Friday, August 03, 2012

The (Almost) Finished Garage

I'm finally ready to post some before and after pictures of the garage even though it isn't quite done.  We finished with the structural and cosmetic work, but we still don't have our workbench or storage cabinets because they are currently installed in the kitchen.  We will be gutting the kitchen in a few months and then I can finally have my garage cabinets.  But even without the additional storage the garage is looking better and is more functional than it has ever been.  Just a reminder of what we had when we closed on the house a year ago:
 And what it's looking like now
The back has gone from this:
To This: 

The weather-beaten west side
 Looks more like a guest house than a garage
 And on the inside it's gone from this mess:
To a fully finished interior:
The color scheme isn't what I had envisioned.  We grabbed off-white paint by mistake and the green accent color was a $5 mistint from Lowes.  So the color scheme is a little more English cottage than masculine garage but I'm sick of painting so we'll stick with it.

The future work bench and cabinets will next to the wire shelving where we are currently storing windows.  Right now the work bench and cabinets are installed in the kitchen so we'll have to wait a few more months before they can move to the garage.
  The goal is to keep the left side of the garage clear so we can park the highlander during the winter and use the right side of the garage as our shop.  We'll see if it actually works out that way. 

1 comment:

Shasha Kidd said...

Nice! We just made the same transformation. Enjoy.