Garage Conversion Ideas

Some expert inspiration for your garage conversion

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Garage conversions are incredibly versatile. Whether your garage is attached to your property or a stand-alone garage there are a wealth of possibilities.

Wise Basement Systems have been making garages safe and dry spaces for years and we have been an important part of many garage conversion projects up and down the country. As a result of this experience we have seen garages transformed from basic, damp storage spaces into truly inspiring projects.

Here are some garage conversion ideas our expert team could help you achieve…

Garage Conversion Idea 1: Kitchen Extension

It is fairly common for access to the garage to come from the kitchen – so why not extend your kitchen into the garage? By extending your kitchen you could have the opportunity to develop a kitchen-diner or a massive walk-in larder.

Garage Conversion Idea 2: Extra Living Room

As families grow, the desire for extra living space often grows along with it. Parents, teenagers and young children all want a different experience from a living room, so having an extra one allows a bit more leeway when it comes to catering for everyone’s tastes. A more relaxed living space in a converted garage can be incredibly appealing and a great place to chill out or let the kids play.

Garage Conversion Idea 3: Utility Room

We already spoke about garages that adjoin the kitchen, and this makes them ideal for converting into utility rooms. Most people will be amazed by the space that can be saved in the kitchen if appliances like the washing machine, tumble drier and freezer can be moved to another room. Double garages are ideal for this as they often have enough space to become a utility room and leave enough space for parking a car.

Garage Conversion Idea 4: Home Office

A home office that is situated away from the hustle and bustle of the main living space is a dream come true for the self-employed. A garage conversion can be ideal for this as access to the garage is often tucked away from areas such as the living room or lounge. Stand-alone garages are even better for a home office garage conversion as they offer a complete sanctuary to get some work done.

Garage Conversion Idea 5: Granny Annexe

Depending on the size, a stand-alone garage can be converted into a whole new living space separate from the main house. A self-contained garden apartment, more commonly referred to as a granny annex, should offer the occupant privacy and space – whether it be an elderly relative or simply a regular houseguest. Ideally this kind of conversion will require a larger garage that will have enough space for an en-suite, laundry facilities and a compact kitchen, along with a generous living space/place to sleep. Think of it like a miniature studio flat.

Garage Waterproofing

The options listed above are just a few examples of the value a garage conversion can bring to your property. However, for any of the above garage conversion ideas to be successful they need to be dry.

It cannot be stressed enough that the first step anyone should consider when planning a garage conversion is garage waterproofing. There is no point in doing anything with your garage if it is going to suffer from leaks and water ingress. Most garages are not built to be habitable and as a result are often susceptible to damp walls and floors. Click on the links below to find out more how important garage waterproofing is to a garage conversion.

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Click the link below to find out how Wise Basement Systems can transform a garage into a dry and comfortable space ready for conversion.

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Contact the Garage Conversion Experts

If you are planning to convert your garage in to a habitable living space then Wise Basement Systems are here to help. Our surveyors and technicians are all industry qualified and have many years of experience. We are also Which? Trusted Traders and rated and approved by the Property Care Association, TrustMark, Safe Contractor and more… When you hire Wise Basement Systems you can have complete peace of mind that you are hiring a company you can trust.

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