HGTV Green Home 2011: Garage Interior Pictures

The garage, which offers space for car, cleaning and tool storage, is home to one of the home's most outstanding features: a pet washing station.

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The HGTV Green Home garage, accessible via an alley that runs behind the home, offers parking as well as storage space.

The winner of HGTV Green Home 2001 will receive a brand-new 2011 GMC Terrain, a compact crossover SUV.

The GMC Terrain features a split-folding rear seat and maximum cargo capacity of 63.7 cubic feet.

The vehicle’s rear bench both reclines and slides.

With a maximum seating capacity of five, the GMC Terrain easily accommodates today’s families.

A leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls adds to the vehicle’s luxurious feel.

Safety features include front driver and passenger air bags, head curtain side air bags, daytime running lamps, six months of OnStar® 5 and rear parking assist.

Interior features include USB connectivity and auxiliary jack, available Bluetooth® and DVD, remote keyless entry and available touch-screen navigation system with 40GB hard drive.

Sleek interior styling promises a luxurious ride.

With 521 square feet of space, the garage accommodates a crossover SUV as well as storage bins, tools and household supplies.

A custom-crafted pet shower, painted to complement the home’s sunny color palette, features a stainless steel basin and water-saving hand shower. “It’s one of those conveniences that will make your life better and, inside, will make your house cleaner,” says Infinity Home Collectin’s general manager, David Steinke.

Only the best for the family pooch, a chrome hand-held shower with 69-inch hose features four functions: full spray, invigorating spray, massaging rinse or combination.

An adjacent storage shelf is stocked with several months’ worth of pet supplies, toys and pet treats.

Apothecary jars keep pet treats sorted and appealing to the eye.

A narrow stairway leads from the garage into the mudroom. The landing provides a spot to stop, remove shoes and strip outerwear before entering the home proper.

The garage is home to the solar inverter, which converts direct current (DC) power to alternating current (AC) power and feeds this energy to the electricity panel that powers the home.

A steel power unit, part of the central vac system that contributed points toward the home’s Platinum LEED certification, is housed in the garage.

A space-saving tankless water heater saves up to 40 percent on energy costs (heating water on demand) and provides an endless stream of clean, hot water.

The garage leads to a small mudroom, clad in slate-like porcelain tile.

A custom-crafted boot bench and cabinetry provide space to store outerwear and other seasonal items.

The bench is topped with a galvanized garden tray that easily transports from indoor to outdoor spaces.

A trick to draw the eye away from mess and clutter, the far wall, painted a copper shade, is clad in beetle-kill pine, stained with diluted wall paint. “It adds a lot of architectural interest,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

A mod coat rack with solid wooden pegs adds a fun twist in the hallway.

The hallway, clad in hand-scraped maple flooring, leads to the home’s do room and kitchen.

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