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Beginner’s guide to garage conversions

Transforming a redundant garage into living accommodation could be the cheapest and easiest route to adding valuable extra space to your home. Chris Bates looks at how to make a success of your project
Part of a London mews house, this garage conversion has been opened up to the rest of the ground floor – providing space for a stunning kitchen by Cue & Co (www.cueandco.com) leading through to a family room and courtyard garden. The large double doors help to maintain a garage-style look from the street

What do you use your garage for? If it’s turned into more of a store room (or a junk yard for that old exercise bike) than a safe spot to park the car, then maybe it’s time to consider making better use of what could be a valuable asset.

A garage conversion is one of the speediest and most affordable routes to adding floor space: a typical scheme creating a new home office or playroom can often be completed in little more than a week. Plus, of course, you won’t need to resort to moving to get a house that suits your family’s needs; so you’ll save on fees for stamp duty, solicitors etc. What’s more, unlike a conventional extension, it won’t eat up any of your garden amenity.

A garage conversion can also increase your home’s value. Virgin Money (uk.virginmoney.com) reckons you can net around a 10%-20% return by taking on a well-considered project that enhances the usability of your home.

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Get the advice and inspiration you need to complete your home building project on time and on budget with the March edition of Build It, including: - How to get more for your money - Is gas central heating energy efficient? - Getting sunroom extensions right - Ultimate guide to garage conversions - Do you need an architect? ... and more!