Garages up and down the country are more commonly becoming storage spaces, used to home household items and hoard general clutter. In fact, more than half of the nation’s homes that have garages attached to them, aren’t actually used to keep a car in, either due to convenience or because they simply don’t fit anymore. Surely there’s a better use for what’s becoming such wasted space. In short, yes.
If an under-used but over-cluttered garage sounds all too familiar and you’re sat asking yourself, how can you enhance that space, then look no further. The team at Keenan Project Designs have pulled together our some of our favourite garage conversion ideas to help you achieve something amazing without having to extend your home.
Location, location, location
Before you consider what to do with your garage, then it’s worth thinking about its location. For example, if your garage is joined to your living room, then it would make sense to convert the space into a playroom, for example. Have a think about what new space would complement, in relation to the rest of your house.
Dreaming Of That Open Plan Space
If you’ve always dreamt of creating an open plan space in your home, then now is the time to do it. Instead of using the garage space as a separate room, knock through and totally transform your downstairs into the open plan area that you’ve always dreamt of. You could create a stunningly spacious kitchen diner or an enviable open living area, perfect for socialising.
That Extra, Non-Essential Room
If you’re considering a garage conversion, then why not dedicate this space to that extra room that you’ve always wanted but don’t necessarily need. Rooms like studies, games rooms, an art studio or a second living room all fall under this category. These types of rooms are the ones that just make home life that little bit easier by creating a specific area for things like toys and playing or office space for working.
Depending on the size of your garage, it could be the perfect space for an annexe suitable for family and friends.
Whether you have regular guests and desire a separate space for them to stay when they visit or are looking for a more permanent area for older relatives to live in, a garage conversion could provide them with the necessary privacy they need. You might even consider including a bathroom in the renovation, budget and space permitting.
A Utility Room
If you don’t want to completely get rid of the storage space a garage promises, then converting it into a utility room is a great compromise. That way, you can create practical space for electric goods like your washing machine but also become super organised by including plenty of storage space within the design.
When it comes to garage conversions, we’ve only touched the surface when it comes to restoration ideas. If you’re considering a garage makeover or want to renovate your home, then contact Keenan Project Designs. We will support you in maximising potential when it comes to your conversion, to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your space while ensuring your project is both cost and time-effective.
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