Four Ideas For Converting Your Garage Into A Functional Room

In built-up inner-city areas such as London, homes and land are at a premium, and people are getting creative with the space they have. One example of becoming more and more popular in the UK is using a garage as an extra living space. Garage conversions can be a cost-effective way to create more living space without buying a new home. With only 15% of garage owning Brits using their garage to store vehicles, it can be wasted space if not otherwise utilised.

Let’s take a look at some ideas for converting your garage into a functional room!

Home Office

If you’ve got a garage that is not being used for parking your car, you could always turn it into an office. This will allow you to use valuable free space during the day and save money on renting office space. If you are working from home, this may be the best option.

When converting your garage into an office, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, think about what type of work you will be doing. For example, if you need access to lots of natural light, it might not be ideal for someone who does data entry or uses their computer screen more than anything else. Contact a Garage floor company to help you prepare the space before bringing in new office furniture.

Finally, don’t forget about electricity, heating, ventilation and internet access! Your new office may need a new WiFi router to prevent slow internet connection, as well as the other features to help you stay connected to your work and remain comfortable throughout the year.

Storage Room

One way to use your garage is as a storage room. The garage can be converted into a mini-warehouse, with shelves and cabinets fitted for all the items you need to store in the home. You can also create shelving or racks on the garage walls for storing things like bicycles, ladders, garden tools, etc.


A popular garage conversion idea is a home gym. Garage conversions are perfect for those looking to have their own gym at home without the need for expensive equipment.

Garage conversions are often cheaper than buying a new property with its own dedicated space, with most costing from around £2,500. However, the cost will depend on the size of the garage, what you want to do with it and how much work is required.

There are many different types of aerobic equipment available, so there is something for everyone, no matter what kind of workout they prefer. Or, if you prefer weights over cardio, weight sets are also available in many different styles and brands. 

Garage Gym
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Hobby Room

If you have a hobby, such as painting or sewing, a garage conversion can be fun to create a space for this activity. With a garage conversion, you could convert the whole area into a studio or just use one half of it to store your materials and have your hobby on the other side.

This is also an excellent idea for parents who want to keep their children entertained with something constructive while they cook dinner in the kitchen. The garage will work well in both cases as it’s typically away from bedrooms and won’t interrupt anyone’s privacy.

Home Extension

An extension is a space that has been added to your home. You can convert your garage into an extension of your home, which will create more living areas for you and your family. Some ideas include;

  • Converting a single garage to an additional room or downstairs bathroom.
  • Build up and add a two-storey extension/self-contained space
  • Kitchen extension or utility room is located towards the back of the property

There are many options for increasing the size of your home via using your garage space, but it mostly depends on the space you are looking for.

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