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Old 11-13-20, 06:21 PM
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That's going to be a handsome man-cave. I moved to a new place last winter, and the original plan was to have the bikes and the wife's car in the garage. Well, that didn't happen.
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Old 11-13-20, 06:30 PM
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Looks like a nice bike dormer on top!
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Old 11-13-20, 07:03 PM
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The only thing I don't understand is why you would put a car in there.

That said, ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy.
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Old 11-13-20, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
the garage door wasnt very good for bike photos
Very important IMO
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Old 11-13-20, 08:42 PM
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Consider a garage door(s) that swing out. Overhead doors eat a lot of space. I have a big garage and if I wore pants, I'd replace at least one roll up door with swing out double doors or sliding doors across both stalls. They are a pain maybe but they could be automated.
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Old 11-14-20, 10:58 AM
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Is the loft going to be your new home when you tell your wife the van won't fit?
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Old 11-14-20, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
Consider a garage door(s) that swing out. Overhead doors eat a lot of space. I have a big garage and if I wore pants, I'd replace at least one roll up door with swing out double doors or sliding doors across both stalls. They are a pain maybe but they could be automated.
If he is ok with the look, roll up doors don't use much space.
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Old 11-14-20, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by gthomson View Post
Is the loft going to be your new home when you tell your wife the van won't fit?
You know, I just may be able to fit a bed up there. Almost like it was designed as such...
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Old 11-14-20, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Schreck83 View Post
"Wife thinks we will be parking in here..."
Common expectation. I suppose it could happen
Seven years ago we moved to a house with a very large two-car garage and a 16' wide door. My wife thought the same thing and it hasn't happened yet. Priorities.
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Old 11-14-20, 03:09 PM
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I think that after six months have passed, you'll kick yourself for not applying for a permit and build things a tad bigger.
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Old 11-14-20, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by gthomson View Post
Is the loft going to be your new home when you tell your wife the van won't fit?
She'll just make you downsize to a Golf Wagon. Might free up two bikes worth of space and be totally worth it.
I'd design and build a second small garden shed in the back corner, enough room to wrench one bike comfortably. Bury a 12 gauge cable in a shallow trench, insulate, light it well with leds and work in there. Use old exterior wood and integrate it into the environment. No permits.
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Old 11-14-20, 11:30 PM
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She'll just make you downsize to a Golf Wagon. Might free up two bikes worth of space and be totally worth it.
I'd design and build a second small garden shed in the back corner, enough room to wrench one bike comfortably. Bury a 12 gauge cable in a shallow trench, insulate, light it well with leds and work in there. Use old exterior wood and integrate it into the environment. No permits.
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Old 11-15-20, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
I would have liked a few extra feet but in the land of postage stamp lots in the big city we would have had to go to city council to get approval to build any larger. This would be a significant cost and add on as much as half a year or more to the permit time. As it is we are within 0.01% of allowable lot coverage.

Plus, we need that lot coverage for the addition in the future.

The new garage is 13'x21'. I was able to fit the car into the old 11x21 garage but it wasnt expansive and didnt leave a lot of room with the ladders and such mounted on the walls. This should work a bit better plus allow some side storage.

If anyone has some good bike storage ideas for small spaces I am all ears.
I'd have been tempted to cash out and move to a larger place. Obviously, I'm not much of a city person any more.

It definitely is an improvement and will help resale if you decide to go that route in the future.
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Old 11-17-20, 03:11 AM
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As others have said, priorities. Move the car into a car canopy.

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Old 11-22-20, 03:24 PM
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Some progress



Some setbacks

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Old 11-22-20, 03:59 PM
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I hope there's a door on that garage so the bikes are protected!
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Old 11-22-20, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gthomson View Post
I hope there's a door on that garage so the bikes are protected!
I'm a victim of manufacturing delays. Maybe next week, maybe next month. That's ok, I understand everything is taking longer and hope they can build the doors and stay healthy.
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Old 11-22-20, 11:21 PM
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Guess my wife really loves me. I have four in the house as "wall art" One in the bedroom, one in the dining room, two in the living room. The rest are in my workshop.
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Old 11-22-20, 11:49 PM
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I am loving all the windows. It is turning our real nice. Is the right in the picture facing south?
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Nice!

Amazingly clean construction site! My wife and I just remodeled our house and the thing that bothered me that I didn't anticipate was the constant trash everywhere. Your neighbors don't know how lucky they are! Good luck as you finish and move in!
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I am loving all the windows. It is turning our real nice. Is the right in the picture facing south?
Those 4 windows are facing north. Unfortunately the back has a view of a fence and the south a view of the neighbours garage so we opted for east and north exposure. I have interior lighting so they're mostly for architectural interest.

The contractor has been quite good with taking away the garbage but I have been going out and tidying, raking and gathering up the little bits of wood and nails that seem to find themselves everywhere. 98% of the leaves have fallen off the trees as well so it was a good time to clean up the yard, eavestroughs and winterize the yard.

It appears as though the siding wont arrive until next week so updates may be a bit lacking. Framing passed inspection and electrical rough in inspection is next.
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Great-looking garage!

I feel your pain regarding setbacks and other restrictions. A couple of years after our second son was born I designed and built a new 2-car garage and converted the existing one into a family room, which is now my wife's art studio. (Both are attached, but the floor plan worked much out better this way.)

I had to go with a code-minimum 2-car garage because of setback restrictions, but I have pegboard for tools with two shelves above on one side, floor-to-ceiling shelves on the other, and the bikes hanging from the rafters on bicycle storage hooks. It's a bit tight, but it works, and I am glad to have secure parking for cars and bikes.
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My one-car garage currently has my car, plus seven bikes. Dream the dream.
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Very nice Service Course. I am thinking about a 10 foot by 20 foot prefab.
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