Properties: rebuild your garage to save space
Many individuals who want to enlarge their home have their garage renovated. This makes it possible to get living space at a lower price than for construction. – (France 2)
Many individuals who want to enlarge their home have their garage renovated. This makes it possible to get living space at a lower price than for construction.
In order to find additional square meters despite the high prices, the pensioner decided to convert his garage into a bedroom. Insulates and paints a 25 m2 room2 which turns into a bedroom and bathroom. The renovation will cost 35,000 euros, which is more affordable than extending your house. “It’s cheaper because we already have construction work. We already have the roof, the walls, which already represent almost half of the budget”, explains Sonia Martinel, broker, Maison des Travaux.
An increasingly preferred alternative
Rules must be followed when renovating. Under 20m2, a previous declaration of employment is sufficient. In addition, you will need to apply for planning permission. The couple renovated their garage for the arrival of their third child. Father did some work and renovation of 33m2 they cost 23,000 euros, a good price. Faced with the increasing difficulty of obtaining a property loan, renovation is an increasingly preferred alternative to increase your living space.