Accessory dwelling units are a great addition to any home whether you are living in a single-family home or a multi-family home. Not only do they add value to your house but you can also use them to incorporate additional functionalities and features to your humble abode. If all of this has piqued your interest, here are some of the best ADU garage conversion ideas for this year.
A Dedicated Home Office
2020’s coronavirus taught us a lot of things. The pandemic had the majority of organizations and establishments across the globe either closing down completely or opting for WFH (work from home) culture to keep their operations running. This has led many workers and employees to consider this option permanently not to mention that remote working opportunities have become increasingly attractive. If that is the case for you as well then having your garage converted into an ADU so as to serve as a dedicated home office would be a great way to utilize this additional living space.
An Art Studio for Your Creative Side
Every single one of us is gifted at something or the other. There are those among us that simply cannot hide their talents and their flairs and faculties are simply unstoppable. This is where you can use your garage and convert it into an art studio. Art comes in a variety of forms such as paintings, music, sculpting, and the list goes on. So no matter what you are into and what makes you passionate you can use the art studio as your starting place to chase after your dreams. People normally don’t get to have such a luxury so use this opportunity well and make the most out of it.
A Guest Room for Staying Visitors
Once in a blue moon, you might receive a request from one of your guests who simply is looking for a place to stay the night or that you want them to stay over. Regardless of whatever the case may be families might find it uncomfortable if visitors stay over the night. This is where your ADU can serve as a guest room specifically built to cater to such situations. Now everyone gets to have their complete privacy without bothering themselves to adjust or share their rooms.
A Nursery for Your Toddlers
The little ones always make the most mess. They require caretaking along with some space where they can just go all out. A nursery can work well in your favour as it will allow you to have peace of mind. Knowing that your young ones are safe and in one place will help you keep a cool head throughout the day. Plus you also get the benefit of letting them be as noisy as possible without bothering you or the rest of the family. Nevertheless, you can pretty much decorate the nursery accordingly with bright and vibrant colours, put up some nice wall hangings of Disney characters, and whatnot.
A Study Area for School-Going Kids
Just like a home office can work for you similarly you can have your garage converted into an ADU that is for devoted and hard-working school-going kids. There they can sit for hours with comfortable and cosy seating as well as study without any unnecessary disturbances. Plus as parents, you can also keep an eye on them. I know school learning and studies can be quite tiresome and not everyone is enthusiastic to follow up on their homework and assignments but a study area can change all that as it provides them with the right environment and vibes to get their cogs working and get their thoughts brewing.
A Utility Room
This one is quite a broad concept and for starters, you can pretty much use your ADU for any purpose or function. It can act as a storage room, a place where you keep your wine collection, or in fact, pretty much make it into a bar itself. On the other hand, you can use the ADU as an extension of your family’s home such as a dining room that connects with the kitchen itself or a drawing room that provides greater seating capacity.