When we were looking for a house, a garage was something we just assumed we'd have - we didn't give it much consideration, but we knew we'd want one because we have a lot of tools. This house has a really big garage - two car, and it sits back on the lot in the backyard. We will likely never use this garage for our car, but I have to say, I LOVE my garage as a workspace!
When we bought the house - it was full of old crap - mattresses, some shabby furniture and a really cool old stove, which we were temped to keep, but realized it needed repair and in the long run, it wouldn't fit in with our plans. We listed everything on Craigslist for free and folks came over and cleared it all out for us. Then we moved in and just kind of stacked things all over the place. It also had a broken spring so we couldn't use the garage door opener to get the door up. We replaced that, and a couple of weeks ago I spent the afternoon cleaning it out and arranging things so we could use the space, and now we have the best work space!
The BEST part about getting all the drywall installed in the bathroom is that now I can take out the rest of it from the living room, where it's been since October. I cleaned the floor and moved the cool cabinet we got ($35 bargain on Craigslist) to center it where the drywall has been leaning for months. And I got to get out my collection of Chinese checkerboards!
This room has so much work to do - you can't see it well, but this wall has painted paneling on it, and acoustic tiles on the ceiling, and no baseboard. This wall above, actually, is going to be removed - the kitchen is on the other side, and we are going to open it up. We were debating on doing it as soon as the bathroom is done in the next few weeks - can't decide if we could get it done before we have company in June. If we are reasonable and think about our progress on the bathroom, we are probably not going to do it - but we might actually just take this wall out and make do for a bit. I think we are going to do some furniture rearranging this week - try out some new arrangements to work around our weird fireplace situation.
So - there should be some new pictures coming this week as I finish the floor and the walls of the bathroom. I can't wait!