Auto garage converted into industrial chic pad

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This former auto garage has been converted into an industrial chic pad for first time homeowner’s Spencer Steed and his fiancé, Alex Toveyin in Salt Lake City, Utah. The couple wanted to make this gritty-cool space into a comfortable home. Comprised of 2,000 square feet of living space, the one bedroom, one bathroom home is in keeping with the existing raw style, where mechanic shop-inspired décor, rustic salvaged pieces and unfinished surfaces create an industrial vibe that still feels like home. In the picture above, two school bus seats were welded together to form a bench in the mudroom, given to Steed from his grandfather. Steed and Tovey give the previous owner credit for a big portion of the space’s incredibly unique design aesthetic.

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The shoe rack is a re-purposed set of utility shelves the previous owner left behind.

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A large dining table given to the couple dominates the former garage area. Slide-up doors open to a patio. Steed works on his motorcycles in this space, a great distraction from college homework.

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Most of the design elements and furnishings have been salvaged, refinished and re-purposed from military surplus stores and scrap yards.

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Steed made the coffee table from reclaimed wood, which he then painted.

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This metal Tanker desk came from an online local classifieds site for only $17.

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The bedroom maintains a gritty appeal, with gray cinderblock walls, concrete floors and exposed fixtures. The American Oil sign had been left outside the apartment when the couple moved in.

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Corrugated fiberglass panels attached to plywood on steel framing make up the bedroom walls. The closet door is weathered steel and slides on a track attached to the ceiling.

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The couple sanded old military boxes found at Smith and Edwards, coated them with polyurethane, stacked them up and added simple baskets to create a dresser.

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The commercial sink and prep counter came from a restaurant supply store next door.

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The previous owner installed the dentist’s lights above the kitchen island.

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Raw and unfinished surface’s define the style of this apartment, walls were patched and primed and left exposed.

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A steel surgical sink is the main focal point in the bathroom.

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Photos: Lucy Call

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frederick joswick
6 years ago


frederick joswick
6 years ago