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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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I got this idea after Eternal's thread of the amazing garages, plus a similar thread on another forum I'm on (Mustang).

Here's mine. It really isn't anything special, but it works out well for me. The garage itself is below my living room, and walks right into my basement. It's kind of cramped sometimes, but you can get pretty much anything done in it. It's got a great workshop space to the side, plenty of storage, and is in fact, air conditioned and heated.


From the driveway looking in on where my baby sleeps.


Looking over my car into the workshop area. Yes, the workbench does have enough room to rebuild a motor on it, have your laptop setup and still have room to spare.


This wall is the bane of my existence. If it wasn't here, working on the ass end of a car would be so much easier in the garage, especially if you wanted the garage door closed with the car in the garage. But alas, it's load bearing, so I can't take out that annoying little 2 or 3 foot section.


The corner where most of the tools and lawn equipment rest.


Better view of the workshop, as you can see, I do have plenty of storage.


Final corner of the garage looking out to the opening.

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I want a garage

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[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=160859.msg3417836#msg3417836 date=1258270336]

This wall is the bane of my existence. If it wasn't here, working on the ass end of a car would be so much easier in the garage, especially if you wanted the garage door closed with the car in the garage. But alas, it's load bearing, so I can't take out that annoying little 2 or 3 foot section.
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What about replacing the wall with just a pole at the end, like the kind you see in basements holding the ceiling up? That way at least you could walk through there with out going all the way around the car.



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I dont get a garage again until Christmas


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[quote author=halo0 link=topic=160859.msg3418053#msg3418053 date=1258304550]

What about replacing the wall with just a pole at the end, like the kind you see in basements holding the ceiling up? That way at least you could walk through there with out going all the way around the car.
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Good idea indeed. Would still be less than perfect, but would allow skinny ole Brent to be able to walk around it.
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That wall looks like it would be hella fun to take a sledge hammer to.



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[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=160859.msg3418160#msg3418160 date=1258312346]
[quote author=halo0 link=topic=160859.msg3418053#msg3418053 date=1258304550]

What about replacing the wall with just a pole at the end, like the kind you see in basements holding the ceiling up? That way at least you could walk through there with out going all the way around the car.
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Good idea indeed. Would still be less than perfect, but would allow skinny ole Brent to be able to walk around it.
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If you have the money, place the jack (thats what the pole is called) back further in your basement, and use a steel IBEAM to span the area. Have an engineer certify it and you are golden!!

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[quote author=halo0 link=topic=160859.msg3418317#msg3418317 date=1258322013]
That wall looks like it would be hella fun to take a sledge hammer to.
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Oh yes. Trust me, I want to. First time I parked the mustang in the garage I was cursing the wall like crazy. But I think a jack hammer is more in order, that shits solid concrete. It's the old foundation of the house. The garage and the living room were an add on in the 1950's or something like that.

Given time, and money, and depending on what the lady and I decide to do in the future as far as moving into a different house in a few years, or having more kids, I'd like to get a remodel done on the basement and garage.

What I would like to do, is dig the floor of the basement out another foot or so beneath the house, to allow for more headroom so a drop ceiling system could be installed, and then modify the stairway into the basement so you wouldn't have to duck coming down the stairs to avoid hitting your head. In the process install a sump pump / french drain around the perimeter of the basement and level out the basement floor so any potential water issues wouldn't be a problem and would allow for a level surface. Install hardwood / pergo floors, and add a bathroom, plus close off the furnace and AC units into a seperate utility room, same with the washer and dryer. And then I could potentially use the rest of the basement for a proper man cave, and perhaps add another bedroom. As far as the garage, turn it into a 2 car garage, and add a deck.

But, as always, shit in one hand, wish in the other, see which fills up first. I can easily imagine a project of that undertaking costing $75k at the bare minimum.

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