For many of the homeowners in the UK, a garage conversion is one of the simplest and most economical ways to add a new habitable room to your property. It, for the beholder, either A) adds value to your home. Or B) is simply a nice, new space for you to relax, work, or play in. Perhaps all three!
Enjoy the extra space on the ground floor without reducing the natural daylight in other rooms. Building into the garage is proving much more popular than moving home, with more people working from home, children staying longer at home, and elderly or disabled people needing more ground-floor living space.
“A well-thought-out garage conversion can add as much as 10% to the value of your home. Expect to pay between £5,000 and £8,000 for converting the average single garage, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your property’s resale value.” – TV’s Phil Spencer
Your options for a garage conversion are endless, but here are some ideas to get you started:
1 Home office
Are you your own boss, or are you lucky enough to be allowed to work from home? If your short on space inside the home, then consider building your very own home office in the garage.
Whether you go for the modern office, with clean spacious and minimalist look. Just picture simple painted walls, floating shelves, maybe a couple of framed prints and loads of natural light from a large window or maybe light tunnels in the ceiling.
Or maybe something with a bit more attitude, colourful vinyl wall wraps, chunky wooden shelves, posters and every little space adorned with interesting collected items.
Stuck for ideas, did you know Exeter now has its very own Ikea. The massive Swedish chain opened its 21st store in the UK, on the 10th of May. They have the perfect setup for getting a feel for what you like.
They say the kitchen is the heart of any home, but sometimes they can be very small. Why not expand into the garage, buy that big AGA oven you have always wanted and that fancy island with the built-in wine bottle shelves. Maybe one of those new instant boiled water taps!!
We have teamed up with Howdens Kitchens to bring you over 70 inspirational kitchens that range from slick modern to traditional designs. Making your dream kitchen come alive.
3 Family room
Get more space for your family by moving your living room into the garage, making a space that is both relaxing and fun.
Picture a large sofa wrap around sofa, the newest 65″ Ultra High definition TV on the wall, floating shelves with family photos, hidden LED multiple coloured strips that can change the mood of the room in an instance – Soft white lights or full on party mode! Dolby 5.1 surround sound and maybe get that Lay-Z-boy you have always wanted, you know the one with the hidden fridge in the arm.
Complete project management can help make this perfect place to relax and enjoy at the end of your busy day.
4 Kids playroom
Contain the mayhem! Make the perfect place for your kids to have fun by converting your garage into a purpose build playroom.
Just imagine a room with all their favourite toys, chalkboard walls for scribbling, bean bag corners, cool sensory lighting, reward charts, bunting, foam floor pieces to avoid bumps and grazes and that very important purpose-built storage.
Kids grow up fast, give them a space that will make them very happy.
5 Dining room
Impress your guests with the perfect dining room, whether you entertain regularly or you just want a space ready for the whole family for Christmas!
From the ultra-modern look with high leather back chairs, sleek sharp tables and that feature ceiling light or maybe a traditional farmhouse turned wood table, rugged side furniture, wall lights creating a dramatic feel.
Be the envy of all your friends and family with your very own purpose build dining room.
6 Home cinema
Who wouldn’t want their very own cinema, why not create the perfect moviegoer experience within your own home.
Just picture a large sofa, or maybe traditional cinema seats. A large projection screen at one end and newest audio solution say from Bose. Coloured led strips and the all-important beer/wine fridge for the intermissions. Maybe even a popcorn machine!!
Go on, convert your garage into something cool.
7 Gaming room
Why not convert your garage into a purpose-built gaming space, for you and your family.
From the classic gamers, with an old CRT TV setup and a gaming library of old games cartridges and memorabilia adorning the walls to the Hardcore pc gamer with a multiscreen setup, the newest fully modded pc and slick led lighting, or you could be in need of some extra space for a new Virtual reality setup!
Whatever gamer you are, a garage conversion is a great solution.
8 Utility Room
Running out of space in the house for all your washing, drying and cleaning materials. Want it all in one neat package? Why not consider a utility room garage conversion.
A room that is built for a purpose, not just a place for the washing machine and dryer. It could be walkthrough room that you can keep and clean muddy boots, maybe a wetroom shower and toilet annexe.
9 Study / Book Nook
Are you a bookworm? Do you want a space to get lost in the endless worlds? Then a study or book nook garage conversion is for you.
Just picture your very own library, stocked with hundreds of your favourite novels, with a comfortable chair, a sofa or maybe large bean bags or maybe a hammock chair.
The perfect place to sit back and relax with a good book.
10 At home business
Are you an entrepreneur? Wanting to start a home business making, stocking and selling goods. Or maybe you are an offering a service such as nail painting or back massage, a garage conversion is for you. With current business rents being so high, it makes a more sensible option to work from home initially.
Just picture a purpose-built space built around your dream job, this space can become whatever you need it for.
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