Elevators of various designs can make more room in the garage by either lifting or lowering the car out of the way. Several options are available, including four-post hydraulic systems and a scissors platform, and they needn't be restricted to garages, writes Eric Butterman. "In San Diego, we had a customer living right by the bay who put two of these in his backyard. There was grass on top. Below on one lift there was a boat and, on another, jet skis," said Brad Davies, president of American Custom Lifts.