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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.
Garage - country detached four-car garage idea in Philadelphia

Garage - country detached four-car garage idea in Philadelphia

Mid-sized cottage detached two-car garage workshop photo in Charleston

Mid-sized cottage detached two-car garage workshop photo in Charleston
Awesome garage - webuser_534888236

New beige and teal tones encompass this living and dining space of this family’s home. A metallic ceiling paint was used with the new different lighting fixtures to accent the areas in need. Phillips Hue LED lighting bulbs were used throughout the space including in the ceiling fixtures so that the intensity and mood of the room can simply be controlled by an app on the clients phone. Accent tables were added to the space for guests and residents to place cocktails during a conversation. Mahogany wood tones make the room more transitional. The dining chairs are upholstered with a custom patterned front to add the needed texture to the space. Accent tables were added to the foyer space for use as a temporary placeholder for keys and other pocket items as guests and residents place their shoes on or off.

Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless detached garage remodel in Boston

The finnished look. Photo by Bob Trainor
Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless detached garage remodel in Boston
I could put a window box on the garage - evehope

Example of a mid-sized coastal two-car garage workshop design in New York

Garage converted to a game room
Example of a mid-sized coastal two-car garage workshop design in New York
I don't like the look, but I do like the idea of a casual hangout space with laundry, kitchenette and sitting area - we could open up the door to the backyard and have dirty, sweaty kids go in & out through the side door - meghansf

Mid-sized elegant attached two-car garage photo in Minneapolis

Mid-sized elegant attached two-car garage photo in Minneapolis
2nd level windows over master bed - troywquinn

Example of a classic detached garage design in DC Metro

Robert Nehrebecky AIA, Re:New Architecture
Example of a classic detached garage design in DC Metro
the overhang style, but prefer two separate doors - jessicapadelford

Large transitional attached two-car garage workshop photo in Kansas City

Large transitional attached two-car garage workshop photo in Kansas City
Burgundy garage cabinets...actually don’t look as good as black . Black looks good in high lacquered finish, like a piano, or matte. - jjh_millroad

Inspiration for a beach style one-car garage remodel in Charlotte

Inspiration for a beach style one-car garage remodel in Charlotte
Front door idea? Garage doors color - showe1225

Carport - traditional carport idea in San Francisco

Carport - traditional carport idea in San Francisco
pergola for covered parking driveway - hm1967

Large country detached two-car garage photo in Atlanta

Photo: Tom Jenkins TomJenkinsksFilms.com
Large country detached two-car garage photo in Atlanta
two car "shed style" garage with breezeway - rmiller241

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

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

Example of a large classic detached three-car garage design in Atlanta

Barbara Brown Photography
Example of a large classic detached three-car garage design in Atlanta
Curved header over the doors - michele_smith31

Garage - traditional three-car garage idea in Little Rock

These wood doors are custom made for us and are called, what else "the Celtic Door"
Garage - traditional three-car garage idea in Little Rock
Building style for garage addition - 1radmd

Example of a mid-sized transitional detached two-car garage design in Baltimore

Our clients wanted to create a room that would bring them closer to the outdoors; a room filled with natural lighting; and a venue to spotlight a modern fireplace. Early in the design process, our clients wanted to replace their existing, outdated, and rundown screen porch, but instead decided to build an all-season sun room. The space was intended as a quiet place to read, relax, and enjoy the view. The sunroom addition extends from the existing house and is nestled into its heavily wooded surroundings. The roof of the new structure reaches toward the sky, enabling additional light and views. The floor-to-ceiling magnum double-hung windows with transoms, occupy the rear and side-walls. The original brick, on the fourth wall remains exposed; and provides a perfect complement to the French doors that open to the dining room and create an optimum configuration for cross-ventilation. To continue the design philosophy for this addition place seamlessly merged natural finishes from the interior to the exterior. The Brazilian black slate, on the sunroom floor, extends to the outdoor terrace; and the stained tongue and groove, installed on the ceiling, continues through to the exterior soffit. The room's main attraction is the suspended metal fireplace; an authentic wood-burning heat source. Its shape is a modern orb with a commanding presence. Positioned at the center of the room, toward the rear, the orb adds to the majestic interior-exterior experience. This is the client's third project with place architecture: design. Each endeavor has been a wonderful collaboration to successfully bring this 1960s ranch-house into twenty-first century living.
Garage door when make into game room - kcj5283

Trendy detached garage photo in Seattle

Trendy detached garage photo in Seattle
Not sure if regulations allow such a flat roof. - paul_berkloo

Example of a classic two-car porte cochere design in New York

Example of a classic two-car porte cochere design in New York
Aw. I would also need a roadster and a goldfish. lol - ramirezmdrw

Beautiful stone Wrapped patio. Stone top, wood plank pattern, piers with a stone top and a custom build in fire pit.
Home design - large modern home design idea in DC Metro

Garage - mid-sized contemporary attached two-car garage idea in New York

Most garages have more unused wall space than floor space so it makes sense to make the most of it. The Fast Track® wall mounted storage system from Rubbermaid provides a durable, flexible way to reclaim otherwise wasted space. With versatile hooks, bins and specialty racks, your walls become customized to fit your storage requirements. Margaret Ferrec
"4. You Want to Revamp Your Garage Cleaning out the garage is a huge feat. Don’t let your efforts go to waste by letting the belongings stored there pile up in messy, mildew-prone heaps. A closet designer can examine what you have and recommend the best storage systems to keep your stuff neat, tidy and off the ground, where it’s less likely to become damaged by water and grease. Rylex Custom Cabinetry and Closets provided storage systems for this garage." - lara_bubalomanor

Coastal three-car garage photo in New York

Coastal three-car garage photo in New York
Like the simple look. Would have NO dormers on the Garage Door side. Appropriate Dormers on the Southwest side - prescott_smith

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