26 Garage Detached 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.

23' x 13' Detached Garage
Carstensen painted the body and exterior trim on the garage the same color, in order to "make the house look slightly more modern, without losing character," he said. The color is a discontinued shade, called Evening Canyon, from Behr, that he had mixed at Home Depot.  "I tried so many before landing on this one," he said. "This one ended up being my favorite, because it maintains a nice warm tone all throughout the day. Others would end up either looking too cool (almost navy blue) in direct sunlight, or just look brown."
The new dividing wall was sheathed in sanded pine plywood and includes a door for easy access to the other side of the garage.
Carstensen purchased the vintage Malm fireplace in Los Angeles on a work trip and had it shipped to Portland. He's hoping to install it in time for the fall season. The interior of the porch is outfitted with a mix of furnishings, both vintage and new. The rug, shelf unit, and loveseat are all from the locally-based Schoolhouse Electric, as are the ceiling lights: Factory Light No. 7 in Green.
2 car garage
The darker gray garage door offers a chromatic and textural contrast to the concrete shell.
The pop of orange as an accent color is picked up in the carport.
A wood-clad garage sits adjacent to the home.
A cedar clad garage door.
Color Me Rad

To give the exterior of your home a chic, contemporary veneer without splurging on expensive cladding, use a bold accent color.
Floating grill on detached garage
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SteelMaster cab supply you this colorful addition to your property as a workshop or garage for all types of hobby enthusiasts, including woodworkers, metal shop owners and classic car professionals.
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A prefabricated garage is the perfect storage solution for one car or off-road vehicles.
Detached Garage with shadow block detail
Garage and greenhouse
A Renlita Floataway garage door is shielded by one of the home’s many overhangs.
The site includes a boat shed and a tractor the family uses to pull their boat to and from the ramp.
Landscape designer Jay Griffith recreated the area between the house and the studio.
The Langs use an outbuilding as a rec room of sorts. "We call that the Grace Studio," Lang says. "It's designed so a car can pull in there, but we use it as more of a rec room and work space."
Somewhere over the rainbow
Architect Cary Bernstein transformed a dated garage into a modern playroom for clients in San Francisco.
Just adjacent to the house is Whitlock's small shed which houses many of the tools that he used to build the home.