If you own a residential property with a garage that is used for little more than storing old workout equipment and rusted lawn care supplies, maybe the space could be better used for another purpose. Garage conversions – the process of transforming your garage into a space designed for another specific use – could be a great solution.
While you could elect to construct an addition to your primary residence – either a detached ADU or an attached unit that abuts the main home – you would lose a fair amount of backyard square footage. If you like to spend time outdoors during the warmer months or if you don’t have a particularly large backyard to begin with, this could be a drawback.
Converting a garage allows you to effectively exploit a space you might not necessarily need. If your garage has a driveway space that can accommodate one or two vehicles, you might not need an enclosed garage to store your vehicle.
Garage conversions are also somewhat easier in that there is already a structure – you won’t have to construct a unit from the ground up (depending upon the soundness of the garage, of course). Building an entire unit is significantly more expensive and time-consuming than converting an existing one.
If you are still on the fence about the possibilities of a garage conversion, here are a few more factors:
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