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1/10/2012

23 days to a New Garage!

The new brick was wet, so it appears darker than the house, but it is the same brick.
We decided that we needed a hobby garage (One bay for me to do my furniture projects in and one bay for hubby to have some kind of hobby car in.) and asked our builder friend (who is totally awesome) to build it for us. We also thought we would get a big fat 'NO' from him because he usually only builds large custom homes. But lucky for us, he had a short window of time and in 23 days we had our new two car garage!



Here is the process in pictures!
This is the before picture. See the space straight up the driveway, that is where the new garage was built.
Another before picture.
The Crab Apple trees were cleared away and a portion of the sidewalk removed.
The foundation was poured.
The framing was done. 2 x 6 walls, cellulose insulation.
The roof was done during a small snow storm!
The brick is almost done here.
Our builder attached the garage to the house with a little roof over the sidewalk. There is a people door on the side going from one garage to the other.
We are so happy and excited about this new space. We had to buy 4 new garage doors to get them all matching, so these windows are real vs. the ones that I had painted on. The brick appears darker because when I took the picture, the brick had just been washed when it was completed. The inside is all sheet-rocked and painted with baseboard and trim. There is a pull down ladder for the 500 sq. foot space in the attic for me to store my unfinished smaller furniture pieces and scrap wood pieces.

The masons did an awesome job with matching the circle medallion from the front of our existing garage. If you look at the old garage door area, you will notice the white wood above the doors. The mason is coming back tomorrow to brick that space to match what he did above the garage doors on the new one. UPDATE: The mason's came back and laid brick above our old garage doors. Now it looks finished. We appreciate our builder for the great job and attention to detail. Now I am ready for spring so I can landscape around it! And if I hadn't been here everyday, I wouldn't have believed that it could be finished like this in only 23 days!


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22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful space for the two of you to share.

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  2. I'm so happy for you, Terry! It looks beautiful and will be such a great space for you to work in.

    Your house looks gorgeous as well! I've got to come by soon and get the grand tour!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  3. Ooooh, I'm so jealous. I have been wanting a detached garage for so long. Lucky you! Congrats!

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  4. Terry, how nice. We added a separate garage for hubby's car hobby a few years ago. His is not finished inside. Maybe one day. I told him I may need a piece of it if I do furniture to sale. He will just have to learn to share. He has an upstairs room in his that I would love to use, but we can't haul furniture up and down stairs.

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  5. This looks like it has always belonged there! And lucky you to have "your own space" to play!!

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  6. Terry they did a beautiful job! It looks wonderful, you must be thrilled!

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  7. Looks like it has always been there. Great job by the builder. It will be wonderful to have that much space for hobbies.

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  8. What a great blog you have and I love your new hobby garage. Your builder did an awesome job it looks like it belongs to the house. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. How lucky are you!!! This space will be perfect for you! Hubs is always complaining that we do not park in our garage and i take up too much space. Love it Terry!

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  10. I love..... your house! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and making a comment on the Damask Tray Memo Board.

    Beth
    http://alyssabeth1.blogspot.com/

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  11. Terry, What a wonderful addition to your home! I know you will enjoy having all that new space. Thanks for joining the Open House Party this week. xo,
    Sherry

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  12. How exciting, a brand spanking new work space!!!

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  13. ooh, fabulous! and all in that short time line? yeesh. i need a hobby garage now..i wish!

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  14. It looks fantastic and matches perfectly! How nice to have all that space to create, store things, etc.

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  15. Love your new garage and the attached walk through. So nice. Pat

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  16. Looks like it has always been there. And it is pretty to look at, too. And aren't you the lucky one to have a new place to work on projects. Congrats

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  17. LOL....love that term Hobby Garage. Wish I had one.

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  18. your home is so beautiful, and how wonderful to have a 4 car garage! your builder blended the new garage perfectly, too:)

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  19. Wow! Beautiful garage...and your home too. Found you while checking out everything on Junkintheirtrunk's linky party (my sisters' blog). Your one of my favorites so far. Good job!

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  20. Your home is beautiful. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment.

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  21. Very nice! The work done is very fine, and it's great that it was done so quickly. The place looks secure and well made, and there's no doubt that you guys will enjoy using the space for your furniture projects and car stuff.

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