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Garage conversions and sofa-beds

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Clockstooticky Sun 28-Feb-16 20:18:32

would anyone be able to help with real basic costs on a job...?

I'm moving house soon into a house with a detached garage which is approximately 13ft x 16ft. At the moment it's being used as a workshop so it's got windows on two sides and a kind of front door as well as the original garage doors.

We're thinking of getting it converted into a bedroom with ensuite, also to be used as a study when the grandparents aren't staying.

It does have an inspection pit underneath so I'm not sure if that will cause issues.

Also ,thinking of getting a sofa bed rather than a plain old bed so it can be tidied away when we're using it. Is it actually possible to get a good, comfy sofa bed which would be suitable for staying in longer term (our parents live far away and may stay for extended ish periods).

NattyTile Sun 28-Feb-16 20:22:28

Yes on the sofa bed but it'll cost you. When we were looking, they were rated as suitable for occasional use or suitable for regular use as a bed. You want the regular use one, and possibly a memore foam topper for it.

No idea on the conversion bit!

Clockstooticky Sun 28-Feb-16 22:06:52

Oh thanks natty. Do they make a decent sofa AND bed?

Clockstooticky Mon 29-Feb-16 15:29:41

I'm wondering if a day bed might be better. Although they look a bit like rubbish sofas.

Anyone have a clue on garage conversion costs?

NattyTile Mon 29-Feb-16 15:44:47

Decentish - ours is big, L shape, can't remember where from but very comfy to lounge around on with lots of cushions. And then a comfy bed too.

njptvr Mon 29-Feb-16 20:31:13

The only way you are going to get a proper, accurate quote for the garage conversion is to get someone round to have a look and price it up.

It is going to depend on what is there already in terms of electrics, plumbing, insulation etc.

If you can provide some pictures I might be able to give you a guesstimate but nothing I would want to be held to too closely!

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