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To ask if you'd prefer a double garage or a single garage with a kitchen diner?

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judybloomno5 Sun 20-Nov-16 12:41:43

We are looking to convert a largely unused double garage to a single garage and use the other side to attach onto the kitchen as a dining room but I'm concerned this might put off future buyers so what would you prefer if you were buying?

IEatCannibals Sun 20-Nov-16 12:44:30

Single garage and kitchen diner for sure. Most people use garages as a large shed.

InfiniteSheldon Sun 20-Nov-16 12:45:51

Double garage. Garage conversions often look exactly what they are, awkward rooms in slightly the wrong place. Unless you are going all out with a reconfiguration. If your property is big enough for a double garage why isn't there a dining room?

SheSparkles Sun 20-Nov-16 12:47:17

Single garage...we actually converted our garage into a second living room and it most certainly doesn't look like anything other than just part of the house

AlpacaPicnic Sun 20-Nov-16 12:48:24

Kitchen-diner 100%

Disclaimer - I don't have a car. And any 'storage space' like a shed or garage would be filled with crap that canjot possibly be thrown away dhs stuff within nano-seconds...

kilmuir Sun 20-Nov-16 12:48:41

Single garage and diner. Depends on set up of test of the house

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Sun 20-Nov-16 12:49:50

Single garage and kitchen diner, although I do agree that unless done well they can look awkward.

orangebird69 Sun 20-Nov-16 12:52:28

Single garage and kitchen diner. We always have at least 2 cars at home and we've never garaged any of them. Garages are extra storange and utility areas for me.

judybloomno5 Sun 20-Nov-16 12:52:45

We've got a dining room but we want to use it as a playroom/dumping ground

TopKittyKat Sun 20-Nov-16 12:55:07

Double garage. Definitely!

judybloomno5 Sun 20-Nov-16 12:55:25

The garage we hope to convert is integral and the one we won't isn't

NapQueen Sun 20-Nov-16 12:56:03

Single garage plus kitchen/diner and separate playroom!

SoupDragon Sun 20-Nov-16 12:57:40

Single plus kitchen diner.

As it will be joined onto the kitchen, it won't look in the wrong place.

DramaAlpaca Sun 20-Nov-16 12:57:45

Single garage & diner, definitely.

StarOnTheTree Sun 20-Nov-16 12:58:52


SoupDragon Sun 20-Nov-16 12:59:24

Actually, I would make my choice a slightly-bigger-than-single garage. Large cars often don't fit into single garages.

orangepudding Sun 20-Nov-16 12:59:49

Single garage plus dining room.

We have an integral single garage and are just about to convert it. We use it as a dumping room, have never stored a car in it, we may as well turn it in to a nice dumping room plus extra living room for teens.

SoupDragon Sun 20-Nov-16 12:59:58

Although I have a 1.5 garage and just fill it with crap. The car is on the drive!

AnotherEmma Sun 20-Nov-16 13:01:13

Do you have a driveway or allocated parking space?
If so I would go for the single garage and kitchen/diner. Always good to have more living space. You can use the single garage as storage.
If you (or future buyers) need to park a car in the garage, I'd keep the double.

judybloomno5 Sun 20-Nov-16 13:02:40

We have a drive with enough for 3 cars

HeadDreamer Sun 20-Nov-16 13:03:12

Single garage with a kitchen diner. And DH is a huge fan of garages, so much so that a garage was a must have when we looked at houses. He thinks one is enough for his man toys.

TheAnswerIsYes Sun 20-Nov-16 13:03:23

I would go single plus kitchen diner but my husband would want the double garage.

mum2Bomg Sun 20-Nov-16 13:04:39

Garages always end up full of crap. I'd rather have the extra living space.

AndNowItsSeven Sun 20-Nov-16 13:05:20

Single, don't see the point of a garage .

Bluntness100 Sun 20-Nov-16 13:05:52

I'd do kitchen diner single garage, I suspect more people want a kitchen diner rather than a double garage.

However agree with the others, it needs to be done well. A half arsed attempt at it only then just go with the double garage,

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