Behind our log cabin at the lake is a 2 1/2 car garage. Steps from inside the garage lead up to a bunk room which presently is one large room with 4 beds, small closets, and storage area. There are French doors leading out to a 10x12 deck looking towards the lake. My goal is to add a bathroom with shower, and divide the remaining space into 2 bedrooms (3 if possible but don't think 3 will fit) as well as common area for hanging out with couch, tv, etc. I have envisioned large sliding doors, or walls that could open so it appears to be larger area, but able to close off for privacy. I envision one room to be a larger bunk room, possibly with 2 bottom beds that are full or queen sized, with single beds up top. I have also thought a Murphy bed in the smaller room and maybe out in the common area to save space and allow for times when more people are, or eventually with grandchildren and more family. I would also like to not have to go through the garage to get to the stairs. There are vaulted high ceiling and will want to dress up the homemade 2x6 trusses.
I would also consider allocating the lakeside lower level of the garage to be converted to a suite, placing a sliding glass door underneath the deck. I will insulate the garage. My only concern is giving up the garage for vehicles. I would like some counter space for coffee, small refrigerator, and microwave. I saw a neat wall unit for flat screen that allowed you to rotate in wall so could face common room or bedroom? Backside was shelling unit.
Design that has creative ideas and use of space to accomplish the primary goals of the space. I am not wanting to spend an exorbitant amount of money but am willing to spend enough to make it nice. In addition to being a nice spot for my college aged kids, I want the space to be comfortable and private for bringing up other couples to the cabin.