Are you getting a bit cramped for room in your house? The kids are a bit older now and no longer want to share a bedroom. Maybe that oldest needs somewhere to practice his music and have a band practice with his mates.
Electric guitars in the house are not real compatible to comfortable living for us oldies. Maybe you want to have a home business and an office at home or just a workshop to create something. Or if you are into art in some form or another you need somewhere to call your own where you can happily potter and leave it all set up without worrying about the mess.
You will find the garage may have enough room for you to use as an extra room either by going up into the attic area or extending. Now this may sound like a complicated project and it can be but check out all the options first.
If you can create an extra room or space you will find it so handy. If it is for one of the kids to use now it could be an ideal space for a granny flat later on or a guest room for visitors. So maybe you should get some professional advice unless you feel competent to build it yourself.
The woodworking plans and patterns have lots of ideas for sheds etc. and you will find a plan to help you with your garage addition. If you have a two or three car garage you are in luck because if you only need one car accommodation you can use the rest for your new project. Just put a partition wall down the center or where you want and it is all but done.
It is an easy job these days to have a window made to replace the garage door. This will the exact size so you just change it over. Very easy. You will probably heed to install a ceiling and after that you are done. Presto, a brand new room perfect for that teenager or visiting guest.
If you opt for attic space you will find it a little more difficult. If you don’t have the room up there now and need to adjust rafters and trusses then you may need professional help. Still, once these complicated bits are done there is no reason why you can’t complete the job your self and save some cash. You will need to install a staircase and flooring as well as line out the roof line. It is not that difficult and the space you will gain will be valuable.
The other option is to add a section to the back or side of your garage. You will basically be building a new shed but using one of the garage walls. Work it so you match in the roof line and your addition will look like it has always been there. Whichever way you go you will be adding value to your house and adding living space for you to use for years to come.