Some homeowners are passionate about vehicles and must use a two or three-car garage to protect their cars and have a space to work on them. But, you may own a vehicle or two that you do not mind parking in your driveway. You may feel confident when you live in a mild climate where the weather does not have a huge impact on the appearance and condition of your cars.

This creates an excellent opportunity to turn your garage into an apartment. While this project will require a lot of work, you should make sure to hire a plumber to help things go smoothly.


When you want to transform your garage, which is normally where you park vehicles and store items, into a place to live, eat, and sleep, you will need to get permits. A plumber can help you with getting these permits because they will know which ones you need to get beforehand.

Getting guidance for this process will keep you from worrying about whether you are getting the right permits because you do not want to start construction without all the permits you need.


Once you get all the permits, you can start working on the garage. While a plumber will not be the one to add another story to the garage to increase square footage, you will want them there during this process so that they can incorporate plumbing into the entire apartment. You will need to connect the new plumbing for the kitchen and bathroom to the system for the house.


In the most basic apartment, you should expect to get plumbing for a toilet, shower, and several sinks. If you want to add a dishwasher, you will need a plumber to help with the installation.

You may be determined to have shutoff valves for the toilet and sinks for peace of mind. This will make it so that you can cut off water to these features if it starts flooding in just a few seconds.

If you do not have shutoff valves, you will need to go through the process of turning off water to the whole house. Since it can take a while to reach the main water supply valve, a burst pipe or overflowing toilet may end up causing a lot of water damage while you are rushing there.

When you want to make a garage apartment, you should make it a priority to hire a plumber such as one found through Arnold  &  Sons_Plumbing Sewer &  Drain Services who can help you from the beginning all the way to the end of the process.