When asked to convert an old unused garage into a cozy living space for their client’s grandmother, Best Practice Architecture went above and beyond expectations. They created the Granny Pad, a beautiful cabin-like structure with a black exterior and an extension at the back.
By converting the old garage into a living space the clients offered the grandma a separate place to live that’s still very close to them
It’s one of the most impressive and inspiring garage transformations we can think of and we can’t wait to share with you all the details. The before and after images give you a hint of just how much the garage was transformed but in order to understand the whole process we need to also check out the interior.
The matte black exterior gives the Granny Pad a modern look and helps it blend into the landscapeThere’s a separate entrance at the back which accessed the loft area above the bathroomThe front door is bring pink and add a quirky touch of color to the designInside, the pad is surprisingly bright and open thanks to the newly added windows and skylights
In total, the Granny Pad offers 53 square meters (571 square feet) of living space organized into two sections. There’s the original garage at the front which contains the entrance, the kitchenette and the sitting room and the new addition at the back which houses the sleeping area, bathroom and dressing room. The bathroom is the only enclosed space and everything else forms a large open floor plan with easy access and seamless transitions. On the outside, the Granny Pad is clad in black vertical boards with matching shingles on the roof and a bright pink front door which cheers up the entire design.
The light plywood surfaces create a warm and inviting ambiance while keeping the decor bright and simpleThe kitchenette has a small window and a skylight and looks super cute and friendlyThe sleeping area is not a separate space but is placed at the back of the house which gives it sufficient privacyThere’s a loft area above the bathroom which is used mostly for storagethe bathroom is small and is also the only fully enclosed space inside the original structure and the new additionThe front door offers easy access into the garden and the glass panel lets in additional sunlight