Garage Conversion Specialists in Queenstown and Wanaka

Image of a garage ready for a makeover

Since buying your property, your lifestyle has undoubtedly changed. You might have swapped careers, picked up a new hobby, or expanded your family. And with these changes often comes a need for new spaces. 
When it’s time to renovate, many kiwis look at converting their garages. These spaces are often the least used in a home and have plenty of potential to become a more functional room. To discuss opportunities for your property, get in touch to chat with a garage conversion specialist today.

Why choose Refresh Renovations?

Garage conversions are a practical way to add value to your property, but where do you start? At Refresh, our Renovation Partners offer to assist every step of the way, beginning with an in-depth consultation to discuss your goals. From there, your ideas will be taken into the concept creation phase, where you have all the flexibility to make any necessary changes before the build phase begins. 
Throughout Queenstown and Wanaka, our Renovation Partners have cultivated a trusted network of industry professionals to create a premium renovation service with high-quality results. With each Renovation Partner providing a single point of contact, you can rely on receiving clear and frequent updates. The entire process has been streamlined to make each step of the journey stress-free. 

What are the current garage conversion trends in Queenstown?

Queenstown and Wanaka will always be popular vacation spots for both international and kiwi travellers, making short and long-term accommodation high in demand. Thus, many homeowners are converting their garages into self-contained units for an easy way to generate more income.
But on the other hand, many garage renovations are simply geared toward making the space more comfortable, allowing them to be used as recreational rooms or studios. As most garages aren’t designed to be lived in, the south’s sub-zero winter temperatures and powerful summer sun can make the spaces quite uncomfortable. Fortunately, minor upgrades like window and door repositioning make all the difference. It’s all about taking advantage of passive heat in the winter and creating maximum airflow in the summer. 

What garage conversion services do Refresh Renovations provide?

When you work with our Renovations Partners, their entire network of tradespeople, including garage conversion specialists, are behind the scenes and ready to help. No matter what project you have in mind, count on them to make it happen.

Our garage conversion services include:

  • Creating self-contained units/flats
  • Home extensions and additions
  • Creating extra living space
  • Maximise your garage space
  • Converting your garage into a bedroom
  • Converting your garage into a granny flat
  • Converting your garage into an office
  • Producing garage conversion floor plans
  • Bespoke garage conversion design 
  • End-to-end project management

How much will my garage conversion cost?

There are many factors to consider when determining the cost of your garage conversion, from the scope of work required to the materials you choose. For a general idea, basic garage renovations can start at $3,000*, whereas extensive garage conversions will be upwards of $15,000*.
*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Partner.

What are the important considerations when renovating a garage in Queenstown?

If you intend to convert your garage into a residential flat, stipulations vary depending on what residential zone you’re in, from low to medium to high-density. Sounds complicated? There’s no need to worry. We’re here to help. Our Renovation Partners can advise you on the specific requirements of your unique project.  

Will Refresh take care of any required council consent? 

Yes, we take care of any council applications required for a garage conversion.
Our comprehensive project management covers all grounds of renovating so that you don’t have to stress about sorting through paperwork. Rather, your local Renovation Partner will work on your behalf, providing a stress-free renovation experience. 

Ready to convert your garage?

To chat with an expert, just get in touch. 
A free one-hour consultation with your local Renovation Partner will allow you to ask any questions you have before getting started.