Double Garage Conversion into Utility

In January (2024), our team undertook a transformative project, converting half of a double garage into a functional laundry room while preserving the remaining space for storage. This case study details the process and key features of the conversion, highlighting our commitment to structural integrity, aesthetic enhancement, and regulatory compliance.

Client Background: Our client, located in Grimsargh, expressed a need for additional utility space within their home. With a growing family and limited interior square footage, the conversion of their underutilised garage presented an ideal solution to meet their needs for a dedicated laundry area while maintaining storage capabilities.

Double Garage Conversion Project Overview:

Our objective was twofold: to optimize the available space by dividing the garage into a laundry room and storage area, and to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of both zones through strategic design and implementation.

Key Features:

  1. Structural Design and Alterations:
    • Our team conducted a thorough assessment of the garage’s structural integrity and devised a plan to accommodate the new layout.
    • Structural alterations, including wall reinforcement and floor leveling, were implemented to ensure stability and durability for the converted spaces.
  2. New Side Window:
    • Recognizing the importance of natural light in creating inviting and functional spaces, we installed a new side window to illuminate the interior of the laundry room.
    • The addition of the window not only enhanced the ambiance but also provided ventilation and a visual connection to the outdoors.
  3. Designer Radiator:
    • Heating is essential in a laundry room environment, particularly during colder months.
    • We selected a designer radiator that not only fulfilled the functional requirement but also complemented the overall aesthetic of the space, adding a touch of sophistication to the room.
  4. New Wren Kitchen Fit Out:
    • The integration of a Wren kitchen fit-out ensured quality, functionality, and style in the laundry area.
    • Careful consideration was given to layout, storage solutions, and appliance placement to optimize workflow and maximize utility within the constrained space.
  5. Bespoke Units to Cover Existing Electrics:
    • To streamline the appearance of the laundry room and ensure safety, bespoke units were crafted to cover existing electrical fixtures and wiring.
    • This customization not only concealed unsightly elements but also facilitated easy access for maintenance and future upgrades.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • All works undertaken during the conversion were meticulously inspected and approved by Preston building control, ensuring compliance with local building codes and regulations.
  • Our team liaised closely with regulatory authorities throughout the project, prioritizing safety and adherence to standards.

Project Management:

  • The structural design aspect of the project was organized and overseen by our experienced team, with the implementation carried out by a qualified engineer.
  • Effective project management ensured timely execution, quality craftsmanship, and seamless coordination of all aspects of the conversion.

Conclusion: Through meticulous planning, innovative design, and expert execution, our team successfully transformed a portion of our client’s garage into a versatile and stylish laundry room, while preserving essential storage space. The integration of key features such as structural enhancements, natural lighting, designer fixtures, and bespoke solutions not only met the client’s functional requirements but also elevated the aesthetic appeal of the space. With regulatory compliance and client satisfaction at the forefront of our approach, this garage conversion stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence in residential renovation projects.