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#574693 - 12/11/20 03:43 PM Re: Garage Cabinets [Re: MarkHB]  
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Wow that is a awesome garage

That combined with your view would be hard to beat


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#574694 - 12/11/20 04:29 PM Re: Garage Cabinets [Re: Justification]  
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Originally Posted by Justification
Originally Posted by jtheile
Originally Posted by On Holiday


I use to work for a home builder and I couldn't understand why they made garage 20' long. It certainly doesn't give much room for anything else.


Money. The first buyer of the home likely bought the home just seeing the drawings, the actual house with the garage empty, or with the sales office in the garage and wasn't able to visualize the actual lack of size of the garage. After the first buyer the builder doesn't give a shi*.

I think it's also that most people don't actually park a car in the garage, but use it as storage. Blasphemy in my mind.
Couple that with the smaller size of most cars from the mid 80s that fit into those smaller garages, the inertia of building hasn't allowed the bigger garages to be built. Blasphemy again. When we built our house one of the reasons we built instead of buying is that the garage needed to be big enough to fit the boat and a full size truck and Tahoe sized SUV. While not nearly as big as On Holidays garage, the attached garage we built fit the original boat, a 68 Camaro, 92 BMW 325, 91 Extended cab pickup, a Harley, and 2002 Tahoe. Because we upsized the boat, and use a Crew Cab diesel as a tow truck, we can only fit 4 cars in it, plus a project pile of parts that hopefully will become an open wheel race car I picked up in Elkhart that is sitting where the Harley used to sit.



2 houses ago had a close fit for that. We were able to fit the car, the truck and the suburban with room to walk around. This house, not so much. A car in one 2 car and a car in the shop. Can't wait to build or expand the shop situation. And to get rid of some stuff!


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#574695 - 12/11/20 08:27 PM Re: Garage Cabinets [Re: MarkHB]  
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"The first buyer of the home likely bought the home just seeing the drawings"

When we bought out home in 1972, we purposely bought the smallest floor plan and one with a full 3-car garage. Used to keep the Eliminator in one slot. The Monterey won't fit, so it is now my workshop. Still not enough room, but we may only be here for 7-10 more years. So, it will stay as it is.


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#574696 - 12/12/20 09:54 AM Re: Garage Cabinets [Re: MarkHB]  
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Wow, 55 Years in the same house in Southern CA.
hopefully your property taxes are based on what you paid for it, not what it's worth today.


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#574697 - 12/12/20 12:45 PM Re: Garage Cabinets [Re: Jack T]  
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Originally Posted by Jack T
Still not enough room, but we may only be here for 7-10 more years. So, it will stay as it is.


Is that time frame a look ahead to retirement?


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#574698 - 12/13/20 04:11 AM Re: Garage Cabinets [Re: MarkHB]  
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All in one house-. When we bought it, we paid about $38K, including air conditioning and concrete driveway. No kids then, but one came along in October, 1972. Now worth well over $750K.

"Is that time frame a look ahead to retirement?"
More like looking ahead to permanent vacation at one of those fancy retirement communities.

About taxes, we are pretty much protected by proposition 13 which allows only small increments. It was approved by the voters and a state constitution amendment. However, the CA government is getting over zealous and is chipping away at the measure by going around it. Kind of like most of the major population areas run by people who want more and more or our money.

Retired? Yes, I was laid off in 2008 and have been retired since 2009. Fortunately, we have a healthy nest egg and we can do just about anything we want regarding-- travel, visiting family members from coast to coast, etc. But, we still scrimp as if were were just married and looking toward a good future. The two oldest grand kids are now 17, and three more spread about the grades.

Needless to say, Covid has put a wrench in the moving parts. I sure hope things get better early next year.


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#574699 - 12/13/20 04:24 PM Re: Garage Cabinets [Re: MarkHB]  
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When we built the pole barn at the lake house 30' x 48' sounded huge. If we could do it over we would have gone bigger.


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#574716 - 12/18/20 12:04 PM Re: Garage Cabinets [Re: MarkHB]  
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Great cabinets! I will make smth similar in my parent's real estate garage. Looks really amazing, thank you for the idea

#574718 - 12/18/20 07:32 PM Re: Garage Cabinets [Re: MarkHB]  
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I just don't know how it happens, but every time we move the garage gets smaller. When we discuss what we want in the next house the only thing I ask for is a 6-car garage.

And I maintain all the cars -- they never go to the shop. You'd think I'd rate better treatment... facepalm


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