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Storage Garage Converted into Loft Tiny Home

This is an amazing modern studio loft home that used to be an old storage garage.

You can see the before photo of the outside in the image below. But wait until you see what was done with this place after.

More information is shared on this project over at this Reddit page by user Psychemagic.

You can also see even more photos here. Please enjoy and re-share this amazing before & after garage to modern tiny home renovation below. Thank you!

Storage Garage Converted into Loft Tiny Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Images © psychemagic/imgur

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Storage Garage Converted Into Modern Loft Studio Home

Images © psychemagic/imgur

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  • Heidi June 4, 2015, 7:09 am

    Nice layout, I would have pinned the some steps/stairs as to a ladder…
    just because.
    The house is well done. Nicely thought out with high end details.

  • Holly Morrison June 4, 2015, 7:32 am

    This is gorgeous! The fine details are incredible and what I, personally, love to see in tiny spaces. I would have probably sacrificed a wee bit of space to make the ladder a bit more of a stairs. But for a younger person (who plans on staying that way) this is perfect. I’m curious about natural light and views. Are there any windows other than the the high narrow ones along the ceiling? For security purposes (no mention of the kind of neighbourhood this is in) those windows might suffice, but, (again) for me, more light and views would make this one near perfect. Absolutely beautiful!

    • Alex June 4, 2015, 10:08 am

      Thanks, Holly! And good point on the windows. 😀

    • Brandi Cooke July 14, 2015, 12:11 am

      It does have skylight windows. That should bring in a lot of natural light. My question about the windows would be if any of them open to let in some fresh air?

  • bea June 4, 2015, 11:14 am

    i love the staircase. i think i could climb it, even with my bad knees. and the desk underneath is the perfect use of the space. as a personal choice, i would go with a regular height expandable table, as i like to entertain. for a tiny house, there is lots of room for guests without feeling crowded.

  • -billS June 4, 2015, 11:24 am

    Very nice. I appreciate the adding of a television. So many staged tiny’s do not and when you try to figure out where to put one, there’s simply no wall space. Being so high where is your preferred viewing location? I for one would have a stiff neck watching from sofa. With all fixed windows and no visible fans does it get too hot/cold in the extreme seasons? I’m a fresh air guy.

  • Marcy June 4, 2015, 11:48 am

    Bravo!

  • Dinah June 4, 2015, 12:17 pm

    Measurements would have been nice. I went to the link and found nothing.

  • Rich June 4, 2015, 1:12 pm

    Has anyone ever spent a day in a space lit only from above, or in a space devoid of windows such as an “office landscape”? No matter how nice the details, fit and finishes this place will always feel like a tomb. Might be OK if one works 12 hours/day and is only there at night but I would want another way out (such as a roof hatch from the loft). Does not get my vote, sorry 🙁

    • Kristina H Nadreau September 21, 2015, 4:50 pm

      agree. I expect he did this for security. I would suggest an area 6 by 6 that is open to sky with patio doors opening onto the tiny terrace with a tree planted and some pot plants going vertically. The area where the dining table and chairs would be good. Now everything in the space changes. changes for the better. the ceilings are high enough to add more storage to compensate for the loss of the 36 sq ft of floor space. the tv is a neck breaker for those on the couch. I think he tried to find a way to see it from the bed. I expect this is something he will change by getting 2 smaller flat screens, if he continues to want to watch from the bed. The kitchen could be reworked to add a space for dining. and there could be storage over the kitchen. I like the idea of converting the space to a dwelling.

  • Debbie Ouellette June 4, 2015, 1:15 pm

    Where was the sofa purchased ?? Love the size of this…..

  • Randy L June 4, 2015, 2:08 pm

    Nicely done interior and nice exterior facade. Although outside, it still is in a slummy looking warehouse/garage district. And inside could use some windows, maybe with bars.

  • Nats June 4, 2015, 2:30 pm

    i love it, gorgeous redo. now it’s a beautiful loft space. that staircase/ladder is amazing! tucking an office under there seems like such a clever use of space, it’s private, but still open. the only thing i think i might do differently–the bathroom in white subway tile with maybe a charcoal grout just to bring lightness into that small space, but that’s only my preference, what was done as a whole is really beautiful.

    i would also love to know where the couch came from.
    cheers!

  • Lisa E. June 4, 2015, 3:57 pm

    Wow. This is SO well done. Just love it. The space has ambience and yet there is conservation everywhere. (And I especially love the front door with the speakeasy!) This whole project is WAY kewl. Props to the builders!

  • Tammy June 4, 2015, 7:09 pm

    This is just wonderful! I love what they did with this space!

  • Tedi June 4, 2015, 7:39 pm

    I would like details on the ladder/step design. I have 120 Sq ft and no access to the loft as I need a safe way up. Have fallen 2x from ladders 10 ft up. Recently fractured ribs…

    • kristina nadreau September 21, 2015, 4:54 pm

      this looks like a custom ships ladder to me. I like that it has the 2 hand rails. so much safer. anything is better than a ladder. sacrifice the closet in this space, enlarge the sleeping loft to include closets over the kitchen

  • Rue June 4, 2015, 8:12 pm

    Very comfortable and functional, and just the right size. I like the way the high windows let in natural light without letting people see in – there’s no scenery in a back alley anyway, so normal windows would have been too much.

