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Old 12-16-2012, 06:23 PM
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New Garage/Office Started

We broke ground this week on my new garage-down/office-up. Will not be on par with some of the garages on here but it is mine and it is paid for. So i am not complaining. Will keep you updated on the build. Here is my Car in front of her new home. New Garage will be added on to the main house by means of covered carport/breezeway. 28X40 with 1- 9' wide door and 1- 18' wide door. Upstairs will be the office which in reality will be a two bedroom 1 1/2 bath house w/ full kitchen and laundry room. I figured i would make good use of it no matter what happens in the future.
 
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:49 PM
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Can't say that I've seen black cinder blocks before - looking good so far.

Looks like you got a decent amount of land there.
 
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:32 PM
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LOL, The blocks are just wet.. It has been very rainy the last couple of days. They are regular block. There are two lots that I put together in my subdivision and made one big lot, which really isn't very big, but it works for want I want/need right now. I will post more pics tomorrow.


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Can't say that I've seen black cinder blocks before - looking good so far.

Looks like you got a decent amount of land there.
 
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:11 PM
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Here are some more pics as the framing takes shape. Weather has been terrible with just two days of framing so far.
 
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Coming along despite the rain! Moduline cabinets ordered. Furniture for upstairs ordered, including cabinets and office furniture. Will be roofing and tying into main house this week. Should be able to pour slab end of week if the rain holds off. Next plumbing, electrical, HVAC and then local inspection. Here is another pic. Will take some more today.
 
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Coming along. First sunny day since we began framing. Decided on industrial grade epoxy for the floor covering.
 
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Nice updates.

Is the section connecting the two structures going to be a giant car port? How many cars will fit in the new garage? Looks like you got three in the house.

That front lawn has a crap hill I would hate to mow it.... LOL.
 
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:55 AM
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The section connecting the two structures is going to be a carport area that will tie in with my back yard flagstone patio around our pond. The underside of the breezeway and carport will be finished with cedar post and tongue and groove ceiling. I am putting a couple of hanging fans under the carport so it will double as carport and sitting area. The new garage has two bays, one 9' and one 18'. It will fit three cars and have a mechanical room behind the stairs for the hot water heater, compressor and furnace. The front hill is not as bad as it looks, one of my neighbors mows it and it takes about 4 minutes with his mower...LOL.
 
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Would you mind giving a rough estimate on the cost to build this? Minus all of the luxuries you are putting in? i am considering doing something like this with my house and just curious on the cost.
 
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xamfed - I don't really know at this time. I should be able to give you a pretty good idea in about two weeks. I knew I wanted to build it so it didn't really matter what it was going to cost so I didn't take the time to spec it out. I have already bought and paid for all of the interior just waiting on some of the framing to be done and I will add it all up. It is pretty much a 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath house sitting on top of a three car garage.
 
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Yes... I'm Curious about the estimate as well...
Looks like a great project. I'm interested because we are house shopping and can't find anything with more than a 3 car garage now. I'm looking for 5+ and this add would make other houses doable...

Looks good!
 
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I will post an estimate as soon as I have some of the cost worked out. Hopefully it turns out like I planned it. Sometimes things just don't look or work like they are planned, but so far it is working out great.

DT007 - Where in Atlanta are you located? I am from Marietta.
 
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I'm in Cumming/Alpharetta.

We are moving further south into Alpharetta, Johns Creek, or Roswell. As mentioned, tough finding enough garage space, see avitar. (5 cars now)...

Keep the pics coming.
 
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I am in Roswell. DT007, have you ever looked at E3storage?
 
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Yes... I bought my race car from one of the owners..

I have a 28' Tag hauler that my race car sits in.. But I still want more garage space @ the house...
 

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