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Project: Garage Expansion 2021

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Short backstory: I had a 30 x 30 garage at my previous house, moved to the country with a newly built house....with a front attached garage "For Her". So I settled on a 26 x 26 detached for myself, thinking all the gardening crap, bikes, etc would stay in the attached garage....I don't need as large a shop. HATED it since day one. So here we are 7 yrs later and I'm going to add on 14' to my garage. Hopefully I feel more at home after this is done.

Anyways....a couple of before pics. Concrete getting poured tomorrow. I will update as it progresses.

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Garages are like gun safes. Get bigger than you think you’ll need because you will fill it. Good luck with the build, it’s going to be nice!
 
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Main pad poured today. Sidewalk and apron tomorrow...




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What were you finding deficient? Just not enough space? Squinting at the little picture I thought your drill press was a freaking trolling motor at first. Teach me to keep my glasses on and click on the picture. Can't wait to watch the progress and hope it makes the space more pleasing for you.
 

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That looks like shit sunny!

lol, funning with you man, that's an awesome set up.
 

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Best advice I got when building mine was to make it as big as would fit on the property. I was hesitant to do that, but now that I've been using it a few years I actually wish I could have made it even a bit bigger.
 

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I did mine longways with two doors and 28X46
Having done some suspension work recently on the ground, on concrete in my garage I have decided when I get to Tampa, a full blown garage will be a must.
 

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Best advice I got when building mine was to make it as big as would fit on the property. I was hesitant to do that, but now that I've been using it a few years I actually wish I could have made it even a bit bigger.
This is what I tell my construction clients. Always.
 
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Sidewalk and apron poured today, sealed everything. Trusses and lumber all dropped off.




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Coming along quite nicely man. Beautiful country there too.
 

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Best advice I got when building mine was to make it as big as would fit on the property. I was hesitant to do that, but now that I've been using it a few years I actually wish I could have made it even a bit bigger.
I get it now...when my first one went up..I thought WTF..this a monster..I'll never use all this room..5 yrs later I put up another one..I'm outta room again...my wife said stop buyin stuff...no more garages...
 

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Sidewalk and apron poured today, sealed everything. Trusses and lumber all dropped off.




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I like your neighbors

None !!!
 

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I get it now...when my first one went up..I thought WTF..this a monster..I'll never use all this room..5 yrs later I put up another one..I'm outta room again...my wife said stop buyin stuff...no more garages...
Ya my wife is wondering when she can park inside
I said you have the kitchen
 
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I like your neighbors

None !!!
I have neighbors....we are in an acreage subdivision. That’s a new house being built behind my garage....


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Today’s progress...




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Love this thread, spurs me on to get on with mine.

Hoping for around 48 wide x 24ft with 2 double doors or bigger if possible. Am thinking of roller shutter to hide the workshop part and glass door the other side, garage will sit sideways on the plot so could be nice sitting on the deck with the garage lit at night.

Going to take some measurements of my odd shaped plot at the weekend. I want to do it without planning permission from local government. Theres a percentage limit we can do without needing authority and I've already got an extension on the house that has to be included in the allowance.

It'll be bigger than the shit houses they have unfortunately just built next door, shame it can only be 13ft tall and not block them out entirely.
 

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Once you're dried in their going to remove the "old" front wall correct?
 
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Once you're dried in their going to remove the "old" front wall correct?
Yessir. I'm going to take the big door out monday...likely re-install in the new front Tues or Wed.
 

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