Five ideas for a funky garage conversion

Got a garage that’s doing very little than hording junk? It might be time to breathe new life into this valuable space so it has more practical uses without having to build a costly extension. Check out these following ideas for a funky garage conversion.

A children’s playroom

If you’re tired of tidying away toys in the living room, then converting a garage into a playroom will mean you have a space dedicated solely for the little ones to play in. The space needs to be safe, warm and dry, so may need insulating. Use rubber or laminate flooring that is fairly soft for those inevitable tumbles, and is easy to clean for those equally inevitable spillages.

Have fun decorating the playroom with funky colours and patterns to engage and inspire young minds.

An extra bedroom

Whether it’s for teenagers or guests, most of us could use an additional bedroom, and a garage could be the perfect caper. The space will need to be watertight and dry, so it may require damp-proofing and plastering. When you’ve done the groundwork, give the walls a good paint, lay a cosy carpet, and fittings like table lamps and a floral bedspread, to make your new bedroom snug and cosy.

Games room

There’s nothing quite like a game of pool, table tennis, or darts with the family to unwind and have fun in the evening or at the weekend. If your house lacks the space to install such items, a garage could be crying out to be converted into a games room.

An industrial-style design will work well with features like table football and snooker, so give brickwork exposed, or perhaps even paint it grey for a real funky, industrial look. If you’ve any big gamers at home, your games room could be the perfect place for a wall-mounted TV and gaming portal to be housed accompanied with a seating area doused in oversized cushions.

Home office

With working from home the new norm for many, more and more of use crave quiet space in our homes to dedicate to work. If your house doesn’t have any spare rooms to covert into a home office, then a garage could be the perfect place, removed from the distractions of the main house.

The garage will need to be made dry and warm, with plenty of lighting. It will need to have a Wi-Fi connection and comfortable office furniture so you can beaver away at the laptop without any distractions.


Florentia Chelepis

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Florentia Chelepis

I am a designer in the New ID team. My role involves me supporting the other designers with new schemes and the execution of current projects. I also now take on my own design projects from...
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