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Designing garages with living space above

A living space above the garage works best when it's proportionally correct

A garage is a nice building for storing a car. A garage with living space above can be a real bonus, providing a workspace or living area for a family member. Architect and designer Katie Hutchison says that the trick with this type of project is making the garage roomy enough for cars and living space while also keeping it in proportion to the rest of the house. This column features discussion, drawings, and ideas for both attached and detached garages.

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