When it comes to home extensions, homeowners tend to focus on the main residence. However, this is not your only option when it comes to creating additional space on your property. One of the least renovated areas of the home tends to be the garage, yet there are a myriad of ways that you could use this area to increase the square footage of your home. The following are some home extension ideas that you could implement on your garage.
Extend the garage outward
Your garage placement may be convenient for navigating your vehicle in and out of it. However, if the garage is located at the back of your home, chances are it is blocking some prime acreage on your yard. Rather than leave these areas hidden by the garage to stay neglected and grow weeds, you should make the most of the space by creating an extension. All that would be required of you would be to knock out the wall that is directly adjacent to the parts of your yard that remain blocked from view. You can then renovate the space by building extra storage or making it an entertainment area. Renovating it for storage purposes would be ideal if you regularly engage in do it yourself projects. Alternatively, if you like having a haven away from the main house, a couple of comfortable couches and an entertainment centre can give you just that!
Create a connection between your home and your garage
In some properties, you will find the garage is freestanding rather than adjacent to the wall. In these instances, there tends to be unused dead space between the garage and the home. You can make the most of this wasted space by constructing a home extension that will act as a connector between your residence and your garage. This connecting space can be transformed into anything that you would like. If you work from home, it makes an ideal home office as you get to have privacy without having to venture too far away from the home. In addition to this, you now have easy access to your garage without having to leave the home. This is convenient when transferring heavy items from the car or when trying to avoid getting caught up in bad weather.
Construct your home extension upwards
Another idea you could use to make the most of your garage when constructing a home extension is to build upwards. Garages tend to be one level, even when the house is several storeys high. Instead of adding additional floors to your own home, consider creating the home extension above your garage.