Converting your garage into a  business

garage conversion for business

We all constantly try to discover new ways of utilising the space we have in our home to maximise the efficiency of the space and one of the most effective ways is to convert the garage to a dedicated and private home working area or office. More and more people are turning to this option these days. Not only does it save on commuting costs but you can generate an income without leaving your house. The options are varied and largely depend on the layout your own home and its total floor plan.

Everything from an attic which is normally entered to get the Christmas decorations, a basement or a corner of the bedroom can be turned into a smart workspace. But for those looking to shape a dedicated and specifically designed home office or work area that is totally separate from the main living area, the garage offers a serious and inventive alternative.

Transforming the garage into a home office is something that demands the right planning and a bit of imagination. A spacious garage can act as much more than a home office or workplace. It can also be another living area or an informal recreational area or even a homework area for the kids when needed. From the stylish and elaborate to the functional and basic. It can also be a place where customers can come and feel relaxed, just take a look at our garage to a hairdresser’s conversion in our gallery.

Getting the Basics Right

To convert the garage into a home office, you need to start by ensuring the garage is actually usable for more permanent living. Think about the flooring of the garage and if it’s concrete (which is generally the case) the use of floor tiles, carpet tiles or other soft, warm flooring surfaces to make that the room feel comfortable all year round. Then consider the walls and windows and think about how you can improve the insulation of the whole area. It’s true to say most garages have very poor insulation and, if you replace the windows and add another layer of drywall, you can easily make it a more pleasing, inviting and all-season space.

Style and Aesthetics

Once you have converted the garage into a more usable setting, it’s time to turn your attention to the style and practical layout of the room. Start with the fixtures, fittings and furniture. Decide what theme you want, contemporary, industrial, minimalist, etc, then choose the appropriate desk, chairs and shelving for your office needs before you consider decorative items. Remember also, a white or a light neutral colour scheme also makes the area feel light and airy and keeps down visual clutter giving the office a relaxing ambience.

Lighting, Security and More

The correct type of main and ambient lighting is vital in a home office or business, but more often than not, garages can be filled with natural light by replacing the old garage door with translucent glass panels or sliding glass doors. And you can improve ventilation, which is healthier for your working day.

19:14 07 Dec 21
If you want an honest and trustworthy builder who can transform your garage in 1 week then look no further. Troy, Rick, Collette and the rest of the team at Garage Conversions North West have been second to none. Professional, tidy, competitive pricing and trustworthy. The team worked tirelessly to ensure our conversion was completed to the highest of standards (even working a Sunday.)I always find it hard to choose a reliable tradesman but Troy was recommended to me from a friend and I can see why. Always answers his phone or gets back to you ASAP, keeps you well informed of progress and ensures all jobs are spot on. From start to finish this company were just fabulous and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you to all the team for your hard work.The Newton Family
Michael RobinsonMichael Robinson
21:08 01 Dec 21
Fantastic team! Troy/Rick and the rest were all fantastic! Colette was always helpful and polite on the phone/emails as well when needed. We had our single integrated garage converted in to a spare play room and small utility! Extremely trustworthy! Highly Highly recommended! I'm sure you won't find many better! All the best and I'll be passing on your info to a few other people I know!
Paul JPaul J
22:10 27 Nov 21
Troy and his team did a great job on my garage conversion. At a time when many other contractors are struggling with supplies, delaying builds, adding huge price increases, he completed the project on-time and budget. The work was done to a good standard and I couldn't be more delighted with the results. A polite, friendly, professional company that I would not hesitate to recommend .
Courtney DavenportCourtney Davenport
17:52 04 Nov 21
We used Garage Conversions North West for an integral garage conversion. They kept us updated throughout the process and were more than happy to answer any questions we had. The conversion has been finished to a high standard, and was brilliant value. We are really happy with our new dining room and would recommend Troy and team to anyone considering converting their garage into a new space.
The work that Troy, Rick, and the team at GCNW have carried out over the two and a bit weeks has been second to none. The work would have been two but there was a slight delay due to the weather and availability of the wet room flooring. Originally, we were told it was going to be mid-November for that, but Rick sourced an alternative that was able to be done on schedule.I'd have no hesitations at all recommending their services to anyone who needs a garage conversion. Many thanks guys!