There are numerous ways in which a garage conversion can turn out to be just what your home needed to increase its functionality and to become the perfect retreat. In case you haven’t thought about this yet, the garage is a pretty spacious room and it can become anything you want.
Old Merchant Builder garage.
For example, this space used to be a garage until a makeover turned it into a studio apartment. Obviously, there wasn’t much floor space so everything had to be planned just right. The bed sits on a platform, the tub is part of the social area and the bathroom is not even fully separated from the rest of the space. Still, it’s a cozy place. There’s even a lovely kitchen with open shelves and large windows and sliding glass doors that let the beautiful views inside.
Many of the elements used in the studio are repurposed or salvaged. For example, it’s the case of the kitchen sink or the rustic cabinet pulls underneath. Some of the original features were preserved, for example the concrete floor which is reminiscent of the original function of this space.
The clawfoot tub was also a salvaged item. It is now a focal point for the bathroom. The large round mirror brightens the whole studio.
The bed sits on a raised platform made of salvaged wood. The windows were repositions so they offer views of the trees while maintaining a pleasant level of privacy.
Garage conversion by Michelle de la Vega.
When you think about it, a garage looks a little bit like a house, although smaller than you’d want it to be. That would make the garage a mini house if it were to be given a makeover. This one is the perfect example. Now that it became a cute little house, it has everything it needs, including a small kitchen, a loft bed, storage, a tub and even a fireplace.
Although the space only measures 250 square feet, thanks to the clever interior design and space-saving solutions, the interior is airy and really welcoming. The sleeping area is suspended above the entrance, making room for the kitchen underneath.
The small appliances and simple furniture keep the space airy and uncluttered. It also helps that there are a few windows, even though small.
Tiny cottage garage
This garage went through a similar transformation when it became a tiny cottage. The interior is now divided into a kitchen, a living space and a bedroom. The ceiling was insulated and covered with wood panels and the floor was covered with two sheets of gray linoleum. There’s plenty of storage inside the custom cabinetry and on the open shelves and, although small, the areas are really nicely delimitated.
This was a small budget project but this didn’t stop its owners from making the most of what they had. They wanted the cottage to be a fully functioning living space with a kitchen, a bedroom and a full bath and that’s exactly what they got.
The transformation was completed in three months. Because privacy was important to the owners, they decided to add a system of fences which also allowed the cottage to have its own little patio.
The unused roof space of a two-car garage.
As it turns out, remodeling a garage and turning it into a studio apartment can be a really great move. Once the transformation was complete, the owners of this garage lived in it while their house was being renovated and then they used the space as a guest quarters. As you can see, the transformation is impressive. The garage is now a modern and stylish studio with chic and simple furniture and an overall very functional and space-efficient design.
The two-car garage was originally built in the 1970s and had a peaked roof which was kept as such. It’s actually a really nice feature. The studio also has two windows and two skylights so there’s plenty of light coming in. moreover, white is the primary color used throughout.
Garage loft Amsterdam.
After being rebuilt and furnished, this garage became a loft home and not even a tiny one. It has two separate bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, a workspace, a dining area with kitchen and a living room and they’re all quite spacious. What also really interesting about this project is that the loft has a strong industrial vibe.
The living area has a gallery wall decorated with framed artwork and all sorts of other interesting things. The leather couch has a really great worn finish.
The dining space has a large table with different types of chairs arranged around it. Though these details may not stand out at first, they become more charming as you look closer and start to distinguish them.
Another very interesting feature is that large vintage map that was displayed on the black bedroom wall. This space also has a metal locker repurposed as a closet.