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Garage conversion considerations

24/04/2019

A garage is becoming more and more popular each year, and it’s extremely easy to see why.

If you’re looking for any garage conversion ideas, then you’ve definitely come to the right place, because in this article, the team here at Huddersfield Garage Doors will be talking through the best ideas and how it could impact you and your family’s lifestyle.

Not only could a garage conversion affect the way you live, but it could also add that little bit of wow-factor that your home may be in need of. With so many options available to you, we thought we’d run through our favourite ideas to save you from reading all day.

Living space

Now, this fantastic idea will only work if your garage is connected to your home. If that applies to you, then we highly recommend that you get on this amazing concept. Start by knocking down the internal connecting wall so that your garage is now part of a contemporary open plan living space. Not only will it improve the overall flow and feel of the home, but it will give your space a whole lot lighter which is greater for properties that seem small and dark.

The addition of bi-folding doors and a skylight will only enhance the newly found lightness to your home, and the installation of fixed glazing will flood your new conversion and the rest of your home with natural light.

Add an extension above the garage

If you’re desperate to add significant value to your home on top of the garage conversion, then adding an extension above the garage is a brilliant idea. It means that you have double the space of a normal garage conversion, meaning double the available space for things such as extra living space, an extra bedroom and much more.

Another room also means that you are adding even more value to your home. A single garage conversion alone can add up to 20% to your home’s value, so with an extension above that, it’s been estimated that your property value could shoot up by 40%

Home gym

There is a common thought that you have to be rich or have a huge house to have a home gym, but that’s just a myth. Many homeowners believe that they don’t have the room or facilities for it, but if you clear out your garage and get converting, you certainly will.

A home gym can benefit you in so many ways – you’ll save money on memberships and travel costs, have the privacy many dream of at the gym whilst also adding significant value to your home.

The conversion may initially be a hefty cost, but you will save on the memberships over time and eventually see a profit when it comes round to selling the property.  

Garages are so flexible and can be made into many things, which is why a lot of people in the Huddersfield region are choosing to make these changes. If you would like some advice on different ways to use your garage space, please give one of team here a call on 01484 829 612 today. 


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