Garage Conversion Ideas
Need some help deciding what kind of Garage Conversion you want? With plenty of tools to help your creative juices flow like Pinterest and Instagram we have an abundance of previous projects to help us what we like and don’t like.
Here we have selected some options to help you get started. If you need any help, contact our design team who can help you out.
What Type of Garage Renovation Do You Want?
Generally speaking, depending on what type of garage you have will determine what kind of conversion you get.
A detached garage conversion is more likely to be a studio or a separate annexe for example. Whereas a garage that is attached to your property provides a fantastic opportunity to convert the garage into a living space or even another bedroom.
Create a Spacious Kitchen-Diner
By removing an internal wall separating your kitchen and the garage, you can open it all up, giving you that much needed room to enjoy yourself.
Add a dining area or a living space. Bring the outside in by adding hatch lights or bifold doors. This can help with increasing light flow into your new space whilst making the most out of it. Not to mention adding value to your property.
No space for your washing machine in your kitchen already? Install a partition to create a utility room, thus freeing up valuable storage space in your under work top space, as well as having a place to hide the mess of daily life.
Add another Bedroom
Growing Family? Short of Space? Just love where you live?
Adding a bedroom to your property is a great way to add additional space without having to go through the hassle of moving, let alone have to cough up for the costs associated with it. You can convert your garage into a bedroom very easily.
Usually, planning permission is not required as it falls within Permitted Development Rights, but you will have to make sure that you comply with building regulations.
Did you know…
Adding another bedroom to your property can add 10% onto the value. Taking the UK’s average home price this can equate to £30k! Not too shabby.
Move Your Living Space
You may want to play around with the flow of your property works. By knocking through into your garage, or leaving it as a standalone room, you can move your living areas from noisy frontages to more relaxing rears of the house. You can sit back and relax in peace and quiet, or watch the kids run around the garden.
Got a Hobby?
With the pressures of work and home life, sometimes it is happy to escape. Turn your garage into a gym, workshop, music room, cinema room. Hey, it can be whatever you want it to be. The sky really is the limit.
Take time to give yourself a break and unwind. You’ve earned it.
Convert a Detached Garage
Ofcourse, all the above points apply, but an added benefit of a detached garage is just that…its detached. Transform it into an annexe for your property which could have numerous benefits.
Teenagers? Give them a taste of independent living
Work? Home office sounds pretty good
Commercial purposes? Holiday homes. BnB. A bit of extra income can go a long way.
You can even treat it as a project for yourself and really bring out your creative side.
Just remember that unlike a garage conversion that is attached to your house, planning permission is likely to be needed under “change of use”.