Four Ideas for Your Garage Conversion

Four Ideas for Your Garage Conversion

If you dream about having more space at home but an extension isn’t an option, have you considered a garage conversion? Perhaps your garage has become a bit of a dumping ground or a place to store those canoes you never ended up using. Why not make better use of it and turn your garage into living space with our garage interior ideas?

The possibilities are endless! Provided you are not enlarging your garage, planning permission generally isn’t required to convert your garage. However its always best to give your development rights the once over, especially if you’re keen to add windows. If you’re looking for a quick transformation, simple changes can be done yourself but if you’re interested in some bigger garage makeover ideas, it’s worth speaking to an architect!

Take a look at a few garage interior ideas:

Hobby Room

Are you a dab hand at quilting or some other crafty endeavour? Having a designated hobby room can be the perfect way to get some peace and quiet and feel creative! If your garage has inbuilt shelves, you’ve already got a practical space to keep supplies. You could be one new carpet and a lick of fresh paint away from long evenings spent getting lost in your favourite hobby. We love the Cambridge Durable Shaggy Rug in beige, as a soft way to insulate garage floors. For hobby room inspiration, we’ve created a moodboard for you!

Office

If your current home office situation looks something like balancing a laptop on your lap while sat on the sofa, or battling for space at the kitchen table, a garage office might be the answer to your problems. If done right, turning your garage into an office can create the perfect space to brainstorm, be productive, or even have client meetings. Browse our visual inspiration here.

Pictured: The Harrogate Tribal Wool Rug

Playroom

If you’re tired of toys covering every inch of carpet of your living room, a garage playroom might be the solution. Of course you will want to consider how to best supervise playtime if your garage isn’t connected to your house, but if your children are old enough to play by themselves, keep reading! Add a sofa, mount a screen on the wall, and reserve gaming for the garage. Or, build an IKEA kallax unit for toy storage, and set up a table with chairs for colouring, homework, or board games. The garage is also a great place for the kids to practice their musical instruments, have a look at more playroom garage ideas here!

Cinema

The garage as a home cinema is the perfect venue for family nights! Make sure the floor is insulated with thick carpet, mount a large screen on the wall or invest in a projector, use bean bags or a corner sofa and enjoy movies in your new cinema room. Plan your home cinema with these examples.

The garage as a home cinema is the perfect venue for family nights! Make sure the floor is insulated with thick carpet, mount a large screen on the wall or invest in a projector, use bean bags or a corner sofa and enjoy movies in your new cinema room. Plan your home cinema with these examples.

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