I have a detached garage where I rent the upstairs out. Downstairs there is an unfinished half bathroom as part of the garage.
Because of city regulations, I cannot close in and remodel the downstairs garage part because it would exceed the square footage limit for detached buildings (square footage cannot exceed 30% (or something lkie that) of the primary home.
But I would like to rent out that space somehow. So I’m thinking of just replacing the garage door with an insulated garage door, finishing the walls, and adding a shower to the unfinished bathroom. Maybe decorate it in diamondplate and keep it garage motif. Maybe have a murphy bed to fold up when I want to park in the garage.
I’m just not sure what to do about the concrete floor. It has a few cracks and stains in it so I need to cover it. Maybe multiple rugs. There is a center pole that supports upstairs so I’m not sure what to do about that either.
Another problem: when someone walks across the floor upstairs, it’s pretty loud though you can hear enough to interpret any conversations. I guess I’d have to add extra foam insulations to cut down on the sound.
Anybody seen any dual purpose garage rentable spaces?