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Garage Renovations... Not Your Same Old Bays!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016   /   by Extreme Home Selling Team

Garage Renovations... Not Your Same Old Bays!

Garage Game RoomHere in the SUNSHINE STATE, Garage Renovations are a common use of re-purposing built space for growing or extended families; expanded athletics, hobby or gaming activities; and to accommodate the rapid rise in home offices for Entrepreneurs! Most are permanent but many are designed to be convertable: the next Owner can return the space back to parking if desired.

Granny Flat  Home Gym  Storage Space  Work Shop
Granny Flat!                    Home Gym!                     Storage Space!            Work Shop!

Sarasota has seen a steady use of auxiliary space converted to Rental Units for Passive Income since the beginning of its history. Small Cottages near Main Homes were commonly built in the late 1800's/early 1900's, and today, are used as Granny Flats, Student Housing, Young Professional Studios, and the like. Many homes with Detached Garages have converted the buildings to usable, Air Conditioned spaces: Art Studios, Retail Shops, Professional Office especially in the Downtown Neighborhoods with Live/Work designations!

Towles Court Art Studio   Laurel Park Retail Shop Live/Work   Office Space Laurel Park Live/Work
Art Studio                        Retail Shop                      Professional Office

Sarasota also has several terrific neighborhoods zoned specifically for this kind of activity that caters to the Live/Work Lifestyle of the Urban Professional. Laurel Park, Gillespie Park, Rosemary District, Burns Square, and portions of the Historic Central Cocoanut District are in and around the Downtown Core.

1882 Bidwell-Wood Home 1901 Crocker ChurchLinks to these Very Special Neighborhoods are here including a City Map that defines each Neighborhood in relation to the Downtown Area!

City Guide Map  Laurel Park  Gillespie Park   Rosemary Distrtict  

Burns Square   Historic Central Cocoanut District

(To the right are the 1882 Bidwell-Wood Home and 1901 Crocker Church that were moved into Pioneer Park at 12th Street and Cocoanut Avenue.)

As in every case, you should seek professional advice before attempting to convert any part of your home or property to a use other than legally designated. When buying a property, you need a Real Estate Team who does the legwork to insure that the property meets Zoning and Code Requirements so you don't get stuck holding the bag!

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