GARAGE CONVERSION IDEAS
IDEAS FOR YOUR GARAGE CONVERSION
Garage conversions are a great way to create more space in your home and make better use of your garage. You won’t believe the uses they can be put to; from spas and games rooms to workshops and offices. At a mere fraction of the cost of an extension or conservatory, you could get yourself a stylish, modern new room instead of a clogged up, unused garage that will add thousands to the value of your property and be the pride of your home for years.
According to property experts, a garage conversion does not only provide extra living space but can add up to 10% to the value of your home. Need some ideas for a garage conversion? Check out these ideas…
Where garages adjoin the kitchen, knocking out the wall between the two will to create a bigger, brighter kitchen-diner. Good planning is needed to get the design details right. At North Home Improvements we have a kitchen expert who can come out, go through your needs and design the kitchen for you.
A good use of garages that sit alongside a kitchen or a hallway is as a utility room, as they also offer the potential for a back door. This has many uses from laundry to extra storage as well as a downstairs cloakroom. If you have a double garage we may be able designate half of a garage to utility and the other half for a car. Or, you could split the room to create half utility, half home office. Remember good ventilation is a must to stop damp from forming.
Using the space as a playroom is a perfect solution for families with children. This can be opened up so you can keep an eye on the little ones whilst you are in the kitchen or living room. This keeps noise away from your own relaxing space and you can have a living room uncluttered of toys. Good daylight and ventilation will be required. Remember children grow up, so when you’re converting think 5 or 10 years ahead and imagine what you will use the room for then.
Teenagers like some personal space as much as you. Transforming your garage into a teen hangout means they can have friends around without disturbing you. We can fit extra electrics for a television, computers and game consoles. Ask us about sound proofing your garage conversion.
Extra living room
Using the space for an extra living room caters for everyone’s needs. You can make this as cosy or as modern as you want. This will stop arguments over who watches what.
A home office allows you to have an area to work in whilst not leaving the house. An office is best suited away from the main living space. An option is to allow for a self-contained entrance for work-related visitors. This space will require plenty of natural daylight to make it bright enough to work in. We can fit extra sockets for your printer, computer, scanner and so on. We can also install heating so you don’t get chilly in those winter days.
A garage can be converted into a cinema room. There will be no need for windows (although you can have one fitted and use blackout blinds), sound-proofing will be required. We can fit all the electrics ready for your surround sound system to be fitted.
A home gym allows you to get fit without paying for a gym membership. You will need air conditioning or a window that can be opened to keep it well ventilated. A wet room can be fitted also allowing you to freshen up after a workout.
This type of conversion is great for making space for an ageing relative or guests. A garage conversion will allow privacy and space. We can also look to fit an en suit, wet room, laundry room or kitchenette whilst still having a generous bedroom/living space. We can a door so they can enter the room without having to come through the main house.
From the initial idea, right through to the planning and development, North West Garage Conversions will take care of everything.