Ideas for a garage conversion

21/04/2019

The garage was originally created as a space for you to park your car, to keep it protected from the elements and dangers outside – vandals, thieves and the weather to name a few. But over the past decade or so, the garage’s function seems to have shifted in some way. Instead, homeowners opt to park their car on the drive or on the street, leaving their garage free for an alternative use.

Many use the garage as a simple storage space whilst others get a bit more creative. If you’re wondering whether to convert your garage, this article will help you in deciding its new function and how it could benefit you and your home. There are many options available to you, so it’s important you choose the right one.

Multi-purpose space

Plenty of homes across the UK use their garage as a multi-purpose space, but usually that involves car storage – the mainstream combination alongside regular equipment storage. But the team here at Bradford Garage Doors believe that the more creative, the better. Your garage could be used as a fitness room & a home office, a play room for the kids as well as an extra living area or a cloakroom and utility room (as discussed in the next point).

The benefits of a multi-purpose space go on and on, but the most appreciated ones can be found below.

  • Adds significant value to your home
  • Everyone in the family can benefit from the different uses
  • The luxury of two rooms in one space

Utility room/Cloakroom

Particularly if your garage joins on to the side of your kitchen or hallway, a utility room would be a fantastic edition to your home and is a great way of adding value to your property. Rather than clogging up your kitchen or the rest of your home with your washer, dryer and other machines, a utility room can be the place to store them.

The room can be used for anything from laundry to extra storage and if it’s a possibility, you would benefit massively from a downstairs cloakroom too.

Home office

One of the most popular uses for a garage conversion is the home office and it’s extremely easy to see why. Thousands and thousands of people across the UK work from home – either permanently or just a few days-a-week, so if you’re one of them, it would make sense to convert your garage in to a home office.

Even if you don’t work from home, a home office could still be extremely beneficial to the whole household. You may have children who need to study for their exams and it gives you the chance to have an organised area where all your important documents and relevant information is stored.

Bedroom

If you’re planning on having another child anytime soon and don’t think you have space in your current house, your garage could be your saviour. Instead of spending all that money on moving to a new house to increase the amount of living space, you should consider converting your garage. It may be expensive initially, but it won’t be anywhere near the price of moving.

Converting from a garage to a bedroom will not only increase the amount of living space, but also bump up the value of your home too. Even if you don’t need another bedroom, converting will mean you have a spare room for guests or if you want a quiet night sleep away from the other half.

However you decide to convert your garage, make sure you invest in a high quality garage door. As the value inside your garage increases, the need to keep it safe and secure is even more important.

Bradford Garage Doors supply a range of different Hormann-manufactured garage doors including roller doors, sectional doors and up and over doors. Each of these are made to some of the highest quality in the world.

For more information about how your Bradford home can benefit from a new garage door, call us today on 01274 352 303.


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