If you love collecting old cars, it only makes sense to have a lovely space in which you can remodel them, display them, and keep them safe from the elements. Fancy garage designs do more than just house your car. They celebrate its timeless beauty with elements that are both useful and appealing to the eye. Here are a a few details to consider including in your garage design plans.
- A smooth, polished linoleum floor keeps your car clean and also gives the garage a sophisticated, upscale look. Choose a neutral color with a bit of pop, such as navy blue. Avoid colors that don’t complement the paint colors of your cars.
- Off of the main garage storage room, include a lounge. This gives you somewhere to retire with guests after you’re done admiring your car collection. A cozy fireplace and a few comfortable couches go a long way. Use stone and brick in the design to give your garage lounge a natural, outdoorsy appeal.
- Consider including a small kitchen either in, or to the side of your lounge. Having a basic sink, stove and refrigerator allows you to prepare snacks for your guests. It also comes in useful for backyard parties in the summer.
- If you don’t have floorspace for a lounge or kitchen in your garage, build upwards instead of outwards. A loft-style lounge can be very visually appealing.
At Gelotte Hommas Architects, we’re dedicated to creating beautiful structures that capitalize on the use of light, rhythm and form. Contact us to discuss these and other fancy garage designs that would look lovely in your home.