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A garage that faces the street (especially a large two- or three-car garage) can take up a lot of visual real estate. If your garage doors are in poor shape,...
A garage that faces the street (especially a large two- or three-car garage) can take up a lot of visual real estate. If your garage doors are in poor shape,...
How to Make Your Garage a Storage Powerhouse
Garages often turn into repositories for everything from sports equipment to holiday decorations. But with planning you can turn your garage into a harmonious space with room to actually — wait for it — park the car.
More Living Space: Converting a Garage
In a recent Ideabook we addressed the need for some of us to accommodate our "boomerang" children and aging parents. In that piece we addressed converting...
A Historic Garage Expands for Storage and Parties
Like a lot of major renovation projects, Mark and Becky Uranga’s began with the desire to fix just one small thing. They wanted to install electric garage doors in their historic Boise, Idaho, garage, which had carriage-style doors they...
Design Workshop: The Many Ways to Conceal a Garage
Cars are among the largest physical objects we own, which helps us rationalize the generous square footage we allocate to them on our property and in our homes. Because of their size, they’re not an easy aesthetic problem to solve. Architects and designers...
Tale of 2 Car Shelters: Craftsman Garage and Contemporary Carport
Located in the same region and designed by the same architect, these two car shelters are drastically different but follow many of the same principles. Carefully considering the significant styles of both homes and their sites, Design Northwest Architects
Houzz Call: How Do You Put Your Garage to Work for Your Home?
The garage is one of those vital supporting acts in a home. Its basic and original function is to protect your vehicle or vehicles from the weather. But the rise of attached garages in the mid-1950s meant that with a shorter, often protected,...
Room of the Day: A Former Garage Hits a High Note
“This homeowner is a guy who really knows how to live,” says general contractor Chris Myers of Pinneo Construction. A rare find in the tony and densely populated Princeton, New Jersey, area, his client’s comfortable, rustic home sits on 17 peaceful...
Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage
Surprisingly, common garage dimensions have remained roughly the same since the Ford Model T began the obsession with the automobile about a hundred years ago. The T’s 134-inch length, a little more than 11 feet, is considerably shorter than the average...
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Garage
If you are ready to transform your garage from dumping ground to a useful, well-organized space, this plan is for you. It breaks down a monster of a task into manageable steps, so...
My Houzz: Domesticating a Rugged Amsterdam Garage
Amsterdam designer James van der Velden has a knack for giving something a second life. In 2012 he bought an old auto repair shop that was being used as a storeroom and transformed it into a striking residential space. Van der Velden...
6 Great Garage Conversions Dreamed Up by Houzzers
Most of us could use a little extra space — for an office, for entertaining or just for relaxing — but few of us have the budget or room to add on to our existing homes. But there may be a blank slate nearby, just waiting to be reinvented: the...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Garage Conversion
After you clear out the '80s snow gear, the bicycles with training wheels and the deflated soccer balls, odds are that your garage has some serious potential. These open spaces can become blank slates, without the details, materials or built-ins that...
8 Clutter-Busting Garage Storage Solutions
Our garages play a very important role in our everyday living. Of course, they protect our vehicles from the elements. But more often than not, they also become dumping grounds for tools, cleaning products and seasonal gear. These tips can help you make...
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