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Old 01-01-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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i want to close in a small portion of my garage and make it into a room, mancave whatever you want to call it. i'm in question as to whether or not i can do this within codes. the room is about 9 x 13. i didn't measure but this is about that size. currently the room is opened to the much larger part of the garage with an overhead door and room for a small sedan. i guess the previous owner opened the wall and added this little room in after the home and garage was built. the room has a front entry door and three small windows. i want to close it off at the point where it enters the car room and put a prehung door in at that point. the room's headers meet the rafters at around 7' 6" into an A frame roof. i would love to finish the walls and ceiling with as much head room as possible.any suggestions on how to go about closing this room.

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Pictures would be helpful.

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not sure how to upload pictures on here but i will give that a try. thanks
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most of the garages i've seen which had some finish in them had sheetrock walls and ceilings. does the ceiling have some roof truss bottom chords or ceiling rafters to screw sheetrock to?

The ceiling is your first priority.

The walls may be much more simple. You will simply rock them.

There was some mention of an opening to the other garage... If you need to frame this opening in, then do so.
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Chances are, you will have code issues....especially if the room could be used as a rental room....

I would suggest going over to the Garage Journal and asking the question....garages is all they talk about there....if it's been done...someone there did it.
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