If you have a barely-used garage and need additional living space, but don’t want to a commit to a house extension, then you should consider a garage conversion. It can be an excellent, cost effective way to create additional functional space in your house that you will actually use.
There is always the concern that the loss of the garage, may reduce the value of the house. However, in most cases the addition of a large room would normally outweigh the loss of a garage.
Garages can be converted into bedrooms with an en-suite, a home office/study, a dining room, or a utility room with a w.c./cloakroom; all very useful depending on your family’s needs.
We often provide architecture designs to convert the back half of a garage to a utility or shower room and retain the front half for bike storage, so there are various ways of approaching the best use of the space.
Garages need to have waterproofing and insulation added but are otherwise a cost-effective way of gaining an additional room as the structure is already there! It is usually fairly straightforward to form a new doorway between the house and garage.