carpeting a garage & room divider
I have 3 car garage with a 2 car and a 1 car door. I plan on parking in the 1 car area and turning the 2 car area into a game room over the next couple of years. I already have the pool table and furniture for the seating areas. I have 2 questions:
1. I would like some kind of divider between the sections. Is it best to build a permanent wall, or put up something like a heavy drape? I wouldn't want to detract from resale value.
2. I would like to carpet the game room section to help make it warmer in the winter. Is it best to do a flat industrial carpet direct on the concrete, or get it carpeted with padding too? In either case, do you suggest an overflow pan for under the water heater...do those things really help in the case of a leak?