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Garage conversion - help!!

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SophieSy Thu 12-Sep-19 05:31:14

Hi everyone. I was hoping to get some opinions on our integral garage conversion. Our house is fairly small and at the moment our garage is just collecting junk and seems like a waste of space so we are planning on having it converted and knocked through to give us a larger kitchen/diner. I have attached the floor plan so you can see the new plan! The red line shows how big the kitchen/diner could be. A few questions - the green section - do you think we'd be better off having it as a snug/playroom (we have a toddler and one on the way so it would be perfect to keep toys our of eight and would mean our lounge would be free from plastic tat!) or as a utility? At the moment our chest freezer and tumble dryer are in the garage so I am struggling to see where these would go if we went with the first option. Any ideas would be gratefully received. Thank you in advance x

jackstini Thu 12-Sep-19 06:17:12

Could you have the freezer, washing machine and dryer at the back of where the green bit is but integrated?
Would take up less space than a full utility.
Then I would have some toy cupboards & sofa against the side wall
What are the measurements?

SophieSy Thu 12-Sep-19 06:35:07

Thanks so much for your reply! The garage spec is approx 15ft x 7ft. So it would add lots of space to the overall new space, but struggling to see how I could lay it out. What do you mean by the back of the green bit? The bit at the 'bottom' of the floor plan?

flumpybear Thu 12-Sep-19 06:44:58

Can you have the garage and kitchen as an open plan area then the lounge area at the front turn the back bit closest to the stairs into a small utility space and have the front end of the room by the window as a snug?

Tardigrade001 Thu 12-Sep-19 06:51:36

I'm not sure the green area is big enough to be a playroom on its own. Provably best as an integrated utility/toy storage as the above poster suggests.
Are you planning to have a window where the garage door is now?

SophieSy Thu 12-Sep-19 07:32:27

That's also a great idea @flumpybear. Thank you. You're right @Tardigrade001 - a play room is probably the wrong word! I was thinking more of a toy storage area with a sofa! Basically somewhere the little ones can be while we're cooking. And it would also provide another area for as they grow up.

SophieSy Thu 12-Sep-19 07:32:59

And yes @Tardigrade001 I think a window where the garage door currently is would work nicely

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