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.

On Vashon Island, about 20 miles southwest of Seattle, architect Seth Grizzle designed a 440-square-foot multiuse structure for his clients Bill and Ruth True.
McMinn, an architect, helps Soren construct a TinkerToy tower. The cowhide rug is from Perfect Leather Goods, and the Wassily Chair is by Marcel Breuer for Knoll.
At street level, the wooden garage door opens its toothed maw.
Simon and Eva Luna play in front of a wall covered in Daks wallpaper from Walnut.
Both of the children have access to the playspace, which has cork flooring. "Rian and Melissa thought, "How do we want to live our lives? How can the shape of the house create the backdrop for how we live and interact, and how our kids will grow up?" says Feldman. "They were really proactive and I think that's how we created this really special place."
Outside looking in: a look at the door's mechanism.
A shot at dusk shows off the garage door’s perfect mix of in and out for entertaining purposes.
A patterned giraffe wall decal sticks itself onto the deeply saturated blue hued wall in this modern playroom in Portland, Oregon. Photo by: John Clark. (Pin).
Standing-seam copper siding accentuates sections of the structure that provide shear support for the steel moment frame.
A playroom kitted out with a table and chairs from is situated between the kids' rooms in what was formerly an underutilized passageway.
The Trues host parties in the glass-walled structure, located steps from their vacation home, or they escape to it to catch some rays and read a book. Bill reclines on cushions hidden under the reclaimed-fir floorboards that are propped up with Sugatsune hinges.
Pricier materials, like the locally sourced cedar used for the garage doors, are applied judiciously.
In the playroom, a velvet Desiron sofa is set off by Down Pipe paint from Farrow & Ball.
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This two-level home has a bright and airy interior and features a tuck-under garage, a central living room with a two-story fireplace, a guest suite, and a mudroom.
The front entrance is located next to the garage.
The bedroom is located on a mezzanine just below the roof of the church. The minimal decor and simple arrangement of the room reflect the client’s modest tastes. The small pewter spotlights and pendant by Holloways of London connect to an exposed galvanized conduit that is set against the brick above the bed.
The garage behind the concrete wall.
Upstairs is a sleeping loft, accessible by a spiral staircase. A digital projector makes it possible for the couple to watch movies against the opposite wall.
A Renlita Floataway garage door is shielded by one of the home’s many overhangs.