SimonParticipant@simon1313Join Date: 2017Post Count: 59
I took possession of my property on Tuesday and am well underway with the renovations.
I am after peoples thoughts on what is best to replace the garage door on a conversion? A sliding glass door or glass panel with windows?
The panel is about $450 cheaper and I feel is better security.
SBennyModerator@bennyJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 1,376
It depends on where you are going with this. I had an occasion to do similar and I chose the slider, as the house layout and location suited a possible “home office” – but could also be another bedroom, giving me, or the tenant, choice. The room created behind this front room became a study (but could also have been a “backroom” for the office – filing, storing goods, computer setup, etc).
If your situation doesn’t suit such an option and was simply to be an extra bedroom, then maybe you don’t need a slider.
BennyCorey BattParticipant@cjaysaJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 1,010
We had a house a while ago which had a converted garage to bedroom (it was actually a display home years ago and that was the office).
To make it fit in, they had run a row of bricks at the bottom and top to make it a proper large window – i prefer this aesthetically to just putting wall to wall glass which is an obvious conversion which will reduce the appeal somewhat from a value perspective.