Garage Conversions in Timaru and Ashburton

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Home, it’s where the heart is, but it’s also where the clutter piles up. And for many of us, the natural place to put it is in the garage. If you’re in need of more space, a spring clean could help you convert your garage into a more functional space, be it a TV room, kids’ games room, home office, yoga studio, or man cave.

To find out how to convert your garage into a space that’s more user friendly, get in touch with your local Refresh Renovation Consultant in Timaru and Ashburton for a free, no-obligation, consultation.

Why choose Refresh Renovations?

At Refresh, we decided there’s no need for home renovations to be stressful, over budget, and unsuccessful. In fact, we decided they should be the total opposite. An experience that’s enjoyable, stress-free, and rewarding. And our five step process sets out to do exactly that.

The first step is a free, no obligation, consultation with your local Renovation Consultant. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your renovation ideas and goals. They’ll share their knowledge and expertise, outline a timeframe, and advise you on the key things you need to consider, such as services required and budget.

If you’re happy to proceed, they’ll go ahead and prepare concept plans, a working project timeline, and a fixed quote accurate to your project. Once you’ve signed it all, construction will begin, but not a moment before.

During the construction phase, your local Renovation Consultant will remain your single point of contact, liaising with any trades required for the job, scheduling them to be on site, and keeping you informed along the way. If you need council consent for your project they’ll sort that too. It’s all part of our commitment to change the way the world renovates and deliver you a stress-free and enjoyable project, from concept to completion.

Ready to have a complimentary consultation? Get in touch with us here.

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What garage conversion ideas are popular in Timaru and Ashburton?

One of the most popular garage conversion ideas among homeowners in Timaru and Ashburton is converting your garage into a granny flat. Creating extra space for friends and family to stay, and a means to secure extra income in your home, has meant garage transformations that result in a self-contained space are extremely desirable, not just to homeowners but to buyers as well.

If you’re considering converting your garage into a self-contained flat, whether it’s to list on Airbnb or to rent out full time, you can expect council consent to be needed. Your local Timaru and Ashburton Renovation Consultant will help with that. They’ll also be able to advise you on how best to achieve a successful garage conversion outcome. This might include the essentials, such as a kitchenette, shower over a bath, neutral colour palette throughout, and ways to make a small space seem much bigger.

To find out how to convert your garage, get in touch with your local Renovation Consultant today.

Discover some of our recent garage conversion projects here.

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What can I convert my garage into?

If you’ve been looking at your garage and only seeing a place that’s accumulating storage, look again. A garage is a sizeable area of your home that has great potential. Not only can you convert your garage into a granny flat, you can also undergo a garage conversion with a loft, creating more space for teens to hang out.

If it’s extra living space you’re after, consider converting your garage into a games room, rumpus room, kids’ TV lounge, or home office. Or, if the cold winter Timaru and Ashburton mornings have you staying in bed rather than going to the gym, why not convert your garage into an exercise space. For many homeowners, it’s the ideal room in the house to have as a home gym or yoga studio. 

Read this article to get the low down on garage conversions in New Zealand.

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From Cold Garage to Cosy Home Office in Jack’s Point, Queenstown

What garage conversion services do Refresh Renovations provide?

To convert your garage into space that’s user-friendly, there can be a few moving parts to organise. That’s where your local Renovation Consultant can help. They work with a network of trusted trades professionals in Timaru and Ashburton, so whatever trade or skill is required to convert your garage, they know the right person for the job!

Our garage conversion services include:

  • Garage conversion designs
  • Single and double garage conversions
  • Converting a garage into a living space
  • Garage-to-bedroom conversions
  • Garage-to-office conversions
  • Garage door conversions
  • Demolition
  • Construction
  • Installations
  • Painting and decorating
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Garage Conversion Creates Modern Two-Bed Unit in Palmerston North

How much does a garage conversion cost in Timaru and Ashburton?

While we’d like to be able to tell you what the average cost of a garage conversion is, the truth is we know every project is different, so a different cost is needed every time. That’s why our local Renovation Consultants in Timaru and Ashburton will give you a fixed quote accurate to your project. This ensures you’re comfortable in the knowledge of what your garage conversion will cost and that there are no hidden surprises or budget blowouts along the way.

Down in Queenstown, one homeowner turned their cold garage into a cosy home office at Jack’s Point. In just two weeks, and at a cost of $16,000, this space became a thoughtfully curated home office complete with custom joinery.

Another Queenstown garage got a new lease of life as a two-bedroom sleepout with space for up to six people. After seven and a half months and at a cost of $152,000, the garage has been transformed with an entry deck that basks in sunlight and a kitchen window that provides amazing views of the Shotover Gorge. These homeowners now have a space for friends and family to stay, as well as a secondary income stream. 

*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Consultant. 

Read our latest cost estimate article on: How much does a garage conversion cost in New Zealand?

Do you need consent for a garage conversion?

Not every garage conversion will require council consent, but your local Renovation Consultant can advise if your one does. If you’re looking to install services such as water and electricity, it’s likely that your project will need the required paperwork, but that’s exactly what your Renovation Consultant will take care of. 

Ready to convert your garage?

Wondering how to convert your garage into a space that’s more user-friendly? We’d love to help. Get in touch with your local Renovation Consultant in Timaru and Ashburton for a free, no-obligation consultation, to discuss your garage conversion ideas.