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Does converting your garage into a room add value to my property?

Asked on Jan 14 2013, Home Improvement in Glossop | Report content

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  • If you have off road parking a converted garage would provide an excellent working/living space. We used our 'garage' in Italy as my Music teaching room and it was invaluable. Wish I had a garage to do the same here! So very useful.

    Answered on Jan 14 2013, Report content
  • Hi ShannonGem, These days, most people use their garages for storage or some other purpose other than parking their car. However, if you are looking to convert it, it can be a very good way to add value to a house. Depending what sort of room you are looking to convert the garage into, it will add a varying level of additional value to the house. For example, turning it into a utility room, while being practical and giving you more space in the main areas of the house, can be useful, will add the lowest amount. A bedroom can be great, because it gives more scope for families to purchase, and means that you will be able to ask for more when it comes to selling. Likewise, a bathroom, especially in a house which only currently has one, can be among the most significant additions in terms of value. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Jan 29 2013, Report content
  • Yes it should so as long as it can be seen and justified as a bedroom. If it still looks like a garage in some way, then maybe not. However, if the job is done well and when viewed by a prospective buyer they could not tell that it used to be a garage, then it should add value.

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    Answered on Apr 1 2013, Report content
  • I am not convinced that converting a garage to a bedroom can add value. Most people require a garage for storage and/or their car. There are other more guaranteed ways of adding value to a property than doing this. See my link for the details.

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    Answered on May 7 2013, Report content

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