Garage Conversion with loft ADU

Repurposed garage for artist venue below, and living space above

Our client’s vision for this garage conversion with loft centered on renting the top of the ADU to local artists, while providing a studio space for their work below. Additionally, their future plans included eventually inhabiting the space themselves. With a focus on abundant natural light and adaptability, we saw a chance to capitalize on the picturesque surroundings. Therefore, we installed expansive picture windows, transom windows, and a glass sliding door that opens to a welcoming deck. Furthermore, by incorporating vaulted ceilings and skylights into both the common area and bathroom, the space now has a radiant and inviting atmosphere throughout the entire ADU.

Garage conversion with loft
Garage conversion site plan

Here is a sequence of the original garage as it makes it transformation with a new event space below and a living space above. 

DU sequence
Garage conversion with loft in Portland Oregon

Because the office was designed as a “flex space”, it serves multiple purposes. This area can function as a studio, a potential bedroom, or even as overflow for the living area. Moreover, with the addition of a custom accordion door, the space can adapt based on the client’s needs.  

Deck for garage conversion ADU
Living room in garage conversion with loft ADU
Garage conversion with loft ADU kitchen in Portland
Garage conversion with loft interior
Garage conversion with loft office space
Loft stairs of new ADU
New deck on garage ADU

A garage conversion with loft can offer versatile solutions:

Transforming a garage provides a versatile solution to maximize living space within your property. By repurposing this often underutilized area, you can create a functional and comfortable space that can serve a variety of purposes. Moreover, whether you envision a cozy guest suite, home office, playroom, fitness studio, or a living space above and performance space below like the one pictured here, the possibilities are endless. In addition to adding value to your property, garage conversions also offer a seamless extension of your life needs. A transformation like this not only enhance the aesthetics of the whole site, but also contribute to the overall functionality, and use of your living space.  Carving out a new space from property you already have offers a versatile and practical solution for homeowners looking to optimize and expand their living space.

With careful planning and thoughtful design, transforming your garage into a stylish, well-designed space can help meet your specific needs, and complement the overall aesthetic of your property.  Instead of unused storage, let us help you build a purposeful space that enhances your lifestyle.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. This will allow us to assess if a garage conversion will work for your needs.

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