Building extra room in attached garage.

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by la Vasca, May 31, 2011.

  1. la Vasca

    la Vasca Homeowner hiring subs

    May 30, 2011
    retired aerospace buyer
    long beach, ca
    We are seeking to break through a service porch back wall to build an extra room in our attached garage. It would be done by a licensed contractor but unpermitted and would be removed in the future. The size would be about 11x13. good idea or terrible idea?
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    Fire and electric code issues need to be met, particularly being that it is attached to a residence.

    I wouldn't think of doing this without a permit and inspection. If done wrong, the house could have it's occupancy denied and you would be looking for place to stay until it is brought up to code.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    There are strict requirements for a bedroom, as far as access, AND emergency egress, which your contractor should know about, but I cannot imagine any licensed contractor being willing to assume the potential liability by NOT getting it permitted. I also assume this will FILL the garage so you cannot park a car in the garage.
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