The solution to your extra space needs might already be attached to your house! You can add between 200 and 400 square meters to your house by converting the garage to a room. Doing this adds as much as ten percent value to your home, and it represents one of the most viable ways to increase the resale value of your home. Another benefit is that you get more room without the additional cost of moving to a bigger house. So, what should you consider before implementing your idea?

The Cost

A basic conversion costs you per square meter, but the cost varies depending on various factors. If you are converting a garage that is attached to the main house, the project might require some renovations that will cost more. Additionally, the conversion will cost more if the original structure isn’t stable because most of the budget will go towards stabilizing the building.

The essentials you need for the project determine your cost. Doors, windows, insulation, ventilation, heating, plumbing and electricals are just some of the items you need on your list. Make sure you work with the builder to understand the materials required as well as the labor.

Expected Value

You need to consider the value you stand to get from the upgrade versus your investment. Take time to check out the house structure in your neighborhood. If most of the homes don’t have garages, then the presence of the garage must be a high value addition to any property. Therefore, don’t downgrade this value by converting the garage.

Understand What is Allowed

Most times, garage conversion is all part of permitted development and doesn’t require any further permission. However, make sure you understand any restrictions on the projects. You can do this by visiting your local authority to make sure you don’t get into trouble with the authorities. All this is to make sure you stick to the requirements of the authority. One of the reasons you need to get a planning permission is when you are converting the garage to use as a business premise or you live in a listed premise.

Conclusion

A garage conversion is beneficial in various ways, only if it is done in a professional way. You get extra space to perform your tasks and add some much-needed value to your home. Make sure you do everything professionally so that you don’t compromise on quality of work. Consider the cost, expected ROI and permissions before making the final decision. Work with Dg Construction, because Garage Conversions are turned around in a week’s time, saving you time and costs.