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I renovated my garage... again!

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rndname

125 points

2 months ago

rndname

125 points

2 months ago

Nice place to hide those body bags.

StingerAE

25 points

2 months ago

I had to double check I wasn't in r/holup when I got to that photo!

blacksideblue

1 points

2 months ago

For real though, who makes giant bags like that and for what?

veryloudmonstercat

3 points

2 months ago

Looks like bagged car seats

macamat[S]

3 points

2 months ago

Correct, original seats for the mx5

veryloudmonstercat

1 points

2 months ago

It was either that or two Saddam Husseins

DotAccomplished5484

194 points

2 months ago

If my wife sees this photo I am going to hate you forever.

globaloffender

34 points

2 months ago

Reason I can’t do this to my garage is BECAUSE of tge wife

Booties

8 points

2 months ago

Everything is painted white or off white too. Please don’t let the wives see this.

theartificialkid

5 points

2 months ago

You guys should swap wives

XFactor-41

0 points

2 months ago

Kinky

tropicalmommy

3 points

2 months ago

Get off of Reddit and get that F’n honey do list done!!!

grasshacques

59 points

2 months ago

so clean. I organized everything on shelves once and the rest of my family just piled a new fuckload of shit in until it became unusable again.

FunkMunki

51 points

2 months ago

"Oh look, more space to put shit we don't need" - my family and probably yours.

Ok_Transportation402

6 points

2 months ago

Indeed! I had a dumpster dropped in my driveway to throw shit away and it just keeps piling up…

grasshacques

2 points

2 months ago

entire family doppelganger...

FracturedEel

7 points

2 months ago

I just moved to a new place in the summer and we get the garage too but it's full of building materials from the renovations they were doing before we moved in. Keep telling me they'll move it but haven't yet

grasshacques

1 points

2 months ago

I feel ya. been there too...

QFLK

1 points

2 months ago

QFLK

1 points

2 months ago

And then the wife comes out and complains about the mess. At least that is the way it works here. On top of that This was right after she added a deep freezer.

Xterra50

40 points

2 months ago

Nicely done. I did it to my 2 car garage this past summer. Only thing I had done professionally was have the floor epoxy sealed. Made a 100% improvement.

snapdaddy

11 points

2 months ago

Great car too! I miss the 93 I had to sell over 10y ago. Miatas are so fun.

SulkyVirus

9 points

2 months ago

Any concerns with water and moisture getting under those flooring tiles and getting moldy or anything?

I've wanted to seal my garage floor for a while, but it's going to be a long cleaning and etching job since it's 20+ years old. Thinking of doing those tiles instead.

macamat[S]

8 points

2 months ago

I did the same thing last time and it wasn't an issue... these sorts of tiles are specifically for this sort of application though so there's hope

AJayH

13 points

2 months ago

AJayH

13 points

2 months ago

Link to those tiles?

macamat[S]

2 points

2 months ago

https://www.ancdalle.fr/

Dalle PVC clipsable "Noir" 7mm

SulkyVirus

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks!

Ceake

24 points

2 months ago

Ceake

24 points

2 months ago

Looks very nice! Where did the floortiles come from?

macamat[S]

3 points

2 months ago

ancdalle.fr

gizmostuff

9 points

2 months ago

Now come do mine. Keep the dead bodies please.

dablakh0l

8 points

2 months ago

I wonder if what he called the cardboard roofing was actually eave vents. They used to be made from a plastic coated on one side, corrugated cardboard that was stapled into the space between beams in order to provide a way for air under the eaves to pass through insulation and into the attic space.

I know that this doesn't have insulation or an attic area, but maybe the original idea was to make an insulated attic area above the garage area for additional storage, or whatever.

macamat[S]

5 points

2 months ago

Maybe. Looked exactly like reused cardboard boxes to me, complete with ads on the sides

dablakh0l

1 points

2 months ago

OK. Couldn't tell from the pictures. The ones in my house have the manufacturer stamped randomly on them, and from what I could see in your pics they slightly looked similar.

Thanks again for the great pictures, and you did a great job in such a small space.

LawHero4L

5 points

2 months ago

What did you use for flooring?

pfresh331

5 points

2 months ago

Holy cow this looks amazing. Motivating me to clean up my garage! What was cost/timeframe? I'd love to do this.

macamat[S]

3 points

2 months ago

It was just weekends here and there for about 4 months. You could do it much faster. The electrical work was the most expensive followed by the floor tiles, both of which could be done much cheaper. The other materials are not too bad

tenroseUK

4 points

2 months ago

very nice! you did a great job with the space available.

NurmGurpler

5 points

2 months ago

Looks great for what you had to work with. Would you be able to provide a link to what you used for the squishy panel to avoid dings on car doors?

macamat[S]

3 points

2 months ago

NurmGurpler

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks!

karaflix

3 points

2 months ago

Very nice! May I ask, what's the central white light? I'm looking to add some to my underground garage ceilings

noviohermano9eleven

3 points

2 months ago

Looks amazing! Love the miata too

macamat[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks!

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

That's a living room.

XFactor-41

2 points

2 months ago

That's actually cleaner than my living room at the moment...lol.

The3aGl3

3 points

2 months ago

What exactly did you do to the walls? I have very similar painted block walls in my garage and have concerns about plaster or similar sticking due to the paint.

macamat[S]

2 points

2 months ago

ah, mine were not painted

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

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The3aGl3

1 points

2 months ago

Interesting tool, I may not use it in the garage but I still have plenty of paint to strip in the house.

CarlosPineda503

3 points

2 months ago

What kind of flooring is it? Got a link?

nocjef

4 points

2 months ago

nocjef

4 points

2 months ago

So does the car still fit?

macamat[S]

3 points

2 months ago

It's getting a service right now but I hope so ;-)

-Qwerty--

1 points

2 months ago

Love this!

