Benefits of a Garage Conversion

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If you feel like you’ve outgrown your home, you might find yourself browsing property sites for a bigger house. Have you thought that the solution could be sitting right under your nose? Rather than moving to a bigger house, many homeowners are choosing to expand their living space with a garage conversion.

A garage conversion can free up space in your home for a games room, an extra sitting room, a spare bedroom or even a self-contained “granny flat” for an elderly relative. These are just some of the reasons why you should consider a garage conversion over moving home. Read on to find out more.

Increase Living Space In Your Home

There are so many reasons you might want to increase the living space in your home. Perhaps you’re welcoming a new addition to the family and you need an extra bedroom. Or perhaps you are welcoming an elderly family member into your home and need a self-contained “granny flat”. Or perhaps your teenage children need a space to call their own. Converting your garage into an extra room is a great way to expand the living space in your home.

Add To The Resale Value

House prices in the North East are finally going in the right direction following an eight-year slump. The average house price in the North East is now £133,538. One of the easiest ways to add value to your home is to create more living space. If you already have off-road parking, then the loss of garage space is unlikely to impact the resale value. However, adding an extra bedroom, reception room or even a games room could help to add value to your home.

No Planning Permission Required

In many cases, you won’t require planning permission to convert your garage into an extra room for your home. The only reason you would require planning permission is when changes to the exterior are required. This can drastically cut down on the work required before you can get the builders in. If you’re not sure if you need planning permission, check with a reputable builder with experience in garage conversions.

If you’re curious to find out if your garage is suitable for conversion, please get in touch with IC Davison today on 0800 130 3418