Reclaiming Garage Space - Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

reclaiming garage space

I have a small alcove in the garage where the steps to the house door go. I am intending to frame this in and make it part of the house to expand the mudroom. Since the foundation wall around the perimeter of the garage follows the stair alcove when I frame joists across the space I will have garage floor under it with a 4 to 6 inch space. What do i do with this space - do I block it off with pressure treated lumber that acts like the foundation along the front edge, or try to put a "bottom" inside the joists to seal it? Do I need a vapor barrier? I also want to stuff in insulation but I don't want things crawling under and nesting in it. Thoughts?


Scott2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,188
Rewards Points: 5,336

Can you post a few photos? I'm having a hard time visualizing the situation.


Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 07:17 AM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

Sorry it sounds confusing. I attached a house plan and maybe that will help. The area I was trying to describe is where the stairs are in the garage. I only have two steps so I'm moving them outward and then framing the space into the house mudroom (Family Foyer on the plans) if that makes sense?
Attached Files
File Type: pdf House Plan.pdf (98.9 KB, 121 views)

Last edited by Scott2; 02-18-2010 at 07:19 AM.
Scott2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 07:26 AM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: central virginia mountains
Posts: 1,857
Rewards Points: 1,000

panel the sides, yes insolate , if coming back with new steps have risers people around here have been snake bit going into garage from house at steps
The older I get the better I was
tpolk is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me utilize the space over my Garage Mr Chips Building & Construction 9 06-15-2009 02:48 PM
Attic space above garage chris0914 Building & Construction 5 01-19-2009 07:04 PM
Are You Wasting Space In Your Garage? BJLower Carpentry 2 10-07-2008 07:54 PM
storage space in the Garage over cars jchildress Remodeling 2 07-05-2008 11:20 PM
How to attach this garage and convert it into a living space? BleachCola Building & Construction 16 02-02-2008 03:40 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1