A large proportion of people in this country do not use their garage solely as car storage.
Your garage could be an untapped living space – or at least it should be! A detached garage may require it to remain as separate use but, if attached and connected, could become part of the home and treated as another room altogether. Plus it saves all that tedious mucking about with planning permission applications and extension processes!
For radical changes involving detached garages you might require these permissions; additionally it must be internally lined/cladded so as to reduce draftiness/dampness – here are some ideas;
Playroom or extra bedroom. Are you a parent struggling to accommodate their teenaged child’s wardrobe or worried that his/her growing toy collection might outstrip your house? Perhaps making the garage habitable would be the solution! Doing this will require planning ahead but may save time in the end.
Home Gym. No need for elaborate decor this time as you can build a simple home gym in the garage that will save on monthly gym membership costs.
Home Cinema. Although an ambitious undertaking, a Home Cinema Installation Bath can be achieved. Get some decent speakers in there along with a screen; often antique dealers or demolition sites sell cheap cinema seats at reduced rates; why not recreate the golden days of cinema with Art Deco and gold leaf elements? For Home Cinema Installation Bath, go to Digital Interiors.
Although investing in extra lighting may be necessary, having your own studio allows you to indulge in artistic pursuits without worrying about making a mess of the house interior.