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.

This stone volume emerges from the topography like an ancestral cave, with its mouth serving as the entrance to the house.
The owners are car collectors, especially of “vintage American Mustangs,” Simpson says, so a nearly 23-foot-wide garage door opening was created at the rear of the building to access a space made for six prized rides.
The garage is set up like an art gallery.
The spacious detached garage stows a bevy of kayaks and inner tubes, not to mention the family car.
Dean has an encyclopedic knowledge of vintage cars.
Hearty stews and fragrant cheeses aren’t the only attractions at Mas de la Pyramide. For 3 euros, visitors can also tour the “agricultural museum,” a massive cavern full of historic tools for sowing and harvesting crops, from scythes to tractors.
Behind the main house is the barn, where Paul builds furniture and works on cars
The varied heights of the volumes create interesting interior perspectives.
“Between the chickens and my visitors,  I don’t stop working,” Lolo Mauron, proprietor
The fleet includes a ruby-red Renault Dauphine and a black Citroën Traction Avant.
A garage full of cupboards can’t contain Orpilla’s toolkit.
In the original design, steel structural elements were meant to support a distinctive fabric roof but the material was not weather-resistant.
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.
“The goal I had was for a new building to be sympathetic to a quirky, soulful little cabin that was not modern in many ways,” Jones says. He mirrored the original home by incorporating the same cement stucco, painted pure white, with Douglas fir soffits. Two Douglas fir trees had to be cut down during construction, and they were repurposed throughout the home—including for this bench.
Manson Barn by SkB Architects
Add an extra Porsche with a custom residential car lift by American Custom Lifts, designers of the first and only American-made single post car lift for storing two vehicles in the parking space of one.
The parcel was practically inaccessible. It was situated 20 feet beyond where the road dead-ended at a curb and lay another 20 feet below street grade. The plot lacked municipal hookups and plummeted down the hill at a 50-percent slope. But the neighboring property had caught Edmonds’s eye: Just beyond the steep pitch was the P-Patch community garden in which she and Hale had been growing salad greens for years. “We’d carry a trowel and bike over from our old apartment,” Edmonds remembers fondly. “It was our escape.”