So we decided to move to Malta last year.. we took the van, my wife car, the scooter and the Rover. we soon realized that we needed a bigger garage, so the search was on.
After some time we found this run down garage that was being used as a storage locker..
Looking inside I could see the potential. drainage/sewerage was in, water was already supplied and electric was available. [/url]
So with the finance in place we went for it..the plan was to repaint the walls and ceiling and paint the floor....fit a few extra lights and power sockets and the jobs done. the damp on the back walls was sealed and the work started by building a temporary work bench out of pallets and an old door.
Then someone said..."why dont you bury the water and electrics into the walls and re plaster them..OK I say lets do it.
Then some bright sod [probably me] decided that we need a platform to store crap and we can build a toilet underneath.
Now all we have to do is re-decorate right? wrong...I dont like the stack pipes on the wall can we hide them,,,said my wife....sure I say I'll box them in you decorate them.
were going to need lights and a workbench
Why dont we build a kitchen area and turn the garage into a Man Cave......My plan all along. I think we should tile the floor first.
Sand for the tiling...precision tipping.
Tiles down, Kitchen started, toilet sorted and hot water heater fitted.
a good wash and brush up
and just the garage door to fit next month, get the fridge for the beer, a few posters, pool table, dart board and a microwave for TV dinners while watching MOTO GP.
PS. It took me 8 weeks of hard graft. only the electric water and tiles were done by a friend with me as his labourer the rest was done by me, and the wife.
Fantastic effort and outcome...now there's no need to go home! I can just see you dismantling a gearbox or engine in there with a pool of ATF or dirty engine oil flowing across the floor! Now that'd be seriously traumatic in such a pristine space.