As our lives get more hectic and our accumulated possessions pile up around us, we sometimes face the dilemma of dumping some of our treasured memories or biting the bullet and making more space.
Here at SureHome Services we offer the perfect solution to your space problems - A Garage Conversion! Most homes in Ireland these days have a minimum of one car, which is often parked on the street or in the front driveway, mainly because it will take up all the garage space and leave little or no room for items which need indoor storage.
We believe that converting your garage to a living or working space will also add value to your home, and many garages will easily accommodate two small rooms. Converted garages can be used for a number of purposes such as, a utility and laundry room, home office, extra bathroom or simply for extra storage. Families with young children will quite often also require more space and the garage can make an ideal playroom or classroom area for your children to learn and play.
Converting a garage from a dark, cold, oftentimes underutilised space can have many benefits and will be more cost effective in the long run than a renovation or an extension to your existing property. Planning permission is also unnecessary as long as the structure of the building is left unaltered. More money saved. At SureHome Services we always endeavour to save you money where possible, without ever compromising the high quality workmanship we provide.
What’s involved in converting your garage into an extra living space?
Firstly, many home owners will require access from another ground floor room, so this will mean a new door if you do not have one already. We will remove the existing garage doors and build a new wall with an opening for a large window.This window will need to match the existing windows at the front of your house.
Secondly, insulating the roof and walls to prevent the loss of energy and heat is also necessary.The inside of the external walls receive an insulated plasterboard and the insulation in the ceiling is upgraded to meet current building regulations .This is to keep the new living space warm in the winter months and cool in the summer.
Thirdly, we need to add a heating source to the room.This is usually a new radiator connected into the existing house heating system. SureHome Services will provide you with free consultation to discuss all the options available to you.
Finally, you must consider the floor of the garage and the condition it is in. Most garages have a cold concrete floor that may not be sealed due to the years of constant wear and tear. A simple compound or floor leveller will level the floor and make it ready for tiling or carpeting if so desired. A raised wooden floor with insulation is always a better option creating more warmth and value.
To receive a quotation for your garage conversion, please feel free to get in touch with a member of the team here at SureHome Services, we will be happy to provide you with all the information you require to make a well informed decision about the future of your garage space.