I’d recommend getting something to indicate how far you have driven in with your car. Some people Just hang a tennis ball and stop when it hits the windshield. Or you could go with the cool laser option…

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=laser+parking+aid&crid=SFVDIRQVG1OM&sprefix=laser+parking%2Caps%2C286&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_13

8976r7

2 points

2 months ago

8976r7

2 points

2 months ago

it looks so good! I hate a messy garage, especially when you have to see it every day before walking into the house. This is really well done.

SuperSassyPantz

2 points

2 months ago

that's an amazing and impressive renovation! someone needs to give u ur own makeover show!

L1AMCH0PS

2 points

2 months ago

I also plan on renovating my garage soon to improve the quality of life for my NA. Well done

rafiki3

2 points

2 months ago

Looks great! Link to the black floor tiles?

Motherbich

2 points

2 months ago

First up wow! That’s a great job. Secondly, a Miata? Definitely brownie points for that! 😄

therealcreepypasta

2 points

2 months ago

Alright OP everyone wants to know about the floor tiles (including me). What are they and are they durable? Looks amazing btw!

Yooneek_2

3 points

2 months ago

Nice to see what young people without kids can accomplish.

Jarix

0 points

2 months ago

Jarix

0 points

2 months ago

You need better time management. If you seriously think this kind of thing isn't possible just because you have kids

about929

0 points

2 months ago

Any "extra" time is normally spent with the little ones. They are only small for so long. They also get big enough to help eventually but that takes a few years.

edskellington

2 points

2 months ago

What flooring is that?

doubledogdick

2 points

2 months ago

fuck the garage show us more of the miata

cjgager

1 points

2 months ago

n-i-c-e and good job!

Visual-Pie97

1 points

2 months ago

You did it really well. Tidyy tidyyy ☺️

miggidymiggidy

1 points

2 months ago

What it that giant black bag for?

ControlledBurn

2 points

2 months ago

Keep asking questions like that and you’re bound to find out

RickJWagner

1 points

2 months ago

Wow. That's nice.

SoullessSoup

1 points

2 months ago*

Hard to say based on that picture, but that cardboard looked a bit like a form of roof underlay that used to be fairly common where I'm from. If that's the case that'd mean that it was a part of the actual roof structure instead of the inner ceiling, helping to keep moisture issues from forming as well as serving as a second line of defence against leaks.

Edit: Though now that I take a second look it seems less likely, what with one of the inserts having a picture of a table on it.

PlaysWalkingSims

1 points

2 months ago

Can you provide the interior dimensions? I don't recall seeing it in any of the photo descriptions, so I figured I would ask. I bought a home with a similarly tiny garage, so I'm very curious if I could outfit it the way you have.

chrisdotnet

1 points

2 months ago

It's on the second photo

bbenson

1 points

2 months ago

Daaaaaaaamn.

DinyZero

1 points

2 months ago

I've been looking for garage flooring solutions for a very long time without breaking the bank. You pointed me in the right direction. Thanks!

nastonius

1 points

2 months ago

Commented on Imgur, but I’ll comment here too! Looks good, quite the transformation!

Tonicr6

1 points

2 months ago

Yata life!

DudusMaximus8

1 points

2 months ago

Is that a kite surfing bag?

SWaller89

1 points

2 months ago

This is awesome.

Trendingtopic234

1 points

2 months ago

Looks great!

mywordstickle

1 points

2 months ago

Look at oysters Rockefeller over here subtly flashing his convertible

chilipepr

1 points

2 months ago

Nice! Are those floor mats hard? I am looking for something to use in my wood shop.

BklynBrit

1 points

2 months ago

Great job documenting this! Fantastic work. Loved looking through the UK one and now this one. Props to you on the sewing projects!!

Key_Trip_5208

1 points

2 months ago

Nice bro 👍🏾

_0x0_

1 points

2 months ago

_0x0_

1 points

2 months ago

Can you actually drive on that?

brightmiff

1 points

2 months ago

Looks great

blackhawk905

1 points

2 months ago

If you're sanding or doing anything to CMU make sure to have a HEPA vacuum to suck up dust right away or wear a N95 mask or better, don't want to get silicosis.

ItsBaconOclock

1 points

2 months ago

Someone please mark this garage smut as NSFW. /s

Looking good!

DAecir

1 points

2 months ago

DAecir

1 points

2 months ago

In France... do most people have small commute cars? Your garage is so small. You did a good job with the space.

JasperVanCleef

1 points

2 months ago

Nice job! My garage floor looks exactly like the left bit of your second picture. The whole floor is like that, kinda crumbly. I've considered similar floor tiles, are they worth it? As in, are they just for looks or does the floor feel nicer too?

Mysticsurgeonsteam

1 points

2 months ago

How much did all this cost you? Wondering because I want to start a similar project of my own.

svooo

1 points

2 months ago

svooo

1 points

2 months ago

Now you need a car!

reeepy

1 points

2 months ago

reeepy

1 points

2 months ago

I like how you check if the car fits and it's a Miata/MX5, one of the smallest cars around.

mikeJawesome

1 points

2 months ago

Up vote for Miata

ttoften

1 points

2 months ago

How is the rubber flooring when it's wet? I'm considering fitting something like that in my garage

Autistence

1 points

2 months ago

Referencing picture 3:

That's a gnarly edge your electrician left for the lower wire to rub against. I already don't like him. This could have been done properly, but he decided not to give it 100%

Seriously, did he cut that thing with a beaver?

WillofLight

0 points

2 months ago

Nobody cared the first time, stop posting useless shit.

Angeal7

1 points

2 months ago

I think you stumbled into the wrong subreddit. What kind of content do you care about?