"We sold our big house with a bonus room 15 years ago so that we could afford to start over and do what we love for a living," says designer Christina Britt Lewis of The Redesign Company. "This is a choice we never regret, but we make big boys and they have big friends. When they needed more space, we redesigned our garage. We used what we already had—a ping pong table we bartered for, the twin beds our teenage boys had outgrown for seating—and saved by considering it a three-season space and not installing heat or air conditioning. We hung trail maps of mountains we have conquered and set lists from concerts we loved in cheap frames for 'art' that brings back fun family memories."
Striped walls lend a chic vibe to this living room, which was converted from a garage. A pair of floral chairs provide pattern and a nice contrast to the neutral low-profile sofa. An area rug defines the sitting area, while windows in the garage door allow plenty of natural light to flow through the room.
In sunny Florida, there’s often no need to keep the car inside the garage—which leaves this space open for creative conversion. Here, the team at B + G Design transformed a Miami garage into a luxurious home theater, complete with upholstered seating, dramatic lighting and colorful artwork to brighten the space when there’s nothing on screen.
A large, comfy sitting area makes up the bulk of this garage's conversion to swanky living space. The living room features a sitting area defined by a cream area rug and seating, while bar stools at a nearby counter provide additional seating and a place to sit and eat.
Designers looked for ways to add playful, industrial details to this converted garage, so they added metalwork details wherever they could, such as the pendant lights and the barstools, which also add a splash of color.
New life and purpose are given to a garage after it was converted into a contemporary living room. A low-profile sofa and floral chair provide seating near a sleek gas fireplace, while bright accessories provide a pop of color in the neutral space.
Once a milking parlor, this building on the edge of the property has since been converted into a spacious garage. A pitched roof and rustic wood beams give the structure a hint of country style, so that it still speaks to its surroundings, while two broad doors open to reveal the owners' classic car collection.
This converted 1920s garage doubles as apartment space for visiting guests as well as a workspace for the owner. Much of the space, including door hardware and the concrete flooring, were left as-is, but the termite-damaged door frames had to be replaced.
The garage was converted into a spacious home office complete with two glass French doors, a skylight and the garage door hidden behind a storage cabinet in case the homeowners ever needed to convert the space back into a garage, as seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, Too.