Often, when people are undergoing an extension to their property, integral or existing garages are not taken into consideration, yet are perfect for converting into an additional living area, bedroom, playroom, study room or even a utility room.
At Arc Design Services Ltd, we’ve put together a few ideas to consider when deciding on converting your garage.
If your garage adjoins your kitchen, knocking it through can create a bigger and brighter kitchen-diner and can look really effective and spacious. Don't forget to carefully plan the project well in advance to ensure the design details are right first time!
How about converting the garage into a utility room? Depending on your needs and the size of your garage, you might even be able to devote half of the garage to utility and convert the other half into living space, featuring a TV and sofa. Don't forget to consider underfloor heating for the utility area in order to keep the room warm and dry.
For some, a home gym can be the perfect investment - saving money on gym fees, transportation and travel time, and for most of us it’s fair to say that, a commitment to fitness is a lot easier to maintain when the equipment is in our home! Better still, the practicalities of converting the garage into a home gym are fairly straightforward. If you’re unsure on the design of your new home gym, go for light-coloured walls and ceiling to keep the room cool and spacious.
Converting the garage into a guest bedroom for guests is a great way to utilise extra space that may not be being used to its full potential. You may even be able to include a small shower room that not only adds extra bathroom space, but could add value as well.
Using an integral or existing garage to add to your floorspace avoids using up garden space for an extension, and allows you to keep building working relatively separate. If you’d like help with converting your garage, contact Arc Design Services Ltd today!