Looking to add more space to your home? Then you may be thinking about converting your garage, a great option for adding space to your home. When it comes to converting a garage, we have everything you need to know, and with a team of expert Glasgow builders, we can help you convert your garage into a new room for your home. Whether you are looking for more living space or an extra bedroom, CP Builders and Joiners can help you.
Change of Purpose
Most UK garages are no longer being used for their intended purpose - to house your car. However, over the years cars have got bigger, and many garages no longer offer enough space for the modern car. Instead, the majority of garages are now being used as a storage space come dumping ground. Storing everything from the extra freezer and lawn mower to old toys and garden furniture, but the space holds so much potential! You may feel as though you need this extra storage space, however, if you take a good look at what you are storing, you will likely realise that there is a lot you can dump, recycle or donate, freeing up space for something far more exciting! So is it time to change the purpose of your garage again?
Improve the Look of Your Home
A garage conversion can do more than just improve the interior of your home. When it comes to converting a garage, you also transform the external appearance of your home. The removal of the large, metal garage door in exchange for windows and/or a standard door instantly upgrades the overall appeal of your home. It will also allow more wonderful natural light to flood your new conversion.
Add Value to Your Home
By improving your home inside and out, it comes as no surprise that a garage conversion can improve the value of your home. The conversion of your garage increases the value of your property by more than just a little bit. In fact, it can boost your property value by as much as 10%, and based on the average price of a home in the UK, you could be looking at an improvement of £22,000! Thinking about changing your garage into a kitchen? Check out our last post for some kitchen inspiration.
Planning Permission for Converting a Garage
Planning permission? Chances are you won’t need it! That’s right, garage conversions typically fall under ‘permitted development’, allowing you to convert your garage with ease. However, while this is usually the case, we do recommend that you check with your council for local planning regulations. The team at CP Builders and Joiners can also take care of this for you, talking to your local regulator to ensure that you gain any relevant permissions for your garage conversion.