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#1 Zod

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

As some of you know Mrs Zod and I are expecting a baby girl in June. This means my old home office is now the nursery, so the garage needed to be my office. I am pretty happy with the results.


Went with a mini split HVAC heat pump, keeps it nice and warm and has its own thermostat.


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#2 Doc Holiday

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

Nice, DIY or hire?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Looks good. We did something way back in our previous house, took half the garage for a room. Excellent use of resources.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

Good job man.

Is that a gas or electric water heater?

#5 Mrs Pantherfan

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

wow..i'm impressed...what does it look like from the driveway? I've seen some conversions where you can't tell it used to be a garage..and others .....well, it didn't look good

#6 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Wow...that looks really good. Find any bodies in that garage when you cleaned it out? I think I snuck one in there last time we went fishing when you weren't looking.

#7 LiQuiD

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

That gorgeous office area was already there, just hidden under that massive pile of poo.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Good job man.

Is that a gas or electric water heater?


Definitely gas. You can see the vent coming from the top into the ceiling.

#9 il Malocchio

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

How does it look from outside? It was a big deal to me to not be able to tell I had converted the garage. I ripped the siding down & redid it so you couldnt see it, mad eit look like the rest of the front of the house. Now I just gotta get around to siding the back & 2 sides.....

Looks good Zod, surprised you dont have more pictures on the wall....

How much did you do vs hiring somebody? Payin JR in beers does not count as hiring somebody... But coverin the cost of Panthro's next trip to Thailand does...

#10 Zod

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

I did some of it and hired out the rest. I had to have an electrician wire it because it was permitted and inspected about 6 times total (big waste of tax money). Had a brick mason put in a brick skirt on the front to match the rest of the house. Also hired a guy to do the framing and external door and windows. I did the drywall, fixtures, floor, molding, etc. So glad its over.

Yes it is a gas water heater. I put in 2 four inch vents for combustion air as required by code so that the pilot light stays lit. So far no problems.

#11 Hawk

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

looks good. I expected more couches and fuzzy blankets for when you needed to take your work home with you!!!

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

That's what Ryan Homes calls a 2 car garage.

Looks good. If we stay in our house I'm thinking of doing the same thing but using it for the kids play room.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

so wheres the boom boom room

#14 Floppin

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

Shoulda framed up your floor to the same height as the rest of the house, that way you wouldn't have that awkward step and people wouldn't automatically know that it is a garage remodel.

Otherwise, awesome job.

#15 Zod

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

Shoulda framed up your floor to the same height as the rest of the house, that way you wouldn't have that awkward step and people wouldn't automatically know that it is a garage remodel.

Otherwise, awesome job.



There is an external door I use mostly that's level to the ground . I'd rather have the 9 foot ceiling. That door on the left is storage under neath our stair case.


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