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10 ways to utilise your oak frame room above garage

Here at Oakwrights, one type of building we’re particularly fond of is a room above garage. Our ‘room over’ garage is a two storey oak framed outbuilding that provides you with a new space with endless uses and possibilities, while adding value to your property in the process.
Could you benefit from an addition living area? Perhaps you’d like to give loved ones more independence? Read on for 10 ways to utilise an oak frame outbuilding, such as a room above garage.


1. Use your room above garage for hobbies
If your families hobbies are taking over your home perhaps it’s time to move them out? Having a dedicated zone will free up more space and you’ll probably find that it’s quieter too. Kit out your room above garage for things like band practice or maybe a room dedicated to upcycling furniture. ​Our Portchester design​ will work well with a variety of home-based hobbies.


2. Create a utility or laundry room
Utility rooms can be noisy places, especially when all appliances are in full swing so consider a space to do washing elsewhere and use the ​Home Connect app​ so you know when it’s done.


3. Blissful accommodation for elderly relatives…
A recent study has found​ that more and more we’re looking after relatives later in life and what better way to ensure their wellbeing than to have them living nearby. For some, it work’s well and everyone’s happy to all live under one roof. For other’s, however, it can be quite testing and so ​an annexe is the perfect solution​.


4. …Or simply a functional guest room
For those occasional guests that stay for the weekend, a room above garage is great. This means they can stay and enjoy some good food and drink before retiring back to their oak framed oasis.

A spacious and elegant room above garage

5. Creative studio in a room above garage
If you’re the creative type and you work from home a room above garage will be just the thing. Professionals like architects and designers will benefit from a space that’s well-lit and organised.


6. Home gym and fitness suite
Gone are the days of queuing for weights or missing classes when you’re running late. With a room above garage, you can focus on you, practise yoga or hit the treadmill. This dedicated space to your personal fitness will also avoid having to keep any equipment at home. You can even enjoy slip-resistant flooring and soundproofing measures – ​why not discuss plans​ with our oak frame team?


7. A remote office for busy professionals
Another convenient garage idea is to design a ​self-contained home office​. Conference calls and the sort can all be done here, meaning your home is kept just for home.


8. Kids playroom or teenage snug
These days children have plenty of toys so why not use a room above garage as a playroom? An adjacent kitchen can even be added for Mums coffee mornings and supervising little ones too. Alternatively, teens need somewhere be, a place to unwind and focus on school. An oak framed room over garage will be the ideal place, allowing them some space to thrive.


9. Deluxe home cinema suite
You’ll be the talk of the neighbours with ​The Winchester​ garage, the highest of any in the Oakwrights collection. Use as a cinema suite for a night at the movies that still has the comfort of home.


10. A room above garage for a multi-purpose space
If you can’t decide on a singular use for your room above garage, at Oakwrights, we can design something more custom to meet all of your needs and more.


If you’re feeling inspired and would like to discuss your garage ideas, ​please get in touch with our team​ or simply ​head to our site to request a brochure​. Thank you for reading.