It's no longer necessary to house the family car in the garage – which leaves you with a whole host of options for how else to use it. Be inspired with these 5 clever conversions.
How is a garage best used?— Zoopla (@Zoopla) September 27, 2017
1. Garage: Now an office
This former garage is now a stylish office space complete with skylights and a vaulted ceiling. Completely detached from the main house, it comes with its own toilet, heating – and even a set of patio doors opening onto an outside terrace.
Available via Keller Williams
2. Garage: Now an artist's studio
This humble garage has been transformed into an artist’s dream studio. With light pouring in through the bi-fold doors and skylights, plenty of storage space for canvases and paints and no direct access from the house, it’s the perfect creative environment.
Available via M & P Estates
3. Garage: Now a gym
Need some extra motivation to exercise? This home gym is just steps away from your sofa in a space previously occupied by the garage. And when it comes to post-work out showering, there's a choice of three bathrooms back in the main house.
Available via Keenans Estate Agents
4. Garage: Now a self-contained annexe
This former garage once offered space for three cars. Set over two floors, it’s now been converted into additional living space with a bathroom, open-plan kitchen, living room, bedroom and plenty of storage. But, at £1m, it doesn’t come cheap.
Available via DreamPad
5. Garage: Now a beauty salon
Looking for a space to set up your own home business? This mini beauty salon proves a garage conversion could be the way to go. It’s been cleverly thought out too with a separate entrance which means customers don’t have to traipse through the house.
Available via Richard Kendall