Absorption of half the garage space.
We have a single garage which is an integral part of the house. But as we need more space internally we are considering absorbing the back 10 feet of the garage and adding it to a small room - this would give us a much more useable 18x10' room.
As a result of the above the garage will obviously be too small for a car as it would be 10v10. However it could still be used for the sort of storage that most folks use garages for (we dont actually use the garage as a garage - have three cars and couldnt park them all anyway. But we could retain the doors so the house wouuld look the same from the street - or we could add nice looking mews type doors. As a note, owing to setback regulations we cannot add another garage.
Any observations? I think this would be better than eliminating the garage altogether.