Just over three months after moving into our new house and work has begun to convert our extremely cold garage – currently masquerading as a playroom – into a warm, useable room.
The house is only a few years old and when it was built, the single garage was temporarily converted into the sales office for the new complex of homes. It had french doors where the garage door should have been, and a laminate floor was laid straight over the concrete.
When I bought it, it was in pretty much the same state apart from the french doors had gone and the garage door was back on. Behind the garage door was a plasterboard wall, making it look like a garage from the outside but a room from the inside. I loved the thought of having an extra room to use for the kids, or when they get older as a second sitting room or even dining room, but knew it needed some work.
Even in the summer you’d go in there and it was cold, and once the autumn came you couldn’t go in there without a thick jumper and slippers on. The past few weeks it has been ridiculously cold in there, to the point where when the door from the garage to the kitchen is open you can feel a draught all through the house.
Luckily work has started now and in a few weeks’ time hopefully we will have a fully insulated, warm playroom, all ready for the fun part – the reorganising and the decorating!
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