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.

The garage behind the concrete wall.
A carport enables more outdoor deck space.
The home’s multifunctional layout gives Marica dedicated space for woodworking in her workshop, and Brock for tinkering with antique cars in the garage.
The clean lines of the house’s minimalist façade is accented by standing-seam metal cladding.
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 varied heights of the volumes create interesting interior perspectives.
“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.
The spacious detached garage stows a bevy of kayaks and inner tubes, not to mention the family car.
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.”
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.
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.
At street level, the wooden garage door opens its toothed maw.
Behind the main house is the barn, where Paul builds furniture and works on cars