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Old 01-28-2008, 07:10 AM   #1
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throwing this idea out there. This is a one car garage that is rather deep. it has a side door on the left, which is aligned with a deadend hallway in the house. the property has a 900sq ft garage (behind the camera man) so the 1 car garage is not really needed, and looks tacky. besides demo'ing it, is there a feasible way to asthetically attach it to the home? I am planning on removing the garage door, building a bay window in its place, siding the structure as a part of the house, and making the 3 windows in the garage bigger. it would make a nice game room. anyways I am not sure what to do with the rooflines, and anything I think of looks rather tacky. any ideas? thanks


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Remove the roof of the garage. Extend the gable roof of the structure to the right completely over the top of the garage. Fill in the small space between the two buildings with an appropriate material. Install a doorway connecting the garage with the other structure.
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that makes sense, but may be expensive because of a new roof, it may just make more sense to demo it
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It would make a nice game room. anyways I am not sure what to do with the rooflines, and anything I think of looks rather tacky. any ideas? thanks

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that makes sense, but may be expensive because of a new roof, it may just make more sense to demo it
Oh you want to pretty that up and tie it in to the main structure and do it all for free?
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no I wanted to keep the roof like it is and tie it in, without making it look awful



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Remove the roof of the garage. Extend the gable roof of the structure to the right completely over the top of the garage. Fill in the small space between the two buildings with an appropriate material. Install a doorway connecting the garage with the other structure.
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Something like this, maybe.
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SE Michigan .........
are you in Taylor-Tucky by any chance...

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Remove the roof of the garage. Extend the gable roof of the structure to the right completely over the top of the garage. Fill in the small space between the two buildings with an appropriate material. Install a doorway connecting the garage with the other structure.
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You still have to contend with (from the way the photo looks), drastically different ceiling heights, obvious different floor heights, an ill conceived bay window that will always scream "poor garage addition", an ugly cinder block exterior "addition" to the main house, and unless the two buildings happpen to be exactly the same depth, the roof shape is going to be more costly than just extending the length of the gable. For starters the height of the cinder block walls will have to be elevated to match the height of the existing house walls in order for the roofline to simply "extend".

I am not trying to be mean, but if I looked at this job, I would recomend the first money spent would be for a bull dozer and a couple of dump trucks for the debris. This existing setup is a case of spending money to add something to your house that will detract from it's value more than add.

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Something like this, maybe.

thanks for the foto chop, I appreciate it.

it seems that it will require alot of work, and more complicated then just doing a new addition. however, since there is a large garage on the property, and the house is large enough for me already (2000sqft), I will leave the small garage alone, maybe just side it and update the garage door.

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Keep it, pretty it up and store your toys in it, if you dont have any its a perfect time to buy some since you have a place to put them.

Tractor garage? Work shop? You can never have enough room to put stuff.
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I would keep it as is also. maybe fir out the walls and add siding to match your home. Besides you also would be required to add 42" footers to this structure to meet code for a living space.

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