Designed for contemporary homes, garages often surpass their purely utilitarian purpose to become a part of the living spaces, in creative ways. In some cases, garages transform into cozy homes thanks to conversion projects completed by talented architects and interior designers. On this page, you can discover a wide range of garage design projects that showcase how diverse these spaces can be. From classic garages that hold one car or an automotive fan’s pride and joy collection to garages that double as interior courtyards, here you can uncover the range of possibilities when it comes to modern garage design.

Apart from newly built garages, you can also find redesigned spaces. Like a 19th-century auto-repair workshop in Italy converted into a two-level home. Featuring the original brick arches, this space is striking and memorable. The architect also complemented the old elements with custom furniture, lighting, and finishes that give a nod to the client’s love of sailing. Another project transformed an asbestos-riddled garage into a bright greenhouse. Created for a client who collects both cars and bikes, a different garage features a large, open-plan space with comfortable seating, an audio system, and a bar. Somewhere in Portugal, an architect converted an old garage into a fresh and vibrant apartment.

Sometimes, architects create ingenious garage designs that have a direct link to the main living spaces. For example, a house designed with a transparent garage that allows the client to admire his car from the open-plan living room and kitchen. This garage also converts into a partly sheltered outdoor space or interior courtyard when needed. In Sweden, an architecture firm converted a military garage into a summer retreat. However, not all garages are on the ground floor. One house makes the most of a steep slope and features a rooftop carport.

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    An old garage converted into a bright greenhouse and workspace. Completed by London-based studio McCloy…

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    For a client in San Daniele de Friuli, Italy, architect Edoardo Petri converted this building,…