MORE THAN A GARAGE

Garages & shops with living spaces are very versatile buildings. Many of Clover Construction’s clients choose to build this type of structure for a variety of reasons. Some have purchased land and are not quite ready to build their dream home. A garage or shop with living quarters allows them to affordably create a place to live and store their belongings while preparing to build their home. Others simply need more room for guest quarters, growing children, motor toys, home office space etc. A garage or shop with living space can be built simply or extravagantly, it’s up to you and your needs/wants.

The picture above shows a custom garage built for a Client in Cle Elum, WA. These clients expressed a need for a secure storage space for their tractor & motor toys, as well as, private guest quarters and a recreation room for their growing family. The lower level is fully finished and includes a thoughtfully designed workshop area and secure storage area for their tractor and motorized toys. The second level includes a full bathroom & kitchenette making for ideal guest quarters. In addition, it has roughly 700 square feet of open space which houses a Billiards table, couch, television & crafting area.

Garage apartments usually consist of a second-story living quarters above the ground-floor. Occasionally the living quarter will be on the first floor.

A garage conversion can create the private home office space that will help you separate your home and work life. This featured picture shows a custom garage built in Easton, Washington. It was of the utmost importance to Clover’s clients that the new building was built to match exactly the look of the existing home. The clients expressed the need for additional covered parking, a private home office area and a place that their teenage children could make as much noise as they wanted.

The lower level was built as a parking area for two vehicles. An insulated wall separated the home office from the parking area & included a full bathroom. The second level was a fully finished open area. Perfect for their teenagers band practice and other noisy fun! It also serves well for out of town guests.

MORE THAN AN GARAGE

Garages & shops with living spaces are very versatile buildings. Many of Clover Construction’s clients choose to build this type of structure for a variety of reasons. Some have purchased land and are not ready to build their dream house. A garage or shop with living quarters allows them to affordably create a place to live and store their belongings while preparing to build their home. Others simply need more room for guest quarters, growing children, motor toys, home office space etc. A garage or shop with living space can be built simply or extravagantly, it’s up to you and your needs/wants.

The picture above shows a custom garage built for a Client in Cle Elum, WA. These clients expressed a need for a secure storage space for their tractor & motor toys, as well as, private guest quarters and a recreation room for their growing family. The lower level is fully finished and includes a thoughtfully designed workshop area and secure storage area for their tractor and motorized toys. The second level includes a full bathroom & kitchenette making for ideal guest quarters. In addition, it has roughly 700 square feet of open space which houses a Billiards table, couch, television & crafting area.

Garage apartments usually consist of a second-story living quarters above the ground-floor. Occasionally the living quarter will be on the first floor.

FEATURED GARAGE BUILDS

Clover Construction is pleased to present another creative example of a “garage with living quarters” project. The lower level of the garage provides covered parking for two vehicles and a dedicated storage area for recreational gear. The upper level was all about relaxation! It includes a kitchenette, TV viewing area, and half bathroom. The kitchenette includes a solid surface countertop, sink, under counter ice maker, under counter refrigerator. Wall cabinets were installed above the counter top providing space for wine glasses etc. A luxurious waterproof stone tile patio, located just outside of the TV viewing area, is accessed via glass French doors.

There is a half bathroom located behind the kitchenette wall and a glass door leading out to a covered deck area.

Garages with apartments can also be used as a way to produce passive income by renting the apartment out or marketing the space on well-known hospitality sites. With all of the benefits that a garage with living space provides, it makes sense that it will also improve the value of your home. People seek the convenience and extra space that a garage loft area provides.

A garage with living space does require planning. For example, the large, open space of the garage below can make the floor in the living quarters feel cold. This requires additional energy efficiency planning to ensure that the living space is properly insulated in order to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  Ventilation, Insulation, and all the traditional cosmetics should be considered.

A garage with living space gives you the extra space you need for life but still allows you a convenient place to park your cars and/or have that extra work shop space. A garage apartment is the perfect way to get everything that you ever wanted out of your garage! If you’ve got a vision for your space, Clover Construction can help you develop your next steps to turn your garage into extra space, convenience, privacy, and added value.

Are you interested in adding a Garage or Shop with a living space to your property?

Contact Clover Construction to make your garage and shop dreams come true!

FEATURED GARAGE BUILDS

Clover Construction is pleased to present another creative example of a “garage with living quarters” project. The lower level of the garage provides covered parking for two vehicles and a dedicated storage area for recreational gear. The upper level was all about relaxation! It includes a kitchenette, TV viewing area, and half bathroom. The kitchenette includes a solid surface countertop, sink, under counter ice maker, under counter refrigerator. Wall cabinets were installed above the counter top providing space for wine glasses etc. A luxurious waterproof stone tile patio, located just outside of the TV viewing area, is accessed via a set of glass French doors.

The Kitchenette area has a small fridge and ice maker. There is a half bathroom located behind the kitchenette wall and a glass door leading out to a covered deck area.

Garages with apartments can also be used as a way to produce passive income by renting the apartment out or marketing the space on well-known hospitality sites. With all of the benefits that a garage with living space provides, it makes sense that it will also improve the value of your home. People seek the convenience and extra space that a garage loft area provides.

Are you interested in adding a Garage or Shop with a living space to your property?

Contact Clover Construction to make your garage and shop dreams come true!

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