Detached from the main house, the owners of this converted garage gained permission to extend the building under permitted development, having first worked with an architect to gain planning permission for a change of use for turning the garage into a residential building.

The old brick garage originally consisted of a main storage space and a separate office. This layout has been completely reconfigured. The partition walls which originally separated the main body of the garage from the office space were demolished in order to form two new bedrooms, an office, shower room and bathroom.

The new extension that has been added to the original building is now a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area, lit from above by an enormous aluminium roof lantern, whilst a large swathe of bi-fold doors lead out to the terrace.

Externally, the old garage doors have been blocked up, and a new front door added.

Project Notes

  • Project: Contemporary garage conversion
  • Build time: July 2015 – Oct 2015
  • Size: 120m²
  • Plot cost: Already owned
  • Build cost: £250,000
  • Value: £500,000
Open plan dining living space with roof lantern

The main living space is open to the kitchen and receives huge amounts of natural light thanks to the aluminium roof lantern and sliding doors

Open plan living space in garage conversion with sliding doors

Porcelain floor tiles, white walls and minimalist furniture increase the sense of space and light

Contemporary dining space in garage conversion

The contemporary spaces flow into one another, with the dining space tucked away from the main living area

Garage conversion with sliding doors leading to terrace

A level threshold has been formed between the inside and outside floors giving a sense of the living space spilling out onto the new terrace

Master bedroom in contemporary garage conversion

The spaces have been designed to be luxurious and yet modern, with the master bedroom being located at the front of the new house

Luxury contemporary bathroom within garage conversion

As with the rest of the house, the bathroom fixtures and fittings are very high spec and ultra modern

Garage conversion with new front door

The old garage doors have been removed and the opening blocked up. A new front door completes the transition from garage into home



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