With ample parking in the driveway of our new home, my wife and I decided we wanted to convert the garage attached to the house into a playroom for our two wonderful kids.
It had a wide floor space and was perfect for setting up all of their toys in various play stations for them to enjoy.
What we didn’t realize at the time was that the garage, despite being connected to the house, was not connected to the rest of the house’s HVAC system. The central heating and cooling system that managed the temperature control of the rest of the house did not extend to the garage, leaving it unprotected from the heat and cold throughout the year. Living in the north, the lack of heating was a bigger concern than the fact there wasn’t any air conditioning, since we dealt with cold temperatures more than hot ones throughout the year. We called to speak with an HVAC professional about the options we had for the garage, and decided to connect the garage to the rest of the house’s heating and air conditioning system. Then, with that out of the way, we were able to feel secure that our children were playing in a much safer, more comfortable environment. The garage playroom was filled with toys, puzzles, art supplies, and other fun activities that both our kids enjoyed. It gave them a safe space to unwind after school before it was time to work on their homework, and my wife and I were proud to be able to provide what we felt was best for our children’s sake. We hoped the playroom would be a source of many happy memories for us as a family, and I believe our family is better off with it in our lives.