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How to Change Your Garage into a Playroom with Flooring and Paint

How to Change Your Garage into a Playroom with Flooring and Paint

If you’ve been wanting to give the kids a special treat without a costly home addition, consider turning that long-neglected garage into a playroom.

With some strategic interior painting services and a little TLC for your garage flooring, your playroom will be a safe place for kids of all ages to relax and have fun. Here are some suggestions for making the transformation complete.

Converting a Garage into a Playroom

Be Sure Kids Are Playing on Safe Flooring

Garage floor coating has many benefits when converting a garage into a playroom or gameroom:

  • Moisture and Stain Resistance: Epoxy coatings, concrete sealers, and concrete staining are all wise choices if you want a more durable, moisture-resistant floor that can stand up to kids’ messes.

  • Longevity and Durability: The protective coating means floors last longer against wear and tear, letting them withstand years of ongoing usage without changing appearance or finish.

  • Visual Appeal: It’s much more inviting to have a colorful or shiny coating on concrete garage flooring than to leave the unprotected, dull gray floors.

Along with sealing, staining, or coating concrete garage flooring, we recommend adding washable rugs throughout your playroom to give kids a soft, comfortable space to stretch out and play.

Address Paint Damage and Deterioration

Along with being unsightly, paint deterioration could mean fumes in the air and could increase the risk of moisture damage, mold, and mildew if left unattended.

We recommend planning for thorough surface preparation to ensure that walls and ceilings are in the best possible condition to receive the most durable paint finishes available for your garage turned playroom.

NOTE: If your garage has acoustic/popcorn ceilings, we recommend popcorn ceiling removal as soon as possible. Since they’re a feature of many older homes and buildings (built before 1978), popcorn ceilings may have lead paint or asbestos. As the ceiling ages, those particles are more likely to be in the surrounding air. Professional paint testing and popcorn ceiling removal by certified local house painters is a great way to get peace of mind before moving forward with your playroom painting project.

Paint Garage Walls and Ceilings

Garage wall and ceiling painting is a cost-effective alternative to home additions and in-depth renovations. Here are some of our favorite playroom paint color selections that will look great for years to come, even if you decide to repurpose the garage again in the future:

  • Pale Blues and Greens: These colors have a calming effect on many kids and adults while still giving you a chance to bring some creativity and interest into the space.

  • Eggshell and Other Off-Whites: These highly reflective colors will use any natural or added lighting in the space to their advantage, making the whole room appear lighter, brighter, and more spacious.

  • Earth Tones: Brightly colored toys, games, furnishings, and artwork you choose for the playroom will be the star with beiges or light earth tones on the garage walls and ceilings

  • Kids’ Choice: If you want to get the whole family involved, try looking at a color wheel together. Choose a color you and the kids love. Work with the complementary colors for accents (across the color wheel), and the shades of the base color to bring a greater sense of depth and dimension to the room.

Utilize and Beautify Toy and Game Storage

Keeping the toys in the playroom is every parent’s dream. And that’s a lot easier to do if your garage playroom has adequate, accessible storage that’s easy for kids to use.

Once you’ve cleared out your garage to prep it for painting, consider relocating old shelves and storage cabinets to the newly repurposed playroom space. Or find stackable wooden cubbies with easy-open drawers and doors that kids will be excited to make their own.

Once you've decided on storage options, cabinet painting makes the new playroom look more fun and welcoming. Fresh paint on cabinets also adds a renewed layer of protection against moisture, wear and tear, and dirt.

Work with an Expert Team

For versatile garage repurposing that stands the test of time, working with local house painters means your flooring, painting, and cabinet refinishing projects can all be streamlined by one expert team.

Trico Painting are the interior painting contractors Roseville, CA and surrounding communities call when they're ready to customize their garage with wall and ceiling painting, floor coating, and more.

Ready for the kids to enjoy spending time at home more than ever? We’ll help you create a space where their imaginations can run wild. Contact Trico Painting for your interior painting estimate today.