Dad's Domain: The Garage
Houzz Contributor. Hi There! I currently live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected."
I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
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I suppose that title is sexist, but thinking about fathers and their favorite things yesterday, I concluded that the garage ranks high on the list. I remember when we were moving and looking at houses my dad kept saying "but where will I put my shop?!" whenever a garage was on the small side. My mother finally said "Danny, all you ever do in your shop is hang tools on the wall an open paint cans." It was so true that he could not stop laughing, but the point is, he didn't really feel right having a house without this requisite manly domain.
A garage can be a real marriage saver as well. Give a guy a room over the garage to hang his Three Stooges poster, to install the inflatable Corona plane from the Package Store owner and to store all of the Tony Little Gazelle and ab-blaster contraptions. Add a flat screen, internet access and a fridge full of beer and you may never have another spat. Also, you may never see him again.
Here are some of dreamy garages, with plenty of room for shops where nothing will ever be planned, built or fixed, where oil will never be changed, and where stogies can be smoked without anyone ever sniffing them out. Cheers to the Dads!