Compared to a house extension garage conversions come in at a much more reasonable way of extending your home space without breaking the bank. But if you're picturing nothing more than replacing the garage door with a wall and windows you're missing out on the stunning possibilities that a garage conversion can bring. Where garages are integrated as part of the house they can be seamlessly converted into living space and with a professional conversion your visitors will simply never realise that the space was originally intended to house the family runabout.
If your garage comes off the kitchen then you can totally reimagine your dining and entertaining spaces with a luxurious diner area. Since plumbing can usually hook up to the pipes and drains already in place you could have another bedroom and a bathroom there. Or a fantastic kids' area with beds and playroom. We've seen people convert their garages into personal internal gyms complete with treadmills, air con, large screens and showers or an office space from which to run a home business. The possibilities are endless – come and talk to us about your dreams and we'll tell you how it can be done.
Doors and Windows
The biggest change when converting a garage comes in the doors and windows. Clearly that garage door has to go and be replaced by an outside wall complete with the required insulation and an external door or at least windows. We can do this so that it fits perfectly with the period features of your home or we can work with our architects to create a spectacular new addition – picture windows or glass doors for example, depending on your needs.
It's worth paying attention to the flooring since garage floors are typically concrete with no heat insulation or give in them. Laying a floor here is more than a matter of simply putting down a covering layer because without care for the flooring the resulting conversion can be cold, especially in winter. We would typically recommend digging out old concrete, particularly if it has become uneven or is soaked in oil. Instead we lay a new slab as the building block for your flooring which can then be tile, wood, carpet, etc. If your garage space is going to be converted to bathroom or include a bathroom then talk to us about underfloor heating options.
There's more to a good conversion than just wiring up the plugs and making sure the water pipes reach that far. With a new space come all the promises of modern utilities including power showers and jacuzzis for bathrooms, LED or hidden lighting to bring warmth to the space, and modern plug systems with plenty of room for recharging stations and USB connectors. If you're going to use the converted space as a home office or utility room we will help you plan the electrical and plumbing fittings that you need, where you need them best. Plus of course we ensure that it complies with local and national regulations.
If you are searching on google for garage conversions near me, or either loft and basement conversions, I am pleased to inform you that we have you covered in that department, check out this little selection of towns and Village around the Nottinghamshire area, we have completed all kinds of conversions and building work in these local places over the years. We are always adding to this extensive list for our profile.
Arnold, Bulwell, Beeston, Basford, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Colwick, Mapperley, Mansfield, Papplewick, Ravenshead, Hucknall, West Bridgford, Ruddington, Bingham, Wollaton, Long Eaton, Eastwood, The Park, Alexandra Park, Rushcliffe, Toton, Breaston, Barton, Woodthorpe and Lucknow Drive, Bramcote, Risley, Stapleford, Chilwell, Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield.
We also complete other kinds of property conversions around the Nottingham area. If you are looking for loft conversion ideas or basement conversion ideas, we can help and guide you to make the right choice. If undecided you can return to our Home page to browse the possibilities.