When you have family members or friends who come into town, it’s nice to offer them a place to stay. Sure, they could get a nearby hotel, but you’ll be able to spend more time together – and they’ll save some money – if you can offer them comfortable accommodations on your property.
If there isn’t enough room in your house for a dedicated guest room, consider adding a garage for this purpose. A detached garage can make for a great guest room space as long as it is finished properly and includes the right touches to make your guests feel at home. In this article, we’ll take a look at how this type of project might come together so you can be ready for your next visitors.
The custom garage building that you create is going to be the most important part of this project, and for that, Carport Kingdom can come to the rescue. We are experts in custom metal garages, as the process all starts here on our site with our Build & Price tool. Try it out today, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions. Our team is ready to help!
Start with These 2 Points
While there is an element of this project that will involve being creative, the job starts with brutal practicals about the task at hand. You need to get everything lined up for this project to start on the right foot, and that process begins with the two points listed below –
- Zoning. This new building is likely to be considered an additional dwelling unit, or ADU, on your property. Is such a structure legal where you live? What are the restrictions? There are likely to be some rules in place in terms of how big this building can be, how many bedrooms it can have, and more. Do your research on the zoning rules immediately so you don’t get farther down the road before getting into complications.
- Budgeting. You’ll want to make sure from the start that you can afford to complete this whole project. It’s not a fun experience to get partway into a project before you realize that you don’t have the funds available to finish it off as you’d hoped. For this job, you will need to combine the price of creating the structure – which you can get from Carport Kingdom – with the cost of finishing it off properly and outfitting it with everything needed to create a guest room.
This project will be far more enjoyable if you’ve taken the time at the start to deal with zoning and budgeting requirements. Then, with these hurdles cleared, you can move on to the fun part and work on creating something that you and your guests will both love.
Think About Design
Assuming this new garage guest room will be positioned relatively close to your home, you need to think about design considerations as part of the process. Specifically, you’ll want to make sure the new building doesn’t clash with the existing one so the overall look of your property meets your expectations.
Most likely, it’s not a good idea to try to match the color of these two buildings exactly. For one thing, the paint on your home has probably aged and weathered, while the garage will be a new structure. Also, if your home has traditional siding, it will look different than a metal garage, even if the paint colors are close. Instead of trying for a match, just pick out a color for your new metal building that nicely accents the color in place on your house.
Rely on Professionals
Once the new building is in place, you’ll still have a lot of work to do to make it livable for your guests. For this, it is highly advisable to turn to a collection of professional contractors to make sure everything is done correctly. Some of the many tasks that might need to be completed include having electrical wired to the building and having plumbing added if you want to include a bathroom. With reliable contractors on the job, you can quickly convert this metal garage into a space that will be welcoming for anyone who comes to stay.
Don’t give up on your idea of having a guest room on your property just because there isn’t space available in your house. By adding a quality, durable metal garage structure from Carport Kingdom, you can add a welcoming guest room that your visitors will love to call their own for the duration of their stay. Put this project in motion today by contacting us.