After a whole-house remodel, our clients called on us to organize them back into their cool, modern, industrial home in Danville, CA. The garage was the one part of the home untouched.

Situation: Because the home is set into a hill, the garage is the introduction to the home for anyone pulling up the driveway. Simple white cabinets would not do. What’s more, the family needed the garage to fit two cars, two Harley motorcycles, and a golf cart.

Solution: The garage needed to set the stage for the modern aesthetic inside. Two fixed elements drove the design: a crawl space door that couldn’t be enlarged or moved and an HVAC room. We managed our partner vendors for demolition and hauling, construction, flooring, cabinets, paint, four different wall finishes, electrical and lighting features. The new garage fit everything they needed and used regularly, in addition to all of their vehicles.

Design details: a custom peg board that swings open to access the crawl space, Italian laminate cabinetry with a custom toe kick, a floating shoe shelf installed into the sand-molded brick wall with overhead barn lights to illuminate the featured art, epoxy floor, sensored overhead lighting, barn lights and under-cabinet lighting, black matte hardware, pullout shelves, a Stikwood feature wall with adjacent cabinets to store and showcase the couple’s motorcycle gear.

This garage won a national design award in 2021.

This project was photographed by Thomas Kuoh. 

Project scope: Organized the entire home interior. Designed the garage and managed the remodel. Organized the garage after the remodel.

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