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.

Office in a garage conversionDetached garage conversion

1. Garage: Now an office

Property: Five-bedroom detached house in Crowthorne, Berkshire

Price: £850,000

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

Garage converted into artists studioGarage converted into art studio

2. Garage: Now an artist's studio

Property: Three-bedroom detached house in South Ockendon, Essex

Price: £475,000

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

Garage converted into a gymGarage converted into a gym

3. Garage: Now a gym

Property: Four-bedroom detached house in Old Langho, Blackburn

Price: £425,000

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

Garage with an annexe conversionGarage with an annex conversion

4. Garage: Now a self-contained annexe

Property: Five-bedroom detached house in Nazeing, Essex

Price: £1m

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

Salon in a garage conversionConverted garage

5. Garage: Now a beauty salon

Property: Four-bedroom detached house in Knottingley, West Yorkshire

Price: £195,000

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

What use would you find for a redundant garage? Let us know by posting a comment below...

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