For the last almost two years, I’ve been staring out my back window at the dilapidated garage workshop in my backyard. The siding was faded. The garage door was broken. It was ugly. But given my eye for seeing beyond the ugly, I not only saw design potential, I saw house-hacking, income-producing potential! I had grand plans of creating a garage Airbnb!
Garage Airbnb Curb Appeal Project
If you’re playing catch-up, you’ll want to check out this post before I started working on the garage. I partnered with Home Depot on Phase 1 of this project: the curb appeal overhaul.
This phase really only had one goal: to make it NOT look like a garage! And with the help of Home Depot, my mission was accomplished!
The ultimate goal for this detached garage is to become an income-producing property- house hacking at its finest! But before it can produce income, several updates are planned for this tiny space! From inside and out, from top to bottom, this entire garage is getting a major face lift. In phase 1, I focused on the curb appeal of this project. How can I make it not look like an actual garage? Well, it was easier than you might think!
This project truly was outside of my comfort zone. While I’ve flipped houses before, I’ve never converted a garage, nor have I transformed non-living quarters into a cozy income-producing livable space! But despite the challenges, I’ve so enjoyed this new outlet of creativity & design!
The biggest change came from removing the broken non-working garage door & install new steel french doors. With the new doors, some modern hardware & paint, the garage no longer looked like a garage!
The fun part of this project was creating a design that was fun & cheerful, clean & modern, and appealing to future Airbnb guests. After my sunroom remodel, I’ve been crushing hard on black & white combos and love how it turned out for this space!
The DIY Lemon Wreath project was my final touch for the curb appeal.
All of Phase 1 was a fun collaboration with Home Depot. From numerous visits to their stores & many late nights scouring their website, I was able to make my goal of making the garage NOT look like a garage! To see all the details & more info on this fun project & collaboration, check out Home Depot’s blog!