Garage Remodel Ideas

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Garage Remodel Ideas

11 Inspiring Garage Remodeling IdeasWant to add on without adding on? Converting your garage to living space may be the answer with these garage remodel ideas. And see how folks are reinventing living rooms, too.Where do some of the country’s best micro breweries get their start? Usually as home brews in a converted garage (the federal government allows up to 200 gallons of home brew in households with two or more people). This little brewery features pub comforts with a bar, TV, and even a stained concrete floor. To guard against unwanted temperature changes, you’ll want to insulate your garage door.Image: Brian Evans Photography

Garage Remodel Ideas

In addition to remodeling your current garage space, you could also consider an addition above the garage. Raising the roof and adding a room for work space above your existing garage can give you additional space, not to mention increase the value of a home, all without changing the floor plan or interrupting your family flow during construction. Need to find a pro for your garage remodel?Find Pros

Garage Remodel Ideas

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One of the easiest ways to add more room to your home is to better utilize the space you already have. Garage remodeling can be a cost-effective way to greatly expand your home’s living space, especially if you already park in the driveway. While many people end up storing nearly everything messily in their garage, a garage remodel can also help and/or encourage a little reorganization, while giving your home better, more usable space.

Garage Remodel Ideas

BEFORE This is a back alley garage in the city that was completely unfinished. There is open framing around the back door, wood shelving and a fairly damage concrete floor. AFTER Garage Living installed a polished aluminium diamond plate panel around the lower perimeter of the garage, followed by a black slatwall panel in the middle and a gray slatwall panel to the ceiling. Three GL Signature locker cabinets provide storage and keep things looking tidy. The windows and doors were finished with casing and painted providing a finished look to the garage. 20

Garage Remodel Ideas

BEFORE This is a back alley garage in the city that was completely unfinished. There is open framing around the back door, wood shelving and a fairly damage concrete floor. AFTER Garage Living installed a polished aluminium diamond plate panel around the lower perimeter of the garage, followed by a black slatwall panel in the middle and a gray slatwall panel to the ceiling. Three GL Signature locker cabinets provide storage and keep things looking tidy. The windows and doors were finished with casing and painted providing a finished look to the garage.

Garage Remodel Ideas

If you find you will be losing too much storage space in your garage, as part of the garage remodeling project consider building a small storage shed in your yard to house tools, sporting equipment and seasonal items. A building separate from the house will expand your storage space, allowing you to use the garage in ways that you could not use a shed: electricity or heating, for example.

Garage Remodel Ideas

CREATE ZONES To create a livable garage space, your first step should be to create zones: one for your car, one for your workshop (if it’s located in the garage), and one for kicking back and enjoying a space of your own. In each zone, use smart storage to hide tools and other “garage items” away. Metallic tool chests can create an industrial feel for the space, while wooden cabinets can be stained for a more upscale look, or painted to keep things casual and visually interesting.

BEFORE This garage was completely rebuilt from the ground up. Approximate size is 1,600 sq.ft. and can accommodate several cars. AFTER Garage Living installed all of the drywall, primed and painted the garage. The flooring colour is a Pebble Beach Floortex coating. Features gun metal gray cabinets (GL Custom Steel) with a butcher block counter top, stainless steel pulls and a diamond plate backsplash. The right corner features an inside/outside corner cabinet with a sink below. Other features are a TV cabinet, the lockers on the left have custom cutouts to the the electrical panels. For more photos of this project, visit the GL Custom Steel cabinetry page. 08

BEFORE This garage was completely rebuilt from the ground up. Approximate size is 1,600 sq.ft. and can accommodate several cars. AFTER Garage Living installed all of the drywall, primed and painted the garage. The flooring colour is a Pebble Beach Floortex coating. Features gun metal gray cabinets (GL Custom Steel) with a butcher block counter top, stainless steel pulls and a diamond plate backsplash. The right corner features an inside/outside corner cabinet with a sink below. Other features are a TV cabinet, the lockers on the left have custom cutouts to the the electrical panels. For more photos of this project, visit the GL Custom Steel cabinetry page.

