According to property experts, undertaking a garage conversion to provide additional living space can add as much as 10 per cent to the value of your home. That aside, it is also the perfect way to make use of a space, which, more often than not, is rarely used for cars — instead becoming a dumping ground for various items we don’t know what to do with.
Using a garage to add to your floorspace avoids using up garden space for an extension and allows you to keep building work relatively separate and so any associated disruption is kept to a minimum too as 95 per cent of the work is done within the garage.
A standard-sized single garage can give you around 14m² of extra space, so is ideal if you are looking for somewhere to house a home office, playroom or guest bedroom — or even a downstairs shower room and utility. It might also offer the potential to extend an existing space, such as your kitchen or hallway, depending on the layout of your home.
A double garage can add around 28m² and gives you the option of using part of the space for storage or still as a garage and the rest as living space.