Chad’s Guest House & Reinvented Garage
Name: Chad Peacock & Dutch The DogLocation: Larchmont — Los Angeles, CASize: Approx. 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 6 months — rent Chad and his adorable dog Dutch, moved into their new guest house merely half a year ago. When deciding to rent the space, it was conditional based on his access to the empty garage. Knowing that he wanted to repurpose the entire space is what sold him on the lease.
A garage is one space you might one day think about converting if you don’t own a car. Most every house comes with a garage in some parts of the country. Surely some non car owners live in some of those houses, and these are a few bits of inspiration for anyone considering a conversion:How do garage conversions relate to apartments? A garage can be a great space to convert into an apartment for adult children, aging parents, or just to make a little rental income.
Garden Bloggers' Design Workshop – Sheds and Outbuildings
It's hard to think of an excuse for having an ugly garden shed. Oh, sure, most of them start out looking rather boring, but they don't have to stay that way. Think of all the fun you can have with a few cans of paint, for instance, playing with different color effects. If you don't feel comfortable painting the whole structure some gaudy color, then you can at least play around with the trim. And then there are the planting possibilities you can explore with sheds and other outbuildings…