One of the most cost effective places to gain a bonus space is above a garage. By picking up the roof a few feet when building a garage, you can gain usable space such as guest quarters, great storage, a painting studio, home theater, or an all purpose loft. When we are designing a garage we always suggest adding those extra few feet of head room even if there are no immediate plans to finish it off. Sometimes our clients ask us to retrofit an existing garage with dormers or knee walls to pick up the roof, then finish the space for all kinds of uses.
Photos by Rob Karosis Curated Brochure by Crisp Architects: Portfolio