Garage Remodel

  • Garage: before
  • Garage: Before
  • The cabinets along the side made the garage feel pretty tight.
  • The old garage cabinets offered a lot of storage, but we really didn't need most of it after we a...
  • Some of the doors also hit the garage track when opened, which was kind of annoying.
  • Cabinets dismantled.
  • I didn't know what to do with all the plywood from the cabinets, so I turned them into storage cr...
  • There was also this little bin next to the door that just wound up collecting junk. So I decided ...
  • The front wall seemed like a good place to have a low profile workbench.
  • My mom's husband hooked me up with some extra bowling lane that he had laying around.
  • A nice maple butcher block workbench
  • The floor drain was bone-dry and not draining at all when we moved in
  • Hired a plumber to get the garage floor drain working again
  • Jeff helps me wire up the garage with a 50-amp service to accommodate an electric vehicle
  • 50-amp plug in the garage
  • After I removed the cabinets, I learned that the walls weren't insulated.... so, since the cabine...
  • Torn up drywall: removed.
  • New insulation and vapor barrier: hung
  • Drywall: hung
  • New wall: mudded
  • There were lots of annoying holes to fill in the garage... lazy asses
  • Picking out a new floor for the garage
  • Taped up and ready for a fresh coat of bright white paint on the ceiling
  • Taped up and ready for a fresh coat of bright white paint on the ceiling
  • Painting ceilings with a roller is messy
  • Makin it white
  • The gnarly old garage floor. Chipped up epoxy, with plenty of cracks, dimples, and divots
  • Some poor labeling on the new set of steps that I decided to build
  • Built some new steps for the garage
  • Old garage floor ready for new life
  • Old garage floor and old laundry room drain (which I eventually tie into for the garage sink)
  • Taking the garage floor down to bare, porous concrete
  • Filling and patching all the cracks and holes
  • a flat garage floor, ready for epoxy
  • Base layer of epoxy going down
  • Flakes applied
  • Top coat going down
  • Spreading out the clear epoxy topcoat
  • Finishing off the outside edge
  • Finishing off the outside edge

Photos taken from October, 2015 to November, 2019 in Bloomfield Township and Des Moines, Iowa

Album added 2 months ago (Dec 1, 2019).