Convert a Garage or Build A Room Addition?
Many homeowners find adding to or converting their garages a terrific idea. It is a more cost-effective way since it uses less labor and costs to add living space. All you need to do is remodel your garage rather than spend money on a full-scale addition.
This frequently unused space has tremendous potential for building something that benefits the house. You can create an extra bedroom, a home office, a gym, a lovely annex for an older relative, or enlarge your existing garage.
However, there are a few things to consider before creating designs for a garage.
Why Should You Opt for Garage Conversion
Many homeowners prefer garage conversions because they want to make use of existing space. A garage conversion is typically less expensive and complicated than expansions. Like any thoughtful remodeling job, a conversion may raise your home’s resale value and improve your quality of life overall.
Benefits of Garage Remodeling
A garage conversion is a cost-effective home remodeling option, but there are several other benefits to it, such as:
- It uses existing structures and space, which can help you save money.
- Preserves yard space by preventing the construction of walls that might obstruct your lovely garden, patio, or play area.
- It increases your living area without additional labor or zoning restrictions.
Drawbacks of Garage Remodeling
While a conversion has numerous advantages, there are also some disadvantages, including:
- You may not have adequate parking space, which may be against the law.
- Less protection for your automobiles from the weather (sweltering sun) and theft.
- Lower ROI than additions, mainly when selling your home to buyers who might want a traditional garage.
Should You Add a Room To Your Garage?
Adding a room to your garage can also be an excellent way to enhance the space. Bedrooms, studios, offices, playrooms, and other internal rooms are examples of these extra interiors.
Adding a habitable room to a garage has advantages and disadvantages, such as:
- The availability of a working garage and additional dwelling space acts as a significant selling point.
- You can add more storage or dwelling space to your house without investing in a new property
- You no more need to compromise on your car/vehicle parking
Garage additions may have some disadvantages, too, such as the following:
- Zoning and authorization difficulties may be a costly hassle.
- You may lose some critical garden, patio, or driveway space.
- You will have to clean more surfaces, especially prone to the accumulation of dirt and grime.
Planning to Convert Yours?
Many homeowners are still unsure of what to choose. Since both have pros and cons, deciding whether to opt for a garage conversion or add new rooms depends on your home design and needs. Talk to our design consultants at Driscoll Contracting if you are unsure of how to optimize your space usage. Our dedicated team will help you choose the best option for your area.