6 GARAGE CONVERSION IDEAS TO ADD VALUE AND SPACE TO YOUR HOME
Nowadays, more and more people are choosing to improve their homes for the better, as opposed to moving house. People decide to move house for several possible reasons; one of the most common reasons people decide it’s time to pack up and move is because their current home lacks space, so moving is the only solution.
Well, that’s not entirely true. With home improvement, it is possible to stay in a house you love, in an area you love by enhancing the space in your home. There are many ways of doing this, like converting the loft or adding a two-storey extension to the backend of your property.
In this post, we’re going to be taking a look at another home improvement solution that can add space and value to your home, and that is a garage conversion. Many Brits have a garage connected to their property and while we mostly use garages for our vehicles and storage, there are ways that this space can be used for so much more.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER CONVERTING YOUR GARAGE
The garage is like any other room/part of a home, like a loft or a basement, the garage can be converted and turned into something much more special than just a place to park your car.
Granted, not everyone has their own garage to convert, but if you do, wouldn’t that space be much more valuable to you if it could create more space for your property and, as a bonus, add value to your home when it comes time to sell?
In this blog, we have six amazing garage conversion ideas for you to consider. If you’re a growing family in need of more bedrooms, or someone struggling to find that perfect work-from-home spot, this post is ideal for you. Keep in mind that even if you do not have a garage to convert, these conversion ideas could still be applied to a loft, basement or spare room!
CREATE AN ENJOYABLE HOBBY ROOM
It’s great to have a hobby to break up work and enjoy downtime. Hobbies are even more enjoyable when you have the space and freedom to truly embrace them. By creating a hobby room out of your garage, you will have your own dedicated, comfortable and private space to enjoy the thing you love.
Whether you’re an artist who loves to express yourself through painting or music, an avid reader, or an enjoyer of model structures, constructing a hobby room is a great idea for your next home improvement project.
Another benefit of this idea is that the work to transform a garage into a hobby room would be fairly minimal.
MAKE YOUR OWN HOME OFFICE
More people than ever are working from home as we cruise into 2023. The Covid-19 pandemic has proven that we can still get work done while remaining home, so many people may never return to the office again! While that means you may miss out on occasional office treats like doughnuts on someone’s birthday, it gives you an excuse to build the home office you’ve always wanted.
With this garage conversion idea, you won’t have to endure your makeshift desk at the kitchen table or plague your bedroom with papers and PCs any longer.
Picture your own office at home with a contemporary desk, your own chair, a designated area for your laptop, and all the stationery you could ever want. And the best part? Peace and quiet away from the kids to get your work done.
GET FIT WITH YOUR OWN HOME GYM
It’s the new year, which means lots of us will be making that resolution to get in shape this year, so having a home gym would really come in handy. Sometimes, failing to get fit isn’t down to our willpower, but by life just getting in the way; it can be hard to make time for the gym with work, kids, pets, family and friends pulling you every which way.
By converting your garage into a home gym or fitness room, having that access to equipment and machines is so much easier; it also allows you to work out in a comfortable and private space.
ADD AN EXTRA BEDROOM TO YOUR PROPERTY
One thing often at the top of our customer’s desires is an extra bedroom. We know better than most how home situations can change – what once was an ideal number of bedrooms for someone, just simply no longer cuts it. If you have a garage, why not convert that possibly wasted space into another bedroom?
As well as being handy for growing families, this can also be ideal for lone occupants and couples for adding a guest bedroom to their property, allowing friends and family to visit and stay over more often.
ADD A COSY SNUG TO YOUR HOME
You may be thinking that your garage is too small to use for conversion, that the space is so small that a conversion would be a waste of time and money. While we agree that some UK garages can be small, we object to the statement that they cannot be made into more.
For smaller garages, you could consider creating a cosy snug room for your property. This could be your new haven for cuddling up with a hot drink and a good book. Just having an area that is comfortable and private for you to visit when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed could do wonders for your mental well-being.
If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that our mental health is important and should be looked after.
CREATE A FAMILY ROOM FOR YOUR HOME
Naturally, families have that one room of the house where they all congregate. In this room, we catch one another up on the events of the day, share stories, play games and generally flake out. This is often the living room or perhaps the kitchen or dining area.
If you have the space in your garage, you could convert this into the designated family entertainment room – somewhere for you all to enjoy each other’s company, watch movies, or go old-school and whip out a board game. Creating a family room out of your garage could be just the thing needed to bring the whole family closer together.
Do you agree with our top picks of garage conversion ideas? Perhaps you have a better idea of what you want to turn your garage into. If so, you can reach out to our team at Bespoke Norfolk Group who can turn your idea into reality!