Garage and Granny Flat Design Ideas

Garages and granny flats can be used to store large, infrequently used items, outdoor supplies, seasonal decor or items that simply don’t fit inside the house. They can also be used as recreational rooms or can be converted into granny flats or studios, with sufficient ventilation, light and insulation. Use as a separate home office is on the rise, as is building self-contained granny flats which can be sub-let for passive income.

Whatever your project is, take a look at this Houzz image gallery to see how you can maximise this often overlooked space. If you're looking to get started building or renovating yours, you'll be able to find the right architect to help get you started in our professional directory. If your granny flat should be self-contained, a kitchen designer may also be helpful.
Contemporary shed and granny flat in Sydney.

Tom Ferguson
Contemporary shed and granny flat in Sydney.
To block the sun on the side - candyvan

Inspiration for a modern detached shed and granny flat in Sydney.

Architect: Folk Architects Project: Art Deco House Featured Product: Austral Bricks La Paloma in Miro Photography: Peter Bennetts 2017
Inspiration for a modern detached shed and granny flat in Sydney.

This is an example of a mid-sized country detached barn in Other.

An alternative angle showing the contrast between Colorbond cladding and the recycled timber. Photo: Zayne Stoner
This is an example of a mid-sized country detached barn in Other.
Contrasting wooden garage door - rrelton

Photo of a midcentury detached granny flat in Melbourne.

Mid Century Modern design to an existing mid-century home by Secret Design Studio. Documentation by Detail 9. This is a free-standing studio/guest building that is located in the rear corner of the backyard, and covers the footprint of the previous brick shed building. It was designed to echo the style of the house. It contains an open plan living area, kitchenette, and bathroom. This is a free-standing studio/guest building that is located in the rear corner of the backyard, and covers the footprint of the previous brick shed building. It was designed to echo the style of the house. It contains an open plan living area, kitchenette, and bathroom.
Studio - lepaio77

Inspiration for a midcentury shed and granny flat in Sydney.

Simon Whitbread
Inspiration for a midcentury shed and granny flat in Sydney.
Like glass doors looking to pull down existing garage and build yoga studio with tinny kitchen and shower toilet: - webuser_370761130

Contemporary detached granny flat in Melbourne.

Contemporary detached granny flat in Melbourne.
Shed as granny flat - rhirhi98

Inspiration for a contemporary two-car garage in Sydney.

Inspiration for a contemporary two-car garage in Sydney.
like the 'aged stone' and straightforwardness - conwayjane048

Inspiration for a midcentury garage in Melbourne.

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small and low to ground, but adds depth using the screening - webuser_477607562829734640786

Design ideas for a modern attached garage in Perth.

Design ideas for a modern attached garage in Perth.
On display to those inside the house - lw1034

Design ideas for a traditional detached shed and granny flat in Adelaide.

Gables, glazing, heritage colours, rooflines and custom orb roofing from the main house are used as inspiration for the garden house. Centre to the building is a glass roof with louvres allowing light and ventilation to filter through. Weather board is used to finish the exterior as a sympathetic characteristic to the purpose of the rooms within.
would be cool in summer - beeble_333

Photo of a modern attached two-car garage in Sydney.

Photography by Katherine Lu
Photo of a modern attached two-car garage in Sydney.
Garage - sally_mclennan

Design ideas for a small contemporary attached one-car carport in Melbourne.

Front Driveway. The driveway is bordered with an indigenous grass to the area Ficinia nodosa. The centre strip is planted out with thyme to give you sent as you drive over it. It sits in of a contemporary concrete driveway made with a pale exposed aggregate. The cladding on the house is a fairly contemporary blonde Australian hardwood timber.
Grasses for driveway - jojoshack

Photo of a contemporary detached studio in Melbourne.

Shannon McGrath
Photo of a contemporary detached studio in Melbourne.
Window surrounded by plants- maybe more colour! - skells94

Photo of an industrial attached garage in Melbourne.

The only change to the original facade was to lower the sill of the window and create a juliet balcony. The raised roof sails above. Photo: Peter Bennetts
french balcony for modern look - julieneyland

Design ideas for a large modern shed and granny flat in San Francisco.

Design ideas for a large modern shed and granny flat in San Francisco.
Angled pillars between garage doors - dpiratew

Inspiration for a large contemporary garage in Charleston.

Photography by Rebecca Lehde
Inspiration for a large contemporary garage in Charleston.
love this work space, with the stools, and big windows!! Perfect for little projects, or seedlings... even a nice spot to do some crafts! - joshannon_champion

Inspiration for an industrial garden shed in Seattle.

Inspiration for an industrial garden shed in Seattle.

This is an example of a mid-sized country attached two-car garage in Nashville.

This is an example of a mid-sized country attached two-car garage in Nashville.
Garage doors - lindseyjane