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Home makeover: A garage is transformed into a dream den

After years of collecting ideas, Irene Viglass took the plunge to turn her two-car garage into a family room. Viglass, owner of Colorscapes Ltd., a landscape design firm in Huntington, had crunched the numbers for four years. “I wanted a nice entryway and a room my three children could hang out in.” A business associate did much of the construction for the project, which included building a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Total cost: About $70,000. — Sylvia E. King-Cohen