Why do you use your garage? Has it been turned into a junkyard for your nick nacks? Is it simply the place where you park the car? A garage can be so much more, even though they do not lend themselves to habitable living. A garage conversion is one of the most inexpensive and fastest ways to create extra living space in your home, with some conversion processes taking a little over a week to complete.
Why Garage Conversions?
Garage conversions are simple to do. The framework is already in place, and all you will probably need to do is some minor decor and construction work. You may need to reposition or knockdown walls to make the most of the extra square footage, but after you have done that, you get a space that you can use as a utility room, kitchen, a playroom, a home office, or a guest room. You can clear out the junk, park your car on the driveway, and check out these innovative ideas to transform your garage.
Convert Your Garage into a Home Office
If you work from home or would like a home office, your garage could be the perfect space to convert. Garages are usually designed away from the main living areas, which means you can have a self-contained entrance for work-related visitors. You also do not have to worry about making the room multi-purpose because you can have a designated workspace without the need to use it for any other purpose.
Convert Your Garage into a Kitchen Diner
If you are looking to expand your kitchen and your garages adjoin it, consider knocking down the wall that separates the two areas in order to create one large kitchen with a dining area. To make it feel more spacious, consider flooding the space with natural light using a roof lantern.
We also recommend creating zones in the new room to prevent it from feeling too much like a cave. If the open-plan look is not for you, you can use a pocket or sliding door to break up the space while keeping the flow of light in the space.
Convert Your Garage into a Guest Room
Most garages feel dingy and small because they have lower ceilings, which is why they are often left empty. To solve this, consider expanding it vertically or lowering the flooring of your garage to add height to the room. You can pair it with dark hardwood flooring for contrast; you can also use light-coloured furniture and white walls to give it a more spacious appearance. For a fully functional guest suite, use a futon in place of a couch to create extra space for your guests.
Convert Your Garage into a Living Room
Looking for additional living space? Your unused garage can be transformed into a functional and comfortable living space. Start by switching out the garage door for a sliding door. Keep your renovations simple by adding a rug, fabric on the walls, a couch, and other little decor items to make it feel more like a living room.
These types of materials soften up the room, but they can also be easily removed if you decide to use the garage to store your car in the future. This type of garage conversion will also give you a space that would be great for summer parties with your friends and family.