We recently came across an article in the Daily Mail that got us thinking about the garage in your home.
Do you still park your car in your garage? If so then you are the minority, the article goes on to say…
“According to RAC insurance, 62 per cent of motorists don’t feel the need to tuck their cars away every night. Plenty are now converted into extra rooms.”
This is something that makes financial sense to do. A garage is worth more converted into additional living space – providing the house is big enough, and that you still have enough room to park the cars in the driveway.
Think about your garage and what you can do with it if you got rid of the junk – do you have enough space to convert it to an extra room? Could it be some more storage space?
Here are a few converting ideas:
The ways we choose to use are garage conversions reflect the times we live in. With more and more extended families living under one roof, it’s popular to turn them into extra bedrooms. Shelfstore can help you make the most of the space in your garage and turn it into the perfect sanctuary where you can escape the mess of everyday life.
In this day and age, more people are starting to work from home – therefore offices at home are becoming increasingly common. Available space is often a key issue with a home office; however a garage is perfect as you need to have a space where you can feel professional and be productive all day – somewhere that is a work only dedicated area.
Play room for the kids
Don’t have extra room to designate as the kids’ playroom? Some parents are now changing their garages into separate areas just for their children – not only does this keep the kids clutter out of sight in the rest of your home but it’s also a way of helping you save on the property ladder.
There you have it folks – we hope this has given you some useful ideas for those wanting to convert. And just remember, converting a garage is an excellent and affordable way to add extra living space to your home. It can also add 10% to your home’s value and is a great way to increase your living space without incurring the cost and inconvenience of moving house.