Depending on the size of your existing garage, a garage conversion can be a fantastic way to add an extra room to your home. Especially if the garage is attached to your dwelling, the space is essentially an in-built extension to your house, with a roof, floor and walls and entry point. This means that converting it into a spare room, extra bedroom or study can be a very cost-effective and quick process. There are just a few elements that you need to consider before starting on a garage conversion project.
It is important to have a very well planned idea of the finished room in your mind before you begin, and then plan it out properly on paper so your builder can see what you have in mind. This will help them to be able to work out the scope of the project, as well as the cost in terms of people and materials needed. A good builder will also be able to help you with advice on structural changes such as removing the garage door, and issues such as plumbing (if required), heating and cooling options and wiring.
Once you have turned your garage into a proper room, you then will have to consider how to decorate the space to make it fit in with the rest of your home. This is particularly true when it comes to the outside of your new converted garage – you don’t want it to “stick out”, and many people forget that the outside walls of the new room will have to be painted or rendered.
Converting an un-used garage can be a great way to add extra space, and as long as you’ve planned carefully and hired a professional builder to complete the project, a garage conversion or extension can add a great deal of value to your home. Contact us to see how we can help you plan and convert your garage space into a beautiful, functional room today!