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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 garage. These six Houzzer garage conversions have...
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 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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
8 Tips for a Supremely Organized Winter Garage
Mountains of snow on the horizon mean that shovels, snow blowers, skis and more are about to come out of the woodwork. Prepare appropriately for the daily use of winter equipment and gear by getting your garage in tip-top shape now. An organized garage...
A Car Lover's Man Cave Kicks Into High-Luxury Gear
Subterranean parking next to a wine cellar, plus a car elevator and a vanishing TV in the bathroom mirror — is there anything this man cave in Connecticut is missing? A remote-controlled toilet, perhaps? No, it has that too. Rick Krug and...
Behind a Garage Door, a Family Fun Room
Sacramento designer Kerrie Kelly transformed this once-overstuffed garage into a trendy lounge suited for a young family. After clearing out the clutter, the space got a paint job and some colorful furniture. The result is a chic living room that proves...
Junk-Storing Garage Becomes a Cabana Getaway
While this family of four enjoyed the cozy, cottage-like feeling of their house, they knew they needed more space. "Our kids share a room, which gets pretty tight," says one of the owners. "We wanted some extra room for visitors and for when the kids...
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