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30 Must-See Garage Conversions and Makeovers

Need more living space? Before you commit to a pricy home addition, consider the garage. This often sizable and underused space has loads of potential: as a recreation or crafting area, home office, workout room and more.

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Photo: Chris Luker; Luker Photography. From: Christopher Architecture and Interiors.

Carriage House Cottage

Once a neglected detached garage, this beautifully appointed guest suite now serves as a restive retreat. White walls and plush bedding give the space a clean, airy look and feel while three large windows and a custom garage door let in an abundance of natural light.

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Photo: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Modern Lounge Living

Multifunctional and oh-so-stylish, this garage is an escape-worthy lounge, dining area and garden workstation. Statement-making artwork adds bold color to the space while contemporary furnishings pull their hues from the abstract piece. Pairs of modern sofas, tufted leather armchairs and octagonal coffee tables combine for an intimate gathering and conversation spot.

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Photo: Evin Photography

Stylish Home Gym

In just two short weeks, stylist Jenny Reimold transformed her lackluster, cluttered garage into a refined, polished fitness studio that's brimming with modern style. She used peel-and-stick wallpaper as well as budget-friendly decor to pack a visual punch in the space. The best part? No construction was required for this transformation.

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Photo: Lisa Maksoudian; Design By: Jennifer Martin, Architect, Elements Architecture + Design

Indoor-Outdoor Flow

Bright and airy, this garage-turned-living-room mixes comfort and style with midcentury modern furniture grounded by a shag area rug. For an extra dose of natural light, the typical garage door was traded out for one that creates an eye-catching wall of windows.

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