Stained cement floors provide a solid foundation for the garage interior, a clean and uncluttered space that leads into the home's tile-clad mudroom.
Two trumpet chandeliers, when viewed from the exterior, create the illusion of livable space.
Recessed windows offer visual interest and interesting architectural detail in a room otherwise stripped of adornment.
Locker-style cabinetry provides storage space for tools, lawn equipment and sports gear. Doors open to reveal a mechanical closet.
Three tankless water heaters, installed in the mechanical closet, power the home and provide up to 97 percent thermal efficiency.
A fully modulating direct-vent wall furnace provides warmth and energy efficiency in the garage space.
The winner of HGTV Dream Home 2012 will receive a midsize crossover SUV that boasts a stylish interior and the best fuel economy in its class.