Advantages and Disadvantages of Converting Your Garage

A garage conversion can really add value to your property as well as additional living space for your home. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of converting your garage into a living space.

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A garage conversion can really add value to your property as well as additional living space for your home. If your garage conversion is well thought out and has sufficient amount of work put in to then it can add around 10 per cent to the overall value of your home. This is also one of the most cost-effective ways of increasing your property’s resale value. One of the main benefits would be the increase in living space available to you, without incurring the costs of moving house. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of converting your garage into a living space.

Advantages Of Converting Your Garage

Added Value

Moving house can be a very costly project but by just converting your garage you will increase the amount of living space available to you without spending quite as much.

Control Over The Contract

One of the advantages of converting you garage can be that you decide who carried out the work and when they do so. If you choose to convert then you are the sole decision maker and this can make the whole process much easier as there is no one else involved to change their mind.

Council Tax

If you were to convert your garage then this would not affect your council tax.

 Design Control

If you do decide to converting your garage into a living space this means that every step of the design process is under your control. The amount of control that you have over the project can be subject to certain technical and legal restrictions and because of this it is always best to carry out sufficient research.

Disadvantages Of Converting Your Garage

 Control Of Work

You as the householder will be held responsible for the legality work done on the property. You will need to supervise the work of the tradesmen and this does require both time and energy.

Cost Uncertainty

Before you can begin converting your garage, investigations must be carried out and you may find that you have to repair certain aspects of the garage before the process can start and this can be costly.

Disruptive

During the conversion there will always be one room that you will not be able to access. Rooms that adjoin the garage or garden will be most affected by this process. The workmen will be present in your home during work hours and this can be quite a disruptive time.

Impact On Existing Buildings

If you decide to extend your garage then this will probably have some impact on you garden space.

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