If you’re running out of room or just want somewhere you can get away from it all, don’t think of a massive extension or renovation, your answer may already be there – the garage! Build a wall down the centre to divide it into two zones. Use one side as your new living area and deck the other side out for garage storage. Make sure you check with your local council first to see what is allowed.
Put a set of doors into the wall of your garage to let in loads of natural light. When you’re having a party, open them up so your room connects with what’s going on outside. Stacker doors like these are a good option. The sliding panels stack together at one side of the door, leaving more of the doorway open than a traditional sliding door.
A tool trolley makes an excellent entertainment centre. The long top is perfect for the TV while the cupboard and drawers underneath has plenty of storage space. The style is perfect too. The stainless steel adds a modern touch but is also a nod towards the area’s previous use as a garage.
A set of Venetian blinds hides the ugly roller door at one end of the garage but still give you the flexibility to open the door and use it if need be.