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Garage Ideas

Families keep growing and items continue to accumulate, but square footage just doesn’t budge — this is why garages can be a storage savior. As you embark on your garage remodel or makeover, remember to focus on functionality above all else; this is an utilitarian space created to store things — cars, tools, lawn mowers, seasonal decorations — so you want to make sure your garage design is reflective of this.

Research different garage ideas, including various layouts and organization solutions, so that you address all of your storage needs. If you don’t need a repository for your accumulations and instead require more living space, check out garage conversion ideas and consider transforming this area into a hobby room, gym or extra bedroom.

How do I organize my garage?


This is a space that can easily get overwhelmed by clutter, so plan for a functional garage makeover that has a layout optimized for heavy storage. When browsing garage ideas, think simplicity — one of the easiest ways to keep this area neat is by putting in shelving units and built-ins that allow you to carefully arrange your items so they're easy to find and put away. To achieve ultimate organization in your garage remodel, add cabinets along the walls, a built-in workbench for ample counter space and wall hooks for hanging brooms, shovels and other tools. Stash pricier pieces in a locked box, and use wall-mounted racks to keep bikes out of the way. When it comes to garage designs, think about your ceiling too; many manufacturers make overhead ceiling racks for seasonal and infrequently used items.

What other garage designs can I implement?


A dream garage doesn’t have to be a storehouse — there are plenty more garage design ideas to choose from. If you need more living space versus storage, you can always opt for a garage conversion and create an extra room. Garages are versatile spaces and with some smart paint selections and decor choices, it can easily become a home office, guest bedroom, playroom, home gym, music room or sewing space. If you're considering completely renovating your garage design and making it into a fully developed and habitable area, make sure you comply with local ordinances and incorporate enough ventilation, light and insulation for seasonal temperature changes. Don’t feel limited by what others have already done — come up with your own unique garage ideas to create a space that’s all your own.
Large country attached three-car garage workshop photo in Atlanta

Amazing front porch of a modern farmhouse built by Steve Powell Homes (www.stevepowellhomes.com). Photo Credit: David Cannon Photography (www.davidcannonphotography.com)
These garage doors. And yes Nate, you can do it without glass. It will be - hollywilly

Large elegant attached one-car porte cochere photo in New York

Large elegant attached one-car porte cochere photo in New York
Connection from house to carport/covered area. Stone and wood - bjdietz

Example of a large classic u-shaped travertine floor and brown floor kitchen design in Other with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, dark wood cabinets, granite countertops, gray backsplash, stone tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island

Garage - farmhouse four-car garage idea in Milwaukee

Photo Credit - David Bader
Garage - farmhouse four-car garage idea in Milwaukee
I would love to have a truck like the red one. - webuser_308631444

Inspiration for a mid-sized beach style two-car garage remodel in Miami

Inspiration for a mid-sized beach style two-car garage remodel in Miami
Apparently, opaque garage doors let some light in, so that's good. - naveenddh1

Large country detached two-car garage photo in Atlanta

Photo: Tom Jenkins TomJenkinsksFilms.com
Large country detached two-car garage photo in Atlanta
I like the shed roof on 2nd garage if we go with a detached (or semi-detached) look. - walkerharris

Example of a classic three-car garage design in Other

Our Princeton design build team designed and rebuilt this three car garage to suit the traditional style of the home. A living space was also include above the garage.
Best idea we discussed for exterior of in-law. - kmlacroix0710

Garage workshop - farmhouse detached two-car garage workshop idea in New York

The conversion of this iconic American barn into a Writer’s Studio was conceived of as a tranquil retreat with natural light and lush views to stimulate inspiration for both husband and wife. Originally used as a garage with two horse stalls, the existing stick framed structure provided a loft with ideal space and orientation for a secluded studio. Signature barn features were maintained and enhanced such as horizontal siding, trim, large barn doors, cupola, roof overhangs, and framing. New features added to compliment the contextual significance and sustainability aspect of the project were reclaimed lumber from a razed barn used as flooring, driftwood retrieved from the shores of the Hudson River used for trim, and distressing / wearing new wood finishes creating an aged look. Along with the efforts for maintaining the historic character of the barn, modern elements were also incorporated into the design to provide a more current ensemble based on its new use. Elements such a light fixtures, window configurations, plumbing fixtures and appliances were all modernized to appropriately represent the present way of life.
the glass windows on top plus the wooden doors! - katie_toth16

Garage workshop - mid-sized transitional garage workshop idea in San Francisco

A shop fit for a craftsman, this workbench incorporates functional storage with useful features to provide an ideal place to build. Classic White finish offers a neutral backdrop. • Classic White slab door and drawer fronts offer a seamless look. • Slat wall with accessories provides storage for tools. • Vertical shelving dividers ensure organization. • Adjustable shelving provides flexibility for changing needs. • Integrated workstation creates a designated space for projects. • Cabinetry and drawers provide concealed storage.
Nice garage storage on the back wall!!!! I like the cupboards and the counter space, along with the open shelving. But I don’t need the woodworking bench in front of it. - tmc_esq

Inspiration for a mid-sized craftsman attached three-car garage remodel in Boise

Inspiration for a mid-sized craftsman attached three-car garage remodel in Boise
Like this color combo of the blue with wood and white trim. Black window casings - betsy9348

Inspiration for a large contemporary garage workshop remodel in Cincinnati

Organized Living freedomRail Garage designed by The Amandas. This adjustable garage storage system changes without any tools to fit any changing need. Plus, it's incredibly strong - holds up to 150 pounds every 40". Easy to install. Learn more http://organizedliving.com/home/products/freedomrail-garage
Nice garage organization and work space - 4nwlife

Large trendy garage photo in Charleston

Photography by Rebecca Lehde
Large trendy garage photo in Charleston
Window over workbench and floor - jbleland402

Inspiration for a farmhouse attached two-car garage remodel in New York

Inspiration for a farmhouse attached two-car garage remodel in New York
Whouda thunk plywood and concrete could look so cool! - poniesandpups

Example of a country attached two-car garage design in New Orleans

www.farmerpaynearchitects.com
Example of a country attached two-car garage design in New Orleans
large dormer on top, connection to house - frankouts

Garage - mid-sized farmhouse attached two-car garage idea in Nashville

Garage - mid-sized farmhouse attached two-car garage idea in Nashville
BnB below, siding, white farmhouse, black windows - nathandshippee

Mid-sized arts and crafts attached two-car garage photo in Cincinnati

Mid-sized arts and crafts attached two-car garage photo in Cincinnati
Shaker style - bold and not fussy - sleepy_hollow

Country two-car garage photo in Atlanta

Photography by Tom Jenkins TomJenkinsFilms.com
Country two-car garage photo in Atlanta
Like the side door with overhang towards middle of yard - staceyfiske

Inspiration for an industrial detached two-car garage remodel in Dallas

The carport is a painted steel frame with a galvalume skin. Side panels allow the breeze to flow through.
Inspiration for an industrial detached two-car garage remodel in Dallas
Properly positioned, would be great carport and energy gathering structure. - webuser_117811439

Inspiration for a large transitional attached two-car garage remodel in Philadelphia

Inspiration for a large transitional attached two-car garage remodel in Philadelphia
Stone siding again. Garage door? Yours would be a single door so half of that one - jeanevra_calhoun

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