Many home owners think about converting their garage into a living space for a number of reasons. It could be to create a playroom or bedroom, somewhere else to store all the clutter or even to try to add value to their property. However, findings actually suggest that most home buyers find a garage very appealing and can add as much as 20% to a property in a desirable area.
A Daily Telegraph article back in 2006 also stated that for an £8,000 Garageflex makeover of a triple garage in Virginia Water, approx. £20-25k was added to the property value. Now that’s a few years ago so in today’s money you could probably amend that to a £12,500 investment to give you a £30k return – not bad in today’s market.
Therefore, our advice is to keep the garage but give it a makeover and ensure it fits with your lifestyle. So for a cycling fan you could add in some bike storage as well as clearing the clutter or get some storage accessories added in to tidy away the kids toys. Creating a bespoke storage solution for the garage allows you to spend more time doing the things you love rather than searching through the clutter for what you need. Plus it adds value to your property and will be attractive to buyers if and when you decide to sell.