Should you get rid of your garage to have extra space on your home?

If you have a garage at your home but want extra space, you may consider either knocking down your garage to build an extension or converting your garage into another room.

You need to think very carefully before doing this as it may have an effect on the value of your property. If for example you dot have much of a driveway then knocking down the garage would mean that any owner would have to park on the roadside.

You will need to apply for planning permission for the building work and do not be tempted to start the work before you have got this. If you are planning on building a double extension or building on top of your garage (even if not immediately but at a later date) then make sure that the foundations are built deep enough to take it. You will also need to apply for planning of this.

Lots of us no longer use our garages to store our vehicles in but instead use them for storage of tools, gardening equipment and even as a wash room. If you are going to lose this storage space, think carefully about where you are going to be able to store all of these items afterwards.