    Though, one would have to be younger or more agile than me to live here – I’d probably kill myself on that stair/ladder on the way down to the bathroom one night!

  • Karen P June 4, 2015, 11:18 pm

    Really well done. Very liveable.

  • Dean June 5, 2015, 12:58 am

    Very nice, but how is this place heated / cooled?
    Apologies in advance if I overlooked something.

  • Susanne June 5, 2015, 9:09 am

    Amazing! Yes, I agree-make windows lower in order to see out…:)

  • yolanda June 5, 2015, 11:06 am

    I see a washer but no storage for clothing.

  • dea June 5, 2015, 1:25 pm

    Neat! I think it has everything, I love the incorporation of the old natural brickwork! very exciting…wonder about the ladder/stair thingy, is it awkward to use?…curious… 🙂

  • Michael June 5, 2015, 8:05 pm

    This place is absolutely awesome. This is a great use of space to get everything in that one needs, but it is not crowded or pushy/stuffy. Any info on size or the locale of the build,more info would be appreciated if possible, thanks for the share.

  • Brenda Russell June 5, 2015, 8:16 pm

    Just . . . WOW! :-))

  • Jennifer seyler jacobs June 6, 2015, 12:59 pm

    Would love to know the source of the ladder. A very NY artistic loft space. Love it. The only things that bothered me were, the end kitchen counter wasn’t wide enough to cover the cabinet beneath it (get a spacer for the stovetop) and no other exit (fire safety). That’s the purpose of having windows for egress. Of course, it is a tiny space… yet perhaps sprinkers? I know $$$ over safety.

  • Carole June 8, 2015, 2:14 am

    Great conversion! Wonderful recycling of a small space. It may not have a fire escape but it does appear to me to have skylights which would allow egress to the roof in an emergency I imagine. I would not like to live in it unless I was working full time and I guess that is what it is meant to be a habitation for a city worker. Well done mate 🙂

  • Tina Carroll June 8, 2015, 7:09 am

    just wondering where I could purchase a similar door – It’s beautiful. Love the use of the space – it seems so open.

  • Kate June 11, 2015, 9:42 am

    I think it is sweet! Safety issues? If done to code, it ought to be alright. I can see this as a ‘townhouse’ when in from the country for a few days or for the week. When I lived in Miami, FL the RNs at hospital would have a 7/70 type of rotation. Work 70 hours for 7 days and be off for 7 days. Many would come in for two weeks each month to work and leave town again. I could see this working in such a case. Perhaps with room for a stack washer and dryer. Just enough room for resting and eating between shifts.

  • Patty June 14, 2015, 6:15 pm

    Very nicely done!

  • Nori July 13, 2015, 3:18 pm

    One of my pet peeves is a toilet visible from the living space. Why do designers do that? Ugh. Other than that, love the space. I would have liked to see the desk and shelves as extensions of the ladder/stair. The desk, as is, appears as an afterthought instead of a part of the whole design.

    • Storm June 5, 2016, 3:37 pm

      Agreed. I have a plumber friend and he once said to never put the toilet where someone is staring straight at you when they open the door, just in case…lol

  • Dawn July 13, 2015, 3:24 pm

    I love it. Brick is always the best way to go. I would have made the area under the stairs a closet but, that’s because I like my clothes. Otherwise, it’s really tasteful.

  • Susan July 13, 2015, 9:34 pm

    Very nicely done, but would need the “stairs” to be more stairs and less like a ladder, otherwise, I could easily live here.

  • paul June 4, 2016, 5:38 pm

    In what municipality is this located? Obviously one in which…..there are no safety codes or they built under the radar.
    1. There is no landing at the front entrance….you step up and, more importantly, you step down at the doorway, coming out of the building. Not important? Tell that to the person who sues you when they fall….
    2. Again, the severely pitched ladder access to the loft is soooo non code…..I get it that a “mobile home” has different criteria…..this is a full foundation living space.
    3. The comments about how “great” this space is….only looking at the glitz…..how about when you miss a step in the middle of the night and slam your head on that hard floor?
    4. I enjoy the website but, every time I open it, I have to wait for the “down-load our small house plans, blah blah blah…..did that and it still shows up EVERY TIME!!!

  • Sharon June 4, 2016, 7:08 pm

    Very high end finish out!
    This space is what it is, space.
    It isn’t about anyone requiring fresh air, open windows, or a room with a view.
    It’s a great crash pad. Possibly in a gritty prime location and voila! Question is, now where do you park?

  • Don Robarge June 4, 2016, 8:00 pm

    Love every inch, Especially the laundry, Nice!!

  • Betty Koci June 4, 2016, 9:11 pm

    Absolutely love it. I would move there in a heartbeat. The only thing I can see that i would change for myself would be using sofa beds. My husband is disabled and would never b able to make the stairs. But I would sure leave the loft for visiting young ones. <3

  • Bonnie Harvey June 5, 2016, 10:23 am

    The high narrow horizontal windows do provide some natural light. I think the roof patio idea would really finish this place in a nice way, but perhaps it’s not allowed by zoning?

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