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If your garage is sitting idle, serving as a glorified storage unit, it may be time to put it to better use. Garage conversions are one of the
simplest and most cost-effective methods to add more usable space to your house.

Because this area on the bottom level is essentially an empty box, it is the ideal blank canvas for being creative. Here are just a few ideas
for how you might change your garage if you had nothing but your creativity to limit you…

Extension of the Kitchen

You may tear down walls and extend your eating space if your garage is adjacent to your kitchen. This would be an excellent choice for
anybody who has a tiny kitchen, since more purchasers are opting for open-plan living and big industrial-style designs.

If you’re designing a new dining room, pay attention to thermal efficiency, flooring, and if any walls you want to knock down are structural.
You’ll also need to consider plumbing and gas lines if you intend on moving your real kitchen out into your garage.

Remember that you’ll need a building regulations package if you’re changing walls, windows, or doors, and you’ll certainly need one if
you’re doing anything with plumbing, electricity, or gas.

The Second Living Area

Why limit yourself to one living room when you can have two? A second living room may save a lot of parents’ sanity if you have a family
or want to promote your house to families. Some parents may match the asking price simply because their children’s cartoons (or grumpy
teenagers) are limited to one location.

Office of the President

Remote working is becoming more popular, and it’s fairly unusual for people to work part-time or full-time from home. If you find yourself in
need of a quiet location to finish those excel spreadsheets, setting up an office in your house may be the answer.

To prevent working in a gloomy dungeon from 9 to 5, make sure your design has lots of windows. Natural light promotes the release of
the happy hormone melatonin and improves focus throughout the day.

Gym at home

If you like working out (or want to enjoy working out) but find yourself finding excuses for not going to your expensive local club,
constructing your own is an excellent option.

It’s as easy as purchasing the appropriate equipment and putting it in your garage to turn it into a workout area. However, you’ll need to
ensure sure you have enough plug ports for those computers that are operating. You’ll also want to consider the space’s ventilation so
you don’t wind up freezing in the winter and sweating (for the wrong reasons) in the summer.

Playroom

Are you tired of tripping over toys all over the house? Then it’s possible that your children need their own place. A playroom is an
excellent addition to any family with small children because it enables you to create a place that is especially designed for their pleasure
as well as their education. It also implies that their bedroom may be linked exclusively with sleeping.

It’s a lot of fun to put up a playroom. Wall paintings, soft carpeting, and even play equipment attached to the walls are all possibilities.
When they’re all grown up, this room may simply be transformed into a second family living area.

Home Theater

This would be a contemporary renovation, and one that would undoubtedly wow future visitors. You’ll need to check for soundproofing and
the ability to generate a blackout in the area. You should also add windows to hedge your bets in case you (or future purchasers) decide
to alter the area in the future.

An Appendix

If you have a detached garage that isn’t attached to your house, you may want to consider turning it into an annex. This is ideal for any
family member who needs more room, such as older teens, elderly relatives, or even lodgers (AirBNB, anyone?). An annex will cost more
money and take more time to build, since you’ll need to connect appropriate power and water, as well as deal with insulation and central
heating. However, all of your efforts will be rewarded when it comes time to sell your house.

Bedrooms are a fantastic way to convert a space. Because of its simplicity, you only need to concentrate on the room’s essentials: walls,
windows, flooring, and furnishings. You may need to look at the wiring if you want to add a lot of plug outlets for those all-important phone
charging sessions.

One of the greatest things you can do to increase the value of your house is to add an extra bedroom. Those on the bottom level, on the
other hand, are not likely to bring in as much as those on the upper floors. If you want to counteract this by giving this room a WOW effect,
you might link it to the garden. Only if your garage backs up to your green area will this work, but if it does, having french doors that
extend out into nature may make this bedroom really unique. It may perhaps compensate for any value lost as a result of its location
downstairs.

Bathroom
An additional bathroom is a common addition to any house. And, if you don’t already have one, having a downstairs WC offers a lot of
advantages for your family. They’re excellent for anybody who often hosts visitors. Adding some additional privacy to your own family
restrooms. They’re also easily accessible for youngsters, who you may not want running up and down stairs just yet.

Bathrooms, on the other hand, have their own set of complications. When it comes to this job, plumbing will be your greatest challenge
and cost. Though you won’t need planning clearance, you will need building regulations approval to get this project started if you have
allowed development rights.

Studio

Finally, why not try a studio if you want to keep work to a minimum and want to invest in a new/existing hobby?

Now we’re cheating since the word “studio” may refer to a variety of things. It may be a yoga studio, an art studio, or a place where you
can practise your construction abilities. Whatever your hobby, converting your garage to fit your interests can improve your leisure time.

If you don’t mind the garage being cooler than the rest of your house, you’ll probably be able to retain the construction of the garage as is,
even keeping the doors on.

By leaving your garage doors open and using the space in this manner, future homeowners will be able to use the garage for its original
function. And, if you live in a location where parking is scarce, this will almost certainly increase the value of your home more than
completely converting the space to a new purpose. It’s also a fantastic way to get past any stringent planning regulations that may apply
to your home. Permitted development rights do not apply to listed buildings, conservation zones, or flats/maisonettes.

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