media components and comfortable seating, such as a couple of rows of upholstered couches or recliners facing the project screen.

Step 5: Get the colours right

Paint the walls as desired. Dark, moody tones, such as industrial gray, warm walnut or deep merlot are favorable for a theater room and television viewing. Orange is considered one of the best colors for entertainment rooms. Like red, orange is stimulating and pleasing to the senses. It is a cheerful, energetic color.

If you need an advice regarding garage door insulation, call us on 1300 767 900 today, so one of our experts can assess your home and help you choose the best option for your individual needs.

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