What to Consider When Planning a Garage Conversion

Many property experts claim that a garage conversion could add value to your home in addition to providing extra living space to you and your family. Often the garage is rarely used to house cars with most people’s garages becoming unsightly dumping grounds for all the things we no longer have a use for.

Opting for a garage conversion in Bolton or the North West can also ensure you increase your floor space without using up precious garden space with an extension, and with most of the building work being carried out inside the garage, disruption is kept to a bare minimum.

If you are planning a garage conversion read Convert Your Garage’s (www.convertyourgarage.co.uk) handy guide on what you should consider.

Garage Type

What type of garage do you have? Whether your garage is attached, detached or integral you’ll have a range of considerations to make:

Integrated and Attached garages are connected in some way to the house and often have a room above. In most cases these garages can be entered from the inside of the house which allows building work to progress quickly.

Detached garages can also be ideal for a garage conversion. In this instance however you may need to apply for planning permission – ask our experienced team at Convert Your Garage for advice.

Garage Size

Most garages are standard-sized and will add a welcome 14m² of living space. This is fantastic if you want to add a playroom, home office or even a guest bedroom to your home. You could even consider extending an existing room such as the kitchen if the layout of your home allows it.

If you have a double garage, then you could consider using part of the space for storage or a utility room and using the rest as extra living space. The options are endless!

Garage Conversion Ideas

As most garages are long and narrow – you can consider using stud walls to section the space into two smaller rooms allowing you to create a downstairs toilet and shower room for example.

There are some great examples of how garage conversions have been used to create a larger living space. If you work from home, then a garage conversion can create a self-contained space away from the rest of the home for your very own home office. You could even add a separate entrance for work-related visitors. One customer wanted a Garage converted into TV room with downstairs shower and toilet and was extremely pleased with the result.

“Fabulous service, great team. Reliable, friendly and hard working. Nothing too much trouble and very high quality of work”. Checkatrade customer – Stockport, October ’16

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At Convert Your Garage we offer garage conversions in Bolton and across the North West. For advice and guidance on planning your garage conversion contact our outstanding team on 0161 766 6518 today!