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A garage might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of adding value to your house, but perhaps it should be. According to the Independent newspaper, a garage can increase the price of your home by around 10 per cent. It is hardly surprising in the days of resident permits and tighter parking restrictions that a garage or parking space is one of the top requests of prospective house buyers in the UK.
While many use them as a secure place to store their car, others use their garage as a workshop. Recently, people have even started converting their garages into house extensions, renovating them into additional guest rooms or even kitchens. Converting a garage is much cheaper than building an extension from scratch. Ideal Home magazine reports it can result in a value increase of 14 per cent.
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