Dwell's Favorite 11 Garage Design Photos And Ideas

The modern garage can be more than a mere storage space or a place to house your car—it can just as likely accomodate family activities or serve as an exterior design element. Whether attached or stand-alone, used as a workshop or converted into a studio, there is no single way to define its use. The inspired examples below are a testament to the range and diversity of the modern garage.

The darker gray garage door offers a chromatic and textural contrast to the concrete shell.
When not in use during winter, the tub is hidden from the home’s view. The entrance has a sheltered overhang for car parking.
2 car garage
Atop the carport is a Hopper table and shade by Extremis.
When Libby May and Eoghan Mahony purchased a 1950s post-and-beam house in Los Angeles’ Santa Monica Canyon, they envisioned someday transforming the garage and adjoining workshop into livable space, with an office for each of them and a family room they could share with their sons, Wes, 14, and Duncan, 10.
The windows themselves come from Lumisystem.
Designed by Jagoda, the door swings open to fit in front of a bookshelf.
The pop of orange as an accent color is picked up in the carport.
The garage behind the concrete wall.
A wood-clad garage sits adjacent to the home.