Garages & Garage Conversions are a cost-effective way to create practical storage spaces or additional living areas.
Whether you are looking for a place to store your car when the weather gets snowy, to create a cost-effective storage space for your suitcases and those items you can’t quite part with just yet, or to create an additional living space – garages & garage conversions are a perfect option. We’ll take on the stressful bits so that you can enjoy the process of improving your home!
How can Robinsons help help me?
A garage or garage conversion can be an easy, cost-effective way to increase storage and living space within your home.
Robinsons Architecture & Design provide a full service, guiding you through every step of the process. Our team like to do an initial consultation in order to learn about your vision and what the space will be used for, your budget, and your timeframe. We can then chat through everything you’ll need to consider, from planning permissions to drawings, and provide you with a quotation for our services as well as what costs you can expect when it comes to completing your exciting new project.
What is involved?
A garage conversion is a relatively low-cost way of increasing your available storage or living space. That’s because, unlike an extension, you don’t need to pay for laying new foundations or building new walls. Many garages also already have a power supply.
What costs can I expect?
The cost of converting the average garage into a liveable room can lie between £5,000 and £7,000. This cost could increase if there are structural changes, plumbing or electricity needed, or utilities to be added. If your garage is detached, it may be a bigger job than converting an integrated garage, thus more expensive. You may also need to factor in extra costs such as planning permissions if you are building a new garage, enhancing the existing foundations depending on what you’re hoping to use the space for.
Will my garage or garage conversion add value?
Research by RAC Home Insurance found that 4 in 10 of us can’t fit our cars in the garage anymore due to the amount of clutter! If your garage is sat as wasted space where your odds and ends pile up, converting it into a useful room is not only a great way to easily add additional space to your home, but adds value as well.
It is estimated that having a garage or converting your garage can increase your property value up to 20%, with garages being a sought-after bonus for many buyers.