Staying at home and chilling with your friends and family has never been more popular than it is now.
And if you have a garage which is just full of junk and not being used for anything properly, ask yourself, why not convert it into a room that you can actually use. Start by clearing out the rubbish, and you’ll probably find a great room with a lot of space that you could use as an additional room in your house.
And why not your very own fully functioning bar?
not only does converting your garage into a bar add the ‘wow’ factor to impress all your friends, but it can also add serious financial value to your property – it’s been estimated that the average of £45,000 can be added to overall value. Which is certainly worth raising a glass to!
The best thing about a garage bar conversion is that it’s a relatively cheap and simple thing to do, and, best of all, you don’t have to get planning permission.
Practical tips on converting your garage into a bar
So, once you’ve made the decision to convert your garage into a bar for those essential girls’ nights in, or a night of a few pints with the lads, then there are a few things you’ll want to check out before you start stocking up on the beer…
Your bar budget will decide a lot of factors that you’ll have to think about when deciding what kind of garage bar conversion you’re going to go for – is it a DIY job or an all-singing and dancing, no expense spared type of garage conversion?
If you are going to have builders in and want a proper garage conversion to make this a kind of dream bar, then there are a number of companies that you can contact who can do the work for you and who’ll know where to source authentic bar equipment.
However, for those of you who are happy to use a bit of muscle, you too can find there are endless ideas you can create into a reality for a DIY bar. There are a few suggestions about the practical side of garages you should consider before you take a sledgehammer to the walls…
Garages are often on different levels from the actual house, so the ceilings or lower floors may need raising if you want the new room to flow with the rest of your home.
Obviously, the garage doors will need replacing with a window and a wall with bricks matching the rest of your home. If you want to use it all year round, you’ll have to ensure your garage bar conversion has heating and lighting and possibly plumbing.
With luck, your garage will be simple enough just to clear out, and then with a quick flick of a paintbrush and a bit of paint, you can glam it up as a room to entertain in.
It all really rather depends on whether you want to splash out and spend money on converting your garage into a ‘real bar’ with proper watering hole equipment. Whatever you decide, converting your garage into a bar is a great idea, so let the good times begin!