case study

Garage remodel and bedroom transformation

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Cost: $59,800

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Duration: 5 weeks

With a large garage that needed an upgrade, Chicago homeowner Patricia didn’t want to have to go through the hassle of tearing it down completely just to rebuild it at a potentially smaller size. So with the same foundation and walls, Patricia was able to construct a plan for a brand new garage that would include a new slab, roof, doors, windows, as well as new siding and gutters in place on the exterior wall that faces the alley. 

In addition to these renovations, Patricia’s new garage also features some exciting new details that bring some more personality to the space. With all of the doors and trim painted purple for a unique style and a basketball hoop mounted to the new roof (at no additional cost thanks to general contractors David and Tommy Palider from Atelier Finishes!) Patricia has the garage she has been waiting for.

Thomas Hellios, project manager

project manager

Thomas Hellios

Atelier Finishes Inc, general contractor

General contractor

Atelier Finishes Inc.

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Getting creative with a brand new bedroom

For the other portion of this project, the homeowner was looking to convert her loft-style bedroom at the bottom floor of her 3-flat into an official and marketable one bedroom. With only a half-wall existing along the stairs and no room for a closet, the space couldn’t be used as an actual bedroom. But with some rearranging and creative reimagining on the general contractor's part, the space was quickly transformed into a livable room. 

First, the half-wall was removed and replaced with a full-sized wall that features a pocket door. The closet presented the largest challenge due to limited space, but with a commitment to install a closet without taking up too much room, David and Tommy worked within the confines of the area. By building a suspended closet into the new full-sized wall equipped with built-in shelving and drawers, the closet could seamlessly be included in the room without taking up unnecessary space. 

Finding solutions within small spaces like this can be tricky, but with expert advice from general contractors like Atelier Finishes and clear communication, this homeowner can enjoy her newly renovated and repurposed spaces.

Cost breakdown

Garage remodel and bedroom transformation

ITEM
AMOUNT

Demolition

$3,000

Structural wood

$8,000

Concrete slab

$9,500

Doors and windows

$7,700

Electrical

$3,500

Facade and gutters

$4,000

Flat roofing

$7,500

Other

$8,600

Change order No. 1 (Rebuild front structural wall of the garage)

$2,700

Change order No. 2 (Repair parapet walls on the east and north sides)

$2,700

Total (USD)
$54,800

Project date: November 2022

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