Garages, garage organization, and modern garage renovations are always intriguing. The idea that there is a space in your orbit that could be repurposed and solve some storage or living issue captures us all. Here we show projects that creatively use garages as storage and living spaces.

At a Young Family’s Woodsy Haven, a Soaring Living Space Anchors the Home
A sidelong nod to the midcentury box gives a Virginia residence with a striking wall of windows its name.
This Renovated Garage is the Ultimate Modern Party Space
A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.
A Norwegian Family Retreat Balances Private and Communal Spaces
Stinessen Arkitektur designs a compound of clustered cabins that provides opportunities for family members to relax together or...
A 1920s Masonry Garage Is Reborn as a Flexible Live/Work Space
Big Space, Little Space by design duo Davidson Rafailidis builds on the structure's past, leaving the interiors raw and...
Space and Storage Needs Guide the Expansion of a Family's Cottage North of San Francisco
Even after a cramped cottage north of San Francisco grew, space and storage remained top of mind.
This Reimagined Florida Home Makes Room For Extended Family
A departure from its historic neighbors, Hyde Park House in Tampa balances family gathering spaces with private nooks for retreat.
A Musty Attic is Transformed Into a Luminous Loft
In Seattle, an architect transforms a cramped space into a flexible family gathering spot.
Before & After: A Rundown Bodega in Chicago Is Reimagined Into a Vibrant Live/Work Space
Moss Design redevelops a deserted corner store into Logan Certified—a furniture and art gallery, showroom, apartment, and office...
The Family Tree
For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.
The Garage That’s as Fun as the Living Room
After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.
Before & After: An Architect Upgrades a Blah Berkeley Bungalow With a Stylish Addition
By adding 450 square feet of space, architect Rudabeh Pakravan was able to completely reimagine her family’s 1926 home in West...
This Group Is Reimagining the Future of Boutique Hotels
Chicago–based Aparium Hotel Group is investing in communities and celebrating local heritage, one vibrantly reimagined building...
A Sonoma Prefab That Celebrates a Family’s Passion for Cooking
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll for the modern cook.
The Artist Using Playful Designs to Reimagine Public Space in the Twin Cities
An artist’s interactive public work fosters unity in Minnesota.
This Modern Dwelling Reimagines the Architecture of Suburbia
In a neighborhood of densely packed homes, this contemporary dwelling makes a bold statement that pushes the boundaries of...
An Enchanting, Reimagined Coach House in London Asks £2M
Near Kew Gardens, a four-bedroom residence designed by TDO Architecture blends heritage and industrial details.
A Small Australian Cottage Becomes an Airy Gathering Hub
When a couple needed more space for their weekly family dinners, local architects transform their tiny abode into an entertaining...
A Family’s Forsaken Stone Farmhouse in Spain Is Delicately Restored
Returning to old stomping grounds, two siblings enlist Acabadomate to revive the 19th-century residence in Catalonia.
Hillside Family Home in Australia
An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of...
Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn
For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.