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12th September 2017 / posted by Dave Black

Ideas for your Room Above Garage Space



If you have made the decision to incorporate a garage into your property, consider the possibility of using this opportunity to create a ‘room over’ garage, designed by Oakwrights to meet your needs. When it comes to an oak framed garage with room above, the possibilities truly are endless. Here are just 5 of our favourite ideas to make the most of your garage:


Extra Accommodation

If you have more regular visitors, or close family who stay for longer periods of time, a garage with extra living space above can give your guests the optimum comfort in providing them a relaxing and inviting place of their own whilst still existing within the property itself. If extra living space is what you have in mind, we recommend the Oakwrights Winchester ‘room above’ garage design, which is perfect for extra space that requires a taller room. The traditional oak framed garage, featuring a beautiful external oak staircase and large handmade windows, is perfect for furnishing and making homely; you certainly won’t feel your new living space is situated above a garage!


a room above garage for accommodation by country buildings


Home Gym

Create your own private work out space from the comfort of your own home- but without allowing it to invade the home itself. Avoid cluttering the house with gym equipment, and design your very own gymnasium in a ‘room over’ garage. Our Gloucester room above garage is the perfect design to suit a gymnasium above garage space, easily fitted out and with the potential to add roof lights or dormer windows to give a light and spacious feel.


an oak garage with room above can provide many uses

Outside Music Room or Hobby Area

Rather than designating an existing room inside your home for your hobby, why not allow yourself a place tailored entirely for it? Whatever your hobby, be it playing an instrument, painting, or even model trains, Oakwrights can craft a room above your garage that caters to these requirements (even the acoustics). For a space that fits your needs entirely, why not design a bespoke Oakwrights garage that ensures perfection.


living space within an oak framed room above garage


Outside Office space

Using your room over garage to create a calm and separated space detached from the main house means that you can have a comfortable and custom built work space at home, without quite feeling that you’re bringing the office into the home. The Little Gloucester, a smaller version of the Gloucester room over oak garage, is the ideal design for a spacious yet secluded office space. This design too features an external green oak staircase, as well as pressure treated softwood components.


create office space in your room over garage

Games room

In contrast to the tranquillity of the office space, consider utilizing your room above garage space to design a game and play room. Perfect to give the kids a place to play without disturbing the main living space - suitable for adults too! Our Portchester Oak Framed Garage- the most recent addition to the Country Buildings portfolio of timber garages - offers the perfect design for such utilization, with a more discreet finish that doesn’t compromise on space.


a garage can provide more than just vehicle storage, an office, extra living space or gym


Our oak garages are available in any number of bays, using the finest quality timber and craftsmanship as well as competitive pricing and outstanding service. When it comes to garages with a room over, Oakwrights offer unparalleled quality and results. Find out more about our room over garage range and the garage kits that we provide.

the advantages of a room over garage


Our most recent show excursion took us and our classic Gloucester room over garage structure to Goodwood Revival to showcase our unique oak framed garage design. Our ‘room above’, decked out in vintage furnishings to adhere to the 1940s theme of the show, proved to be a popular attraction to punters and was definitely a success.






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