I want to do a little work on my garage to create a mud room. I checked with my codes people and they said since I’m building a new wall, I’ll be required to get a permit for it.
It’s a 1-car attached garage, on the east end is the garage door. On the far west end are the steps down to the basement and the entry door on the north wall. On the south wall a few feet from the steps is the door to the house.
What I want to do is put a new wall N-S across the garage to create a ‘mud room’ that separates the entry door and door to the house from the rest of the garage. That way I can insulate it to help keep the house warm, and also the dog can go out there at night and when we’re gone instead of her kennel in the dining room.
Apart from ‘fire separation’ I’m at a loss as to what codes will apply. I’m tearing the drywall out of the existing walls to add insulation since they have none. I’ll use 5/8" firerock and mud it to comply with that and put a steel door between the new mud room and the garage proper. I’ll add a switched light on either side of that door.
Anything I’m overlooking?