For many, the idea of above-the-garage living drums up images of a teen trying to break from parental control. Well, this project by designer Alykhan Velji proves that sentiment very wrong and takes small-space living to the next level. In what he viewed as a unique design challenge, an above-the-garage property was contoured into a multi-layered apartment featuring a lounge, bar, room, and more.
“The homeowners love to entertain and wanted a space where they could host parties but also have overnight guests,” Velji says. Their goal was to create a lounge-style atmosphere without feeling like a typical game room." With its film-noir palette, customized features, and unexpected materials, such as the black-bamboo etched backsplash in the bar area, the rooms read more luxury suite than grandma's garage. Looking for inspiration on how to reimagine your own small nook? Look no further.171