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Re: whats a good size for a garage?
I'm watching this thread with interest since I don't have a garage at all right now and my driveway isn't even paved (nor is my street for that matter).
We are building up some pretty good equity in our house and I am in the process of restructuring and dealng with lots of personal debt, but in about 5 years I should be home free. I have been ranting about a garage for so long that my wife now believes it is a good idea.
My mother in law has a two and a half wide garage that is really deep and has a full second floor, though hers isn't finished at all. I am kind of looking at something like that, only with at least three bays..one for each of our regular vehicles and a third bay for my samurai and whatever other project I am working on. I also envision moving my office/studio to the second floor or the garage, though my wife notes that she would "never see me again" if I did that. I am exploring tying the second floor into my house (raised ranch) to try and defray that problem.
Here's a good "my mother in law is whacked" story for you to go with the garage stuff. Her second floor is accessed by going up a wide stairway. There is no door at the top, or even a wall to enclose the second floor. It is totally open to the ground floor. My genius mother in law, who will not listen to what ANYONE says to her because she is always right, puts completed JIGSAW puzzles all over the raw plywood second floor because she believes that it helps insulate the second floor from the cold downstairs.