When you need more space, that unused garage can be the solution to add another room to your home. Garage conversions often offer a more affordable option than traditional building options. It is a cheaper alternative for making a home more usable with more space.
There can be be many stages to implementing a garage conversion, to simple internal panelling, to a more comprehensive build project. Many skills could be required from electrical, plumbing, roofing, plastering and of course the structure build work.
Office Garage Conversions
With more people working from home now, an office born from your garage space could be a great solution.
Extra Bedroom Conversion
Creating that extra bedroom from your garage, especially if it is for someone with limited access to stairs, could be a problem solver
Extend an Existing Room
Instead of of extending to the rear of front, an option could be to extend width wise into that garage. Wider living room or kitchen, or maybe even both.
Add Room To Rear Of Garage
Maybe you want to keep space for your car, but extend the garage so it can include an additional room such as a unitly room etc.
Why Your Dream Home Deserves an Incredible Garage Conversion
Your Tailor Made Space
Of course, since it’s your garage you’re converting, you can incorporate whatever style and elements you desire. Your imagination is the only limit, and the capabilities of a garage conversion when it comes to room types are endless. Go for a room that most people usually won’t have access to in their homes, such as a gym, or an art studio, or perhaps you want to go down the more practical route and convert your garage into a guest bedroom for relatives, or sleepovers. It really is completely up to you.
Of course you will need to leave the car on the drive, but the benefits will be worth it.
Before starting your garage conversion, it is important that you think about what you want the end result to look like. Think about what things you would need in the converted room; think about how much space will be needed; think about what kind of look do you want for the room, etc.
Come up with a floor plan for your new room(s). Make sure the new room is safe and meets all safety codes. This includes installing proper insulation, ventilation, electricity, and plumbing fixtures. Clean up all debris in the garage so construction can start as soon as possible!
Next, you will want to get started on creating that unique architectural look for your new living space by adding new floors, ceilings, and walls. This could be done with anything from concrete brick veneer to reclaimed wood floor.
The right door for a conversion will depend on what you want to do with your garage. You may want to add a door from the house into the garage conversion, or leave it open from one end of the wall, or have two doors from room to room – these all require different types of doors.
Types of spaces you could create in your converted garage include a home office, living room, bedroom suite, storage space or playroom. You can also use your converted space as a room for overnight accommodations for family members who are visiting from out of town or across country.
A Garage Conversions Can Increase The Value Of Your Home
Having said all that, it’s estimated that converting your garage can add up to 10% further value to your home or property, and thanks to low costs for conversion, this means that after you’ve made the most of your new conversion, when it comes time to sell your house, you can reap the financial benefits on top when receiving a higher return for your home.
An Easier Type Of Conversion (in most cases)
Oh, did we mention that since your garage is an established part of your home, you won’t even need to get planning permission to alter your garages interior, and connect it to your home through the removal of an inside wall. On top of this, it won’t affect your council tax band in the slightest, so there really are no negatives.
The conversion of a garage roof is very common and easy to do, but the process may vary depending on the age and type of roof.
To get started you will need to get up on the roof and measure the size of your garage. Be sure to measure from outside edge to outside edge, not just front or back. You can then take that measurement and use it to get an estimate of the cost for materials needed for your garage conversion.
A contractor will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate based on their experience.
The type of windows for garage conversion depends on the desired look, the style and design of your home, and your budget.
There are a few different types of windows for garage conversions:
– Casement windows
– Awning windows
– Sliding windows
– Fixed Windows
A suspended ceiling is often the most common type of roofing option, as it can be easily installed and removed without requiring any major renovations. It’s also easier to install than a pitched roof, which requires more time and money. However, the downside is that it carries a limited load-bearing capacity, so heavier items such as beams or joists need to be installed separately.