For many families, the national lockdown has identified many ways in which their homes are not compatible with their family's needs. However, how their homes are incompatible differs from family to family, which means the versatility of internal garage space could be the perfect solution. A garage conversion can be used for:
But what are the potential benefits over other methods of creating more space or moving to prevent the hassle? Below we list all the potential benefits of converting your garage space so you can weigh up the pros and cons and see what option is best for you!
In many cases converting your internal garage space does not require planning permission unless you are altering the architecture of the property. If the work you plan on completing is internal and does not involve any external extension then the work should be covered under ‘permitted development rights’. Planning permission may be required if you:
However, with any project, we do suggest checking with your local council before any work is completed.
Converting your garage space could save you the hassle and expense of having to move to a larger property which can be tiring and a large upheaval. Additionally, upgrading to a larger property can often increase your council tax whereas, garage conversions do not affect tax bands and therefore save you further outgoings. Also, building costs are often minimal with garage conversions, due to the external structure already being built and therefore may be a cost-effective alternative to an extension.
At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design, dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services could help you convert your garage alongside any other renovation or extension plans to help you create a home compatible with all your family’s needs. Contact our experts today at Arc Design Services at www.arcdesignservices.net or 0161 928 4433.