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Garages 32 Stories

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, clash with the style of your home or are just uninspired, replacing them can greatly increase your home’s curb appeal. Here are the need-to-know...
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...
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...
More Room, Please: 5 Spectacularly Converted Garages
I suppose some people actually park in their garages. We have been in our house for 15 years and have never once used it for its intended purpose. Which is why I dream of converting it into a family room one day soon. The best thing about converting...
Dream Spaces: Trash Becomes Treasure in a Massive Seattle Garage
A love of restoring junk to its former glory led a professional Porsche driver to build this incredible garage. The 3,981-square-foot space is dedicated solely to his collections; everything in here was trashed at some point but now shines after careful...
Readers' Choice: The 10 Most Popular Garages and Sheds of 2012
Garages and sheds on Houzz came with plenty of surprises this year. While Houzz users added plenty of photos showcasing organizational concepts to their ideabooks, they also loved seeing creative transformations of this often-underused space. A backyard...
Houzz Tour: From Detached Garage to First Solo Studio
Each time Debbie Gliksman's daughter, Lianna, returned home from college, Gliksman's two younger boys at home would have to bunk together to free up a room. She knew the family needed an...
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