Garage conversions vary widely in their complexity and can include anything from creating an entire apartment to simply adding insulation and climate controlo for an upgraded space to park your car. On average, homeowners spend £8,627 to turn their unused garage into a bonus living space, but the price of a garage conversion depends largely upon your specific project. So, the first step in planning your garage conversion is deciding upon the room’s new intended purpose.
Do you need an entire guest suite or are you planning on building a home office? It is important to consider your budget and to prioritize essential improvements such as insulation, window installation, and other costs.
Converting youro garage into a GUEST HOUSE will typically cost at least £9,000 to £20,000. Not only will you need to implement all of the upgrades needed to convert the space into a living room, but you’ll also need to add a separate bath and kitchen, requiring a gas line or a 220 outlet for a stove. Additionally, you will need to create a private entrance for the space. If instead, you are just planning a BEDROOM or MASTER SUITE, you can expect to pay at around £7,000 to £12,000. A bedroom needs at least one window, a ceiling, insulation, drywall, flooring and heat as well as a closet. If you plan on adding a master bath, you should factor in plumbing costs and budget for the addition of another window.
Converting your garage into a BATHROOM or KITCHEN can also be quite pricey, beginning around £2,500 and building depending on plumbing and the cost of fixtures, finishes, etc. Similarly, converting a garage into a kitchen often involves rerouting gas and water lines, and costs can quickly add up as fixtures like countertops and cabinetry are added. You should expect to spend around £4,500 when converting your garage to a kitchen.
The HOME OFFICE is one of the more affordable options when it comes to converting your garage into a living space. Like a bedroom, a home office requires all the basic amenities, such as walls, flooring, a ceiling, climate control, and a window. The room may also require additional outlets and high-speed internet connection. You should budget around £4,000 to convert your garage into a home office. If you’re interested in converting your garage into a UTILITY or LAUNDRY ROOM with a utility sink and/or a washing machine, you’ll need to add plumbing and should budget at least £4,800.
The cost of materials will vary greatly depending on your personal preferences. With most materials, you can know what to expect as a minimum or average cost. For example, insulation typically costs at least £1.00 per square foot. Interior walls cost an average of £1,200 each. If your garage doesn’t have any windows, you should add one large enough to serve as an emergency exit. This is especially important if you want to list it as a bedroom or rent it out. You can expect costs to start around £800 per window.
The above costs are typical from many UK suppliers, however Premier Home Developments have a fantastic introductory offer on garage conversions for September orders. You could be pleasantly surprised, so why not give us a call for a free no obligation quote?
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