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Old 02-11-2019, 04:23 PM
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I am going to be building a detached garage when the weather breaks and I was looking for ideas/opinions on what I should or shouldn't be doing. What I really need to do and maybe stuff that would be extra and not an essential.

I have a 2 story colonial that has a 2 car attached under the master bedroom and want to keep with that style. I'm not opposed to a barn style building or maybe something to match the house.

It will have a lift, so higher ceiling are going to be needed, and I am going to want extra room around the vehicles so oversized bays are a must.

I look forward to any input and pictures to decide which direction I should go. Thanks for any input!!!

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Why only a 2 car?
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Why only a 2 car?
Because it's one more car than the BFM lot can hold and brings the value of the property up
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Go as large as your zoning laws will allow, within reason, of course. 24x40 would be a good size to start....
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Full on man cave thoughts! I would suggest one of those prefab unit that you assemble with a workshop and lounging area! The smaller the car capacity, the better the cars should be!
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Do what the previous owner who built mine didnt, and put in a ridge vent and insulate the roof/upper area. Use everything for storage space and finish as much as possible.
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And put in a large air compressor with plug-ins all the way around the garage.
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Why only a 2 car?
I already have a 2 car attached. This will be for the Vette and my 55 GMC Pickup.

Wife's car will stay put and I still have one free bay.
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And put in a large air compressor with plug-ins all the way around the garage.
Compressor and plenty of outlets are a must. Thinking of putting the compressor in an "outside room" so I don't have to listen to it.
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You don't mention budget but do discuss weather breaking, so I assume cold climate. If that is so and you want it to be useable in winter, I would consider adding radiant heat. you could put the tubing in the pour now and add a boiler later. There are companies now that will layout the tubing for you and even ship it premade and just needing to be rolled out and secured.

led lighting now, don't get standard lights then pay again to change them.

Bays longer than the car bay for things like work bench or storage.

The list could get really long depending upon budget.
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Full on man cave thoughts! I would suggest one of those prefab unit that you assemble with a workshop and lounging area! The smaller the car capacity, the better the cars should be!
A small bump out for shop space is also something I was wanting to add!!!
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And don't forget the beer fridge. That's mandatory!
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Just looked at the site real quick. Looks like I will be joining and surfing over there for a bit!!!

It will give me something to do "at work"!!!
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Compressor and plenty of outlets are a must. Thinking of putting the compressor in an "outside room" so I don't have to listen to it.
My compressor and the oven i use for baking powder coat items all run on 220v. Make sure to run that and 110v out there, too.
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And don't forget the beer fridge. That's mandatory!
That's what I will be building around!!!!!
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My compressor and the oven i use for baking powder coat items all run on 220v. Make sure to run that and 110v out there, too.
Yup...gotta have 220v for my welder anyway, so that's as much of a given as the fridge!!!
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You don't mention budget but do discuss weather breaking, so I assume cold climate. If that is so and you want it to be useable in winter, I would consider adding radiant heat. you could put the tubing in the pour now and add a boiler later. There are companies now that will layout the tubing for you and even ship it premade and just needing to be rolled out and secured.

led lighting now, don't get standard lights then pay again to change them.

Bays longer than the car bay for things like work bench or storage.

The list could get really long depending upon budget.
Yeah, it's cold. I'm in southern New England, so it's not brutal, but a heated floor is probably a needed option. As long as I can keep it 55-60 that will be plenty warm enuff to work in. As far as budget, I can do most of the rough work like excavation and concrete myself. Banging nails and electrical are not my forte' so that will be farmed out. I don't want to go crazy, but I plan on dying where I'm at now so I want to do it right!!!
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Yeah, it's cold. I'm in southern New England, so it's not brutal, but a heated floor is probably a needed option. As long as I can keep it 55-60 that will be plenty warm enuff to work in. As far as budget, I can do most of the rough work like excavation and concrete myself. Banging nails and electrical are not my forte' so that will be farmed out. I don't want to go crazy, but I plan on dying where I'm at now so I want to do it right!!!
If that's the case, you should do all the electrical work yourself, too
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