Am wondering if someone can point me in the right direction or advise.
I have a semi detached house with the garage attached to the side of the property and at the back of the garage have some steps and link into the Kitchen. I would like to convert the garage into a room so i can use it as a large living room, with a utility/storage room. I have no idea on how much this would cost and how to proceed.
1. Will i need planning permission for this?
2. Who can i contact to advise on costs and design? Would an architect do this or can i go straight to a builder and ask. Would they not need design to give approx costs?
I don't want to be spending money on an architect i.e. xxx amount on a design if the actual cost of doing this work is more than i can afford. Anyone been through getting their garage converted any ideas on cost/budget or advice would be much appreciated.
Apologies for my lack of knowledge on this topic but its my first home and would like to get it renovated before i can move in providing i can afford to get this work carried out.