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Old 12-04-2017, 04:31 PM   #1
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I have recently purchased my first house and have been lucky enough to get one with a single garage. I will use this thread to show my progress on tidying up the garage and kitting it out. Being my first house the budget is quite small at the moment so progress may be slow.

I tried it out for size with the girlfriend's Corsa. I have a mk6 Golf which isn't massively bigger so should have plenty of space.


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I will have to keep my freezer and tumble dryer in the garage due to lack of space indoors but I plan to build a unit along the back and put up some storage cupboards on the wall.

First up will be clearing out the decorating gear that has been bundled into there and getting the floor repainted grey and the walls painted white.

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Old 12-04-2017, 04:39 PM   #2
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Hi. I have just bought some LED Batten light's for my garage, They are to replace Fluorescent's that have been in for years. BOY what a