BEFORE In this standard two car garag,e only one vehicle was ever parked inside. It contained a lot of toys and clutter. An existing MDF slatwall, some DIY shelving and pegboard on the back wall wasn’t being used very effectively. AFTER A GL Signature cabinet system was installed to provide better storage. A slatwall (5 feet tall) was added to the garage walls. The floor was finished with a Khaki colour Floortex coating. The entire garage was also primed and painted. During the renovation, all of the items that were in the garage were moved into a storage pod. All of the existing organizers and shelving was removed before the renovation. 11

BEFORE In this standard two car garag,e only one vehicle was ever parked inside. It contained a lot of toys and clutter. An existing MDF slatwall, some DIY shelving and pegboard on the back wall wasn’t being used very effectively. AFTER A GL Signature cabinet system was installed to provide better storage. A slatwall (5 feet tall) was added to the garage walls. The floor was finished with a Khaki colour Floortex coating. The entire garage was also primed and painted. During the renovation, all of the items that were in the garage were moved into a storage pod. All of the existing organizers and shelving was removed before the renovation.

11 Inspiring Garage Remodeling IdeasGarage LivingWith no space for an addition in this urban setting, the homeowners decided to convert their garage to create a handsome living room. On the opposite side — facing the street — a pair of faux outswing garage doors satisfy local historic requirements by preserving the original look of the facade.Image: WentworthStudio.com/Ron Blunt, photo

11 Inspiring Garage Remodeling IdeasDrive-In MoviesA custom cabinet with now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t sliding barn-style doors houses a full-on home theater system that helped turn this garage into a combo playroom and in-house movie palace. The garage doors still open for that fresh-air, drive-in movie ambience. A heating system and carpeted floors keep the media room cozy all year.Image: SoundVision

11 Inspiring Garage Remodeling IdeasRack ‘Em UpNo whining about where to stash your vino collection when you convert a portion of your garage to wine storage. Partitioning off a 10-by-10-foot section of this garage provided enough space for 1,800 bottles stored on handsome redwood racks. Insulating the space and adding thermostatically controlled systems to regulate temps ensure an ideal 56 degrees for optimum wine-keeping.Image: Joseph & Curtis/Joe Kline, photo

11 Inspiring Garage Remodeling IdeasSay Cheese!A professional photographer, this homeowner turned her garage into a combo photo studio and crafting center. The photo backdrops pull down like giant shades; when not in use, they roll up to reveal the crafting work station. Simple shelves add convenient garage storage for supplies and knickknacks.Image: Natalie Wright

11 Inspiring Garage Remodeling IdeasGame On!Very little had to be done to this sweet space to turn it into a clean, bright backdrop for a variety of hands-on games. With a classic, three-shade pool table light fixture and white painted interior, there’s plenty of light for hands-on action. Tough epoxy garage floor paint stands up to heavy traffic and an occasional flying cue ball. This room will readily revert back to a garage if needed.Image: Florida Villa Services

Home Gym Garage, After: In just three days, Garage Mahal turns a cramped and cluttered garage into a space that serves double duty for parking cars and working out. The new gym offers a variety of fitness essentials.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Garage, After: With the help of the Garage Mahal team, and a nod to Jimi Hendrix, the once ordinary garage is transformed into a fabulous band space. The foldout stage ensures there’s room for cars.

Casino Garage, Before: This dysfunctional garage was filled with clutter, and a Vegas-style craps table was taking up much of the dining room. Brian Corsetti and the Garage Mahal team creatively solve both problems.

Many people find that a garage offers the perfect environment for a home office, studio space, or workshop. Since many garages are attached to or near the home, often a little garage remodeling can easily match the same comforts as a home: heating and cooling, phone wiring, even plumbing.

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