Garage conversion ideas to add more value to your home

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    As the pandemic lingers, are you still working from home without much need for your second car? 

    Garages are often forgotten and left susceptible to clutter and dust. Whether you want to convert your garage into a beautiful home office, functional utility space or guest room, your revamped garage space can offer significant benefits to your home and significantly increase home value. 

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    From Garage Mess to Gorgeous Home Office

    When considering garage conversion ideas, the first idea that comes to mind is a functional home office. With the pandemic, working from home has become an option for many employees, so having a dedicated office space in your home is ideal for remote workers who need to prioritise. Your garage could potentially be the perfect spot for a home office, as it is separate from the rest of your house and grants you that essential privacy for when you need to focus on your daily tasks.

    When converting your garage into an office space, while functionality is essential, that doesn't mean you have to forgo the aesthetic appeal, as your home office can be both functional and stylish. Proper ventilation and natural light are essential considerations when converting your garage into a home office, so you might consider adding windows to your garage conversion plan.

    Cluttered Garage to Extended Kitchen

    Another conversion idea is for families to spend more time in their kitchens. Positioning is critical, and if your kitchen is in proximity to your garage, why not convert your garage into an extended kitchen?

    Having a larger kitchen also provides additional sitting space for families and the chance to change the aesthetic of your kitchen entirely. 

    Converting your garage into a kitchen extension allows post-pandemic homeowners to include extra features, such as a bar, built-in seating area or a kitchen island with a wash sink, another popular choice. Extending your kitchen also provides additional storage space that you can fill with some of the most useful kitchen appliances

    Garage to Guest Room

    Garage converted into guest room

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    When considering garage conversion ideas, why not convert your existing garage into an extra bedroom for your guests to spend the night instead of purchasing a new home? Besides giving your guests their own private space, transforming your garage into an extra guest room prevents them from encroaching on your space, especially after hours when the party ends.

    We recommend your guest rooms take on a reasonably neutral décor scheme to accommodate guests in your home and make them feel comfortable in the space, ensuring they get a peaceful night's rest. Adding extra pillows and linen will give your guests additional comfort while adding a clothes dresser will provide them with much-needed storage space.

    Garage Utility Room Conversion

    Garage converted into a utility room

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    While not as aesthetically impressive as a home office, you cannot deny the pure functionality of converting your garage into a utility room. Utility rooms are dedicated rooms with a functional purpose, whether used for storage or to house practical appliances like your washing machine, dishwasher and more.

    Converting your garage into a utility room not only gives it purpose but also opens up space for noisy appliances and provides a new room area in your home. A utility room could be a great addition to your home as a laundry room, scullery or designated storage space. Utility rooms also hold the potential for a back door entrance and even a downstairs water closet (if you don't already have one).

    If you don’t have the budget for a full garage conversion, visit our guide for more affordable garage remodel ideas.

    "Please note: All building conversions and renovations must always be subject to local bylaws and building regulations."

    Author: Seeff Property Group
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