9 Times Garage Makeovers Became the Most Adorable Homes Ever

9 Times Garage Makeovers Became the Most Adorable Homes Ever

Dabney Frake
Sep 19, 2017
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Garages ooze potential. When real estate sells for a premium — especially in expensive cities — intrepid folks turn to these existing structures for an opportunity to create living space that is ultimately more valuable. By nature these homes are modest in size, but nonetheless pack a stylish and functional 1-2 punch.

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1. Hearth Studio (above) converted a garage into a surprisingly airy apartment Melbourne, Australia. Much of the place was salvaged or sourced second hand, including the windows, doors, benches, lighting, sinks, and even the bathroom.

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2. SHED Architecture and Design turned this garage into a 320 square foot studio apartment in Seattle.

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3. Annette and Gustavo were able to retain the high ceilings and preserve the old wood beams in their 420 square foot garage. It's now a super stylish loft-like guest house in their backyard.
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4. Apartment Therapy featured a 360 square foot space made from a former two car garage in Portland, OR. The owners now rent out the main home, in favor of staying in this smaller space.

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5. Beth Dana designed this California cottage from a two car garage in Santa Barbara.

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6. This 300 square foot former garage is now used as an income-producing apartment in Portland, OR. It rents on AirBnB for $78 a night.

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7. Juan's 400 square foot garage turned modern guest house is a bright, airy, inspirational hideaway, perfect for out of town guests or visiting family. The motorized garage doors are a nod to its past.

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8. Molly Frey's Design Studio was formerly unfinished and rustic. The remodeled space is now sleek and stylish.

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9. This 280 square foot tiny garage was remade into a home for only $32,000.

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10. And then, a bonus garage conversion! Karin Montgomery Spath turned the 344 square foot space above a two-car garage into this simple, clean Scandinavian-style loft apartment. The owners lived there while their larger home was being renovated, and now use it as a guest house.

Re-edited from a post originally published 5.19.15- DF

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