A study by the RAC carried out in 2014 found that 62 % of motorists no longer use their garage to park there car. Whats more 9 % of those who do not keep their car in the garage said it had been converted into extra living space, Which the RAC estimates equates to 678000 garages nation wide !!
When looking to add an extra room to their property, most homeowners will opt for an extension, loft conversion or conservatory to provide the additional space they crave.
But with a new extension costing an average of between £1000 – £1500 per square metre, costs can quickly add up and outweigh any potential profits from an increase in the house price.
That’s why so many homeowners have instead chosen to convert their garage into that extra living space they need and desire.
Garage conversions are cheaper to complete than a new extension, as foundations don’t have to be laid and the bare bones are already in place. In fact, a basic garage conversion can cost as little as £ 7000 + VAT !
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As the main structure is already in place this allows for a relatively quick and easy conversion time. A basic garage conversion is usually completed in 10 working days and planning permission is rarely needed.
When converting you garage always make sure it is converted to current building regulations by a reputable company to save problems in the future if you ever come to sell your house.
In articles by Virgin Money & The Telegraph it shows that a garage conversion is a sure fire way to increase your living space whilst increasing the value of your property.
So for all homeowners looking for more space whilst increasing the value of there property a garage conversion is the ideal home improvement !
Around 90% of all garages in the UK are left empty. If you have off-road parking and depending on where you live, you may find converting a garage can significantly increase your home’s value.
Estimates suggest conversion into an en-suite bedroom could increase your home’s value by around £40,000 (around 20% of the value of an average £218,000 home) – but if that doesn’t suit your home or your needs, by turning it into a playroom or study you could still increase the value by about £20,000 (approximately 10%).