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Old 10-29-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Single car garage in Indianapolis

Just bought my first house here in Indy. Looked at some houses with bigger garages, but we loved this house. Only downside is that it only had a single car garage. I was willing to compromise though, I like the challenge

This garage, as you can see in the pics, has a flat roof even, so I'll have to get real creative! I didn't get any before pictures, but the wall facing the house was finished with 1 plaster layer and 1 cement board layer, which was fun demoing. The rest of the garage was lined by the previous owner with really cheap 1x1 wooden tiles. Not sure what the heck he was thinking but it was hell removing those, along with about 200 nails.

So far I have demoed everything, ran a dedicated circuit to the garage, added 6 outlets (now 7 total), added 3 florescent light fixtures, and added a Craftsman screw drive garage door opener.

Here are my plans:
- Fix damaged concrete at the front of the garage
- Build soffit shelf at the front of the garage
- Add recessed lighting in soffit
- Insulate with R13
- Drywall
- Racedeck or similar type of flooring

I am hoping to have the drywall in and mudded by the time it really gets cold.









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Old 10-29-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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What are the dimensions? 12' X 20'?
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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Built a shelf at the front of the garage for storage. My plan is to put some lighting underneath (recessed or pendant, haven't decided). That's where my workbench will be.

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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Looking forward to watching this come together. Im in Martinsville. Good Luck.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:11 PM   #5
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my mom lives in indianapolis so i am familiar with some of the houses out there this should be a cool build.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:00 AM   #6
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i love seeing single car garages done up nicely
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:59 AM   #7
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Just a word of advice and to save you some time....before you put up a shelf, toss up some insulation and either drywall or OSB and run some electrical outlets and a run of wire. That way the shelf wouldn't have to come down to do it. Indy gets cold in the winter.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:29 AM   #8
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i like it, its all small and cozy, lol jk. looks like it will be fun to start modifying it to your liking, i like raw garage revamps like this! good luck
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:50 PM   #9
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Nothing wrong with a small shop.

But the reason there was sheet rock along that wall was to meet fire code. Any wall that butts up against living space has to have a certain fire rating. You already have plans to replace it, so it's not a big problem. But you'll run into trouble in the meantime if an inspector sees it torn down, and (of course) you'd want it in the event that something in the garage catches fire.

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Old 11-03-2011, 01:23 PM   #10
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X2

Definitely replace it if it's not to your liking, but please use fire rated sheetrock to comply with local building codes on the wall facing the house.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:05 PM   #11
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Don't worry guys, I'll be insulating it and using fire rated drywall on all walls.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:35 AM   #12
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I like how you have a small man door out the back for easy access instead of having to open the roll up door. I'm always more attracted to out of the ordinary style homes / garages that aren't cookie cutter.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:06 AM   #13
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Installed some work lights.



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Old 11-08-2011, 08:06 AM   #14
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NIce I also have a 1 car shop, a mess right now, but planning on a 10x8 storage shed for all the kids and lawn stuff. Enjoy!
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #15
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Today I replaced the screen door with a real exterior door. I can actually lock up my stuff now!



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Old 11-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #16
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I have to admire your desire for a challenge and willingness to put in the work! From what I have seen on this site, I sometimes think the smaller spaces force people to be more creative and keep their spaces cleaner. I would like to see the house that makes this worth the effort, though!
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:52 PM   #17
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Is there room to expand? I've expanded two garages. First was to extend a 1 car into a two car inline garage. My current garage was extended to a 25'x41' deep garage with room for 4 cars and more.

If there isn't sufficient room, kudos to you for making your garage as functional as possible.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:14 PM   #18
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There is room to expand forward only, and vault the ceiling. That's a couple years away though.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #19
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Awesome - another garage like mine in size. I'm subscribing.

We small garage guys ARE forced to be more creative.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #20
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Room to expand forward only? I'm assuming the first photo is misleading? I thought you had room to the right...
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