3 garage conversion ideas to inspire you
by Helen Jackson |
posted 15 January 2018
In 2014 it was reported by the RAC that nearly half of garages in the UK are not used for parking cars. Instead, they’re used as extra storage space. If you’ve got a garage filled with clutter (including garden equipment, DIY tools and bikes) that you’re hoping to clear out at some point, the garage conversion ideas below could provide the inspiration you’ve been looking for!
Your garage is the perfect space to transform into an organised workshop. Garages are built to house tools and offer a place to indulge your DIY projects! So, if you’re looking for a way to transform your garage space without investing too much money, creating a workshop is the easiest choice.
You can start by building shelving to house all your tools and equipment, so everything has a place. This will free up the middle of your garage, so you can build a workbench or place a potter’s wheel – whatever your DIY hobby, you can make your garage fit for purpose!
A home office
If you’re self-employed or you frequently work out of your home, your usual surroundings can be a little distracting, to say the least. Converting your garage into a home office could be the perfect solution. You can shut the door to your home life and really concentrate on your work. This works vice versa, too. Being able to shut the door to your business life can help keep your work-life balance in check.
Are you short on storage or just wish you had an additional lounge? Creating a cosy snug in your garage can give your household more living space. This option would cost more than the workshop idea, but after it’s done you’ll love the extra space it creates for you and your family.
A comfy couch, cushions, and soft lighting can work wonders.