The garage: a space that serves many purposes. For some, it gives the mice and other wildlife somewhere safe and warm to hibernate amongst the belongings that have been piling up there for the best part of 15 years. For others it actually serves more of a purpose whether that’s somewhere to store tools, a motorbike, the beloved car or even just the lawnmower and a few other useful garden implements.
Making the Most of Garage Space
After the last 18 months, the demand for property with more space has grown exponentially so it makes sense to ensure that every space in your house is fulfilling its full potential. This includes the conservatory, the garage and any other outbuildings. We have already discussed the importance of making the most of every room in the house – this includes the garage?
Preparing Your Garage for Winter
With autumn just around the corner and colder, wetter weather on the way (sorry), it’s a good time to start thinking about preparing your garage for winter. That could be something as simple as making sure it’s water tight or converting the garage to a space that you can use all year round. Replacing the current felt roof with a thermally insulated option is a great place to start. This alone will make a significant difference to how you use your garage. Even if it’s just a store room, it will moderate the temperature so that it’s a room you can use even in the height of winter. If you want to go one step further and make it an extension of your house, you can look to have the walls insulated and a floor installed as well as electrics and other modifications.
Step 1 – Get Rid of The Clutter
We are chuckling as we write this as we can think of at least two of us who have 15 years worth of rubbish (we need absolutely all of it though) piled up in our garages. In fact, only recently one of them was practically empty – then a new kitchen was installed and now most of the old kitchen is cluttering up the garage. Sound familiar? Well, it has to be said that decluttering is good for the soul. It will make you feel so much better. A few hours here and there, a couple of trips to the tip and you will soon have made significant steps to emptying the garage. You could even sell some stuff – it’s amazing what people will buy, including old kitchen cabinets for utility rooms etc.
Step 2 – What do You Want to Use Your Garage For
If you are going to turn your garage into a home office, you will need to make more alterations than if you want to use it as a workshop. Decide what you will do with the garage as this will determine how much you need to spend and how much work you will need done.
Step 3 – Converting the Garage – How Much Will it Cost?
Once you have decided on your garage plans, and if converting the garage is something you wish to pursue, then get a quote for the work. This will ascertain how much it’s going to cost and help you determine you budget.
Step 4 – Book to Have the Work Done
Once you have everything you need, there is nothing stopping you. You can book to have the work done and in no time at all, you will have an extra room to use.
If you are looking to convert your garage and would like a quote for a thermally insulated roof, please get in touch on 01934 824005. Not only can we give you a free quote for the work, we can also advise you on other aspects of the project.