Dave and Jean Phillips have added a fourth bedroom to their home in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, by converting the integral single garage.

They had previously explored other ways to add the additional bedroom accommodation they needed for when their grandchildren came to stay, including an extension and loft conversion, but at a cost of around £4,700, a garage conversion proved the cheapest option by far.

The work on the project, which was designed and undertaken by More Space Garage Conversions (01733 286545, morespacegarageconversions.co.uk), took only four days to complete.

The couple were surprised by how much space the conversion has added and are delighted that the project has added an extra £15,000-£20,000 to the value of their home.