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Home Improvement Garages Into Bedrooms

Three Garages To Bedrooms

Three Garages To Bedrooms

Turning Three Garages To Bedrooms took more than just closing off the garage doors. This house was originally built by a bachelor and he had no need for bedrooms so he had three garages instead. My customer wanted more room for themselves and their children and they got this house for a great price.

So I get a call to come over and check out their home improvement ideas and to work out a bid for them to make their dream a reality.

Here’s a little glimpse of the work it entailed to make the front look like it was always there.

Three Garages To Bedrooms

Three Garages To Bedrooms

In this picture below I show the newly replaced deck floor joist. The siding above these two side by side joists had always been leaking and luckily it didn’t rot the floor inside the house like it does most of the time. When you have a cantilevered deck like this the joists have to go twice as far in as they do go out so that meant I had to use 18′ pressure treated joists and remove the old ones. That’s a big task.

Three Garages To Bedrooms

Deck Joists Replaced Due To Rot

Three Garages To Bedrooms

Tying The New Bricks Into The Existing Ones

Three Garages To Bedrooms

Brickwork Almost Done. Just The Sloped Caps To Do.

One of the greatest joys of home improvement is to watch the customers begin to create the new spaces as I am making them a reality. It’s hard to find a greater joy than watching the kids checking out and planning what they are going to do in their new bedrooms.

I forgot that this home improvement project also included building a full bathroom downstairs out of a not well designed 1/2 bath. Also the garage on the far right was deep enough to make two nice sized bedrooms out of.

I can’t seem to find the pictures of the interior of this job. Having more than one camera makes it easy to lose track of things some times. I’m sure many of you know about this.

In the end the main thing is that home improvement is the way to make your home into the home you want instead of just live with and make due. I hope you can get some ideas from my postings to get busy and design what you want in your home improvement ventures.

Cheers For Now!

Glenn