Garage conversion into tiny house | Michelle de la Vega
Artist Michelle de la Vega decided to generate extra income by renting out her house while moving into the standalone garage out back. But first, she had to transform the dumpy building into habitable space. Acting as her own designer and general contractor, Ms. de la Vega had the roof raised 4 feet to provide enough headroom for a sleeping loft. A small unfitted kitchen is placed along one wall and an addition to the side houses a spacious bathroom. The finished home has 250 ft2 (23.2 m2) of comfortable living space.
The interior design is distinctly industrial. As an artist and metalworker, Ms. de la Vega created many of the fixtures, such as lights and towel hooks, herself. Other furnishings, including the loft ladder, storage lockers and firewood bins, were salvaged and refurbished.
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Photographs by Ira Lippke for the New York Times except where noted. Read more at the New York Times.
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This living space is good enough for a single person, and I wouldn’t mind living in a transformed garage!
Yes, it would be fine for a single person. Thanks for reading!
Every one complains about space constraints in their homes, no one considers the space which is readily available to be converted into a utility space or a separate room or a storage room, such space is almost ignored or it is piled up with the unwanted scrap. The space in the loft or garage can be converted into a living room, this idea is superb!! I hope after reading your post, people can choose for this.
So true Miesha! It just takes a little bit of creativity so see the possibilities. If your company has done any interesting small house builds or renovations you’d like to share with our readers, please contact us…… https://smallhousebliss.com/about/
What is the name/brand of the exterior grey?
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But you have to be confident you’ll find renters willing to give up their own privacy with this plan. Landlady in the garage next to the house? Not for me.
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wow, what a lovely post.it’s having a unique theme. I love it.i also tried your idea on my garage.thanks for sharing this amazing post.