Whether it’s a new home extension or loft conversion, there are lots of ways people traditionally create extra space in their properties. However, garage conversions are growing in popularity, as the build won’t take up more outdoor space, and it’s an area which can often be used better (rather than filling it with old junk and equipment). If you’re looking for ideas about what to do with your garage, here’s some food for thought.
With so many of us working from home now, many property owners are looking at garage conversions for their new home office. It’s often handy to have a quiet space away from the rest of the property for a study, but there are lots of practical elements to think about. This includes the amount of light you’ll need for your work, electricity requirements, security and comfort.
Therefore, during the planning stages, you may want to consider additional garage roof insulation as well as ways to create a waterproof garage roof to ensure leaks don’t damage equipment or disrupt day to day business.
Some people may even choose a garage transformation if their clients visit their home, creating a quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of your home life.
Lifestyle & Hobby Room
Does your gym equipment take up precious space in a spare bedroom? Would you love a place to feel squirrelled away to explore painting or sewing work? Perhaps you even need a room with extra functionality, such as a soundproofed music studio. A garage is one of the areas you could consider for this type of build.
Think about elements such as the layout, power and lighting requirements and whether you want to garage to connect better to your home, either through a side door or rear door into your garden.
Dens & Hangouts
From teenage hangouts to keep the kids out of your hair to a tranquil den where members of the family can come to relax, your garage conversion could be used to create a quiet room.
These spaces often won’t need a lot of work, depending on what’s required, but speak to your builder and roofer about what they can do to ensure the area is kept warm, secure and insulated, especially if you’d like to block out as much external sound as possible.
Garages are often located at the front of a property, so you’ll need to think about how aspects like road noise could affect your enjoyment of the space. That’s why it’s important to get an expert team on board from the start to help you from inception to completion.
Need a garage roof expert?
Whether you need a garage roof expert for your project, or you’re simply looking to transform the appearance of the existing space, speak to South Thames Roofing. We offer garage roof solutions across South London and Surrey areas, including Motspur Park, Clapham and Ashtead. Call now on 0208 397 2900.