Cars don’t need comfortable, spacious homes. People do.
Given that very few of us actually use our garage for the car, it’s an obvious part of the home to convert. Turning your cold, under-utilised garage into another room could give you an extra 150 sq feet of warm, inviting living space – and that’s just for a single garage. A conversion could bring a totally new zone right into the heart of your home for a fraction of the cost of building an extension.
With Abbey Building Services and Maintenance, you won’t get a run-of-the-mill garage conversion. We’ll think about the best solution for you and your budget. Having completed many garage transformations, we can advise on the best way to integrate this new space into your main house, making it look and feel like it’s always been there!
Our garage conversions can enable you to remodel and renovate your entire downstairs space with the garage becoming part of the new lounge or kitchen, for instance. We’ve also transformed garages into extra rooms. The additional space can give you a new study, children’s playroom, cloakroom and utility space, art studio, music or cinema room, teen den or even a bespoke ‘granny annex’.
Planning permission is not normally required to convert your garage. Although Hertfordshire has its fair share of Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas, such as in historic St Albans, where permission is required. You can add as much as 10% to the value of your home by completing a garage conversion.