Everyone has unique needs when it comes to their garages. At Garage for You, we completed a gable garage for a client in Wilmette who wanted a loft area to use as a man cave or spare room. Check out this project involving a Wilmette gable garage with storage.
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The client wanted a detached garage on their property in Wilmette. The design included a large gable roof with a steep pitch to provide more space in the interior for a loft. A gable roof includes two slopes with flat, triangular ends referred to as gables.
The garage included a wood-paneled door to match the aesthetic of the rest of the garage and property. We went with a dark stain that matched the surrounding fencing. Everything from the trim to the exterior lights was selected to create a consistent look.
The interior included space for a vehicle. It also included a loft, which is a space built directly under the roof. A floor with a drop-down attic ladder was built to convert the space into an extra room. The loft was carpeted and wired for electricity. As you can see from the picture, the client turned the loft into an extra living space, complete with a mini fridge, a couch, chairs, lighting, and a TV mounted to the wall.
Other features included windows in the loft facing the front and back of the garage. We also added a side door for access to the interior of the garage.
The resulting garage is a great example of what can be done with limited space. The garage made good use of the client’s available land and even added an extra room in the form of a converted loft.
If you are interested in a garage or carport enclosure for your home, contact the experts at Garage for You to learn more. We serve customers in Wilmette and the surrounding Chicago area.