Most people who think of dollhouses and the rooms contained within don’t think of a garage. A garage is not a typical room found within the dollhouse, but it can be both an unexpected and welcome addition, especially if realism is an important aspect of your project. Adding a garage to your dollhouse involves adding a “wing” or an extension to the house. Houseworks makes a free-standing dollhouse garage kit that features a working door, and can be added to any dollhouse or used as a standalone garage.
There are many miniatures you can display in your dollhouse garage. A car or motorcycle is an obvious choice, but the inside of a garage can feature many other dollhouse garage miniatures. Consider adding yard equipment such as a miniature lawn mower, shovels, pitch forks, push brooms or even a trash can filled with garbage. Other items that are typically included in a garage are workshop-related including a miniature dollhouse workbench and pegboard to hang miniature tools. Complementary accessories along this line including sawhorses, ladders and metal tool boxes. Island Crafts & Miniatures is one of our favorite makers of detailed miniature tool products for a workshop or garage project.
You can also make hanging storage racks and add cardboard boxes handmade from brown card stock. A hanging miniature bicycle is also a common item found in a garage. There are many different design directions you can take your dollhouse garage. If you have one, look to your own garage for inspiration. It’s an uncommon and unexpected room in a dollhouse that will leave all those who look at your dollhouse amazed at your creativity and your ability to capture realism in a miniature display.