If your home has a carport, have you considered converting it into a space that can better meet your needs? There are many great options for carport conversions from a garage or storage space to a she-shed or man-cave. However you choose to use this space, there are 5 important questions to ask before considering carport conversions.
Question #1: How will you use your carport conversion?
As long as building code requirements are met, you have a wide variety of choices for the purpose of your conversion. Some great options for this space that you may not have considered are a playroom, an office, a family room, a gym, or even an art or photography studio.
Question #2: What do you imagine your conversion to look like?
Before beginning a carport conversion, it is important to have a vision of how you want your space to look. Consider where you would like to have entrances and windows. Involving a design company can ensure that your needs and desires are met.
Question #3: What is the size of your carport?
With the purpose of your space determined, you can decide if your carport is the appropriate size to accommodate your conversion. You will also want to consider the cement slab on which your carport is placed and if it will be able to support your new space.
Question #4: What is the condition of your carport?
Carport conversions may not be a good option if there are any major structural issues with your existing carport. It may be easier to just start from scratch. But if your supports and roof are in good condition, a successful conversion may be in your future.
Question #5: What are the regulations in your neighborhood?
Before beginning a renovation project, it is always a good idea to look into local building codes and research the permits needed for your project. If your carport is too close to your property line, you may not be allowed to make any changes. If you live in an HOA neighborhood, you also should check with your organization for any regulations they may have for carport conversions.
If you are interested in carport conversions, we can help. At Artisan Building & Design, we have the experience and expertise to transform your carport and make it an even more valuable part of your home. Contact us to learn more about carport conversions and how they can add value and functionality to your home.