Garage Conversion / Remodel - Studio Apartment Space

Victoria Kay Allison
by Victoria Kay Allison
I converted my single car garage which was being used as my shop space into a living studio space for my daughter whom had just returned home to live.
Good-bye shop!
Mulling over the remodel design.
Inside wall detail. The drywall had to come down.
Insulation and windows added.
Entertainment and shelving built-in structure.
French doors added.
exterior view.
My daughter added her finishing touches and furnishings. She will be sharing the kitchen and bathroom in the main part of the home.
Wall built-in details. Heated with 220V electric fireplace.
Bedroom with closet, sliding door, and heated with small electric wall heater.
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  • Carolyn Brack-Jackson Carolyn Brack-Jackson on Nov 18, 2015
    Kind of wondering if this was a permitted conversion?
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Nov 28, 2015
    Was the garage attached to the house? Nice makeover!
  • Jennifer Mcconomy Jennifer Mcconomy on Nov 13, 2017

    I know this post is a couple years old I was wondering the size of your one car garage? I have one car garage and want to convert to bedroom and this is by far the best I have seen, amazing work you did. My garage is 16x22 I believe.

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  • Victoria Kay Allison Victoria Kay Allison on Nov 13, 2017

    Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for the kind words! The garage / studio space is 11' wide and 15' long in the front area and 11' wide x 8' long in the bedroom area. So, over all about 11' x 23'. So, with a garage size of 16 x 22, you should be doing great! Just a side note, my one regret is that I used a laminate type of flooring and I had some flooding this last year that made its way in. In hindsight, I wish I would have installed a vinyl strip floor instead...still with the wood grain look. It would have faired much better. Good luck on your project!


    I love the design. I also want to convert the one car garage into a bedroom, and living space for our son who also just moved home , but want to add a little more to it. There is a half bathroom there and sink inside the garage and laundry area. Just trying to figure out how to keep it all the same . where did you put all your things in the garage? I love it !!