Garage Apartment Kitchen Ideas

Garage Apartment Kitchen Ideas

Detached garage plans designed to include finished living quarters are called Garage Apartment plans. Typically, the garage portion offers parking for one or more vehicles on the main floor with the living quarters positioned above the garage. The living space is often designed for efficient and practical living offering modest accommodations. In most cases, the floor plan features an open arrangement combining the kitchen, dining area and main gathering space. Additionally, most garage apartment plans offer one or two bedrooms and baths. Studio apartments are simpler versions that do not have walls separating the sleeping area and the gathering space. A variety or architectural styles, such as Traditional, Craftsman or European, mixed with various rooflines and door combinations give each garage apartment plan its own special look. Garage Plans with Flex Space and Garage Loft plans are closely related to these designs.
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Garage Apartment Kitchen Ideas

Garage apartments are the modern version of yesteryear’s carriage houses. They offer an ideal alternative to an in-law suite or guest house. Additionally, they can deliver much needed space for a home office, hobby room or music studio. Designed with the basic comforts of home, garage apartments are sometimes built as living quarters for the nanny, groundskeeper, or maid on large estates. Other times, they are built as fishing cabins or vacation homes. These designs range in size, offer various parking bay depths, and may include a multitude of special features such as a drive-thru bay or a laundry closet. The garage portion can offer anything from enough room to park the family cars to a bay deep enough for boat storage or enough extra space to store hunting and fishing gear, the lawn mower or recycling bins. Some even include a workshop or workbench. Some garage apartment designs feature the garage and living areas all on one level. This type of layout positions the living spaces on one side of the structure and the garage on the other. These one-level designs are especially appealing to families with aging loved ones in their care. They allow the older family member to live independently, yet still be near to someone should they need a little assistance. Designed to accommodate a variety of needs, Garage Apartment plans are an ideal solution to your extra parking and additional living space needs.
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Garage Apartment Kitchen Ideas

We showed you the above office in this post. This office from a converted garage in Eindhoven, Holland seemed, to the homeowner to be a natural, spacey solution. Here the garage structure was actually extended and the garage door  was swapped for a sliding glass one. The result is fantastic light-filled space with plenty of fresh air. A perforated metal skin was used to cover this garage with folding metal doors to serve as a privacy screen from the driveway. Additionally, the roof was lifted at an angle to accommodate a south facing skylight strip that increases the interior’s light and airy feeling.
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Garage Apartment Kitchen Ideas

Marcus FillionI personally love the garage doors in the first picture. I think the little windows along the top are a nice touch. After reading about all these people who were able to completely transform their garages, I’m more determined to make mine look nice.Rose HendersonWait, are all of these rooms made from garages? I’m not sure how much I like that idea. I feel like that would dramatically lower the value of your house. What the people did with the space is pretty impressive though. I like how the first makeover still has the roller doors on the side.Jack MooreWow, I really like those! I never use my garage for anything but storage, so I’ve been looking for some other way to utilize the space. I may just have to look in to that home office idea. Especially if I installed a sliding glass door like in the picture; I would get a LOT of natural light.Paul LangleyWow, these are some really impressive garage renovations! I really like that home office, I may just have to look into that, It would work perfectly with my elevated garage. Thanks so much for writing!
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Garage Apartment Kitchen Ideas

Once a tiny, junk-filled garage, this delightful kitchen in Washington, D.C. overlooks a beautiful backyard and patio, allowing natural light and nature to flow in and fill the room. The conversion, performed by Thomas Ahmann of Ahmann Architects was quite challenging as the garage’s original floor plan was extremely narrow. The L-shaped kitchen was divided into distinct areas while maintaining a unified feel. A workspace, mudroom, lounge, and a breakfast bar were integrated into the design. Despite the narrow space, there’s still plenty of room to cook and move around freely. A built-in hutch with desk space was installed at the far end of the kitchen, right against the mudroom area which is accessed through the home’s driveway. That location encourages everyone to remove their shoes, hang up coats and deposit their bags before entering into the kitchen area. At the end of the island sits a breakfast table constructed from reclaimed wood. Placement of the table there was crucial to create uninterrupted flow from the front to the back of the room.
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Garage Apartment Kitchen Ideas

Other wonderful garage conversion ideas are art studios, yoga and dance rooms, movie theaters, large playrooms that include billiards and other table games. I’d love to entertain and would love to convert my into a large dining and entertaining space complete with a full bar, music and entertainment system. I would love to be able to open up the large garage doors and bring the party outdoors. What would you do with your garage space if you chose to convert it?
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Garage Apartment Kitchen Ideas

Here, the garage stays intact allowing the cars to remain housed inside. The upstairs storage loft, however, was converted into a living space, sometimes known as a chauffeur’s apartment, for the homeowner’s recently widowed father. The result was a warm and inviting, open-plan apartment that boasted a fireplace, and scenic views from the large windows at the front gable end. Plenty of storage cabinetry was created under the eaves by installing knee walls, allowing the main space to remain uncluttered and appear larger.

Garage Apartment Kitchen Ideas

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In this renovated, fully functional garage space, the concrete slab was leveled (often in garages, the floors slope slightly) and covered with hardwood. As with any garage space-turned living space, heat, air-conditioning and plumbing were added for full functionality. The overhead garage door was replaced with these over-sized, insulated accordion-like folding doors for the a clean, modern look.
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Guests will never want to leave once they experience life in Tim and Carol Thompson’s guest apartment above their Chicago-area garage. The roughly 19-x-36-foot space includes a central bath, living room, open kitchen, bedroom, and nook for laundry and storage.
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Guest Quarters Guests will never want to leave once they experience life in Tim and Carol Thompson’s guest apartment above their Chicago-area garage. The roughly 19-x-36-foot space includes a central bath, living room, open kitchen, bedroom, and nook for laundry and storage. Get quotes for home improvement projects from local pros.

Oh, the studio apartment. Depending on where you live, a studio might be a starter apartment or a grown-up reality thanks to high real estate prices. Whichever category you fall into, you’ve probably seen some cramped studio apartments, and even tinier kitchens.
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Finally, not all garage transformations are for the home and extended family. Above we see the highly acclaimed restaurant, ASTERISK,  located in the heart of  tony Newport, RI.  ASTERISK is known to have one of the most unique atmospheres in town. “Sited in a renovated historical service garage, the 12′ over-head doors and open floor plan create a wonderful communal atmosphere unlike any other curbside establishment in Newport.” Patrons can enjoy dining en plein air during the summer months or go inside to enjoy the  large bar area and dining room complete with open kitchen where the talented chefs  can be seen hard at work. The restaurant’s chefs are renowned for their creative combinations of fresh herbs and classic sauces, creating the perfect blend of innovation and originality to all their dishes. The restaurant also happens to be a Food Network favorite, with the “best martinis in town.” Should you find yourself in Newport, visit the restaurant and experience some wonderful architecture, interior design as well as a wonderful meal!
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Gliksman designed a full, freestanding studio apartment with a kitchen and bathroom, sleeping alcove and living space. “All the furniture is dual function to eke out the maximum efficiency possible,” she says. “The kitchen table functions as an island and work desk.”
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This garage remodel was part of a much larger historic renovation where the original house had been added to over time. In dire need of an overhaul, the core of the home remained beautiful with wide pine floors and plaster walls. “A critical requirement of the project was to preserve the integrity of the historic structure while giving the new owners additional space for their growing family and friends.”  Without having seen so in the past, one might never have imagined that where this refined, comfortable family room now sits, was once a bare bones garage, complete with a concrete floor and metal lolly columns down the center. The transformation, overseen by Crisp Architects in historic Hudson Valley, NY, was completed with wide board floors, a tall and elegant tray ceiling, antique beams and a focal point fireplace with period flair.

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