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Adding closet using part of garage


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06-16-14, 03:50 AM   #1  
Adding closet using part of garage

I need help.. I'm handy and can do most things- but I am a lay person and need advise- we are converting a family room into a bedroom - we plan on converting the back 4 feet of the garage into a closet... I have to:
1. Create a doorway
2. Raise the floor of the garage to make it level with the new bedroom ( currently we step down 2 stairs into the garage from the house)
3. Build 1 wall between new closet and garage ( the other walls are finished with Sheetrock already...)
4: create a ceiling ( thinking about putting a drop ceiling in as the would just seem easiest...)
My big dilemma is with number 2... How do I do this... What precautions do I need to take... The garage has a crack and water enters in front portion - the part we are using has no water issues... It is a concrete slab as the basement does not extend under the garage...
Any help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!

 
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06-17-14, 04:22 PM   #2  
How high does the raised floor have to be & what are the other measurements, of the proposed closet? Don't forget to insulate the walls & the floor, of the closet.

 
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06-18-14, 03:14 AM   #3  
The floor needs to be raised 1 1/2 feet to meet existing floor dimensions of closet would be appx. 4x8 - should I add vapor barrier to floor? What's the best way to do that? And what type if is vulgarian is recommended between concrete floor and closet sub floor?

 
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06-18-14, 03:24 AM   #4  
And what type if is vulgarian is recommended between concrete floor and closet sub floor?
If you are using a voice recognition program, please proof read it first. Do you know what a "vulgarian" is?

I would just build a platform frame using pressure treated lumber for a base plate, with studs and top plate just like you were building a regular wall. Lay in your Advantech subflooring and build your necessary walls on top of that. You will need to insulate under the floor and enclose it with access.

 
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06-18-14, 05:36 AM   #5  
Make sure you have the appropriate sheet rock thickness to provide the necessary fire resistance between the closet and the garage area(5/8"?). The framing under the garage also and possibly the ceiling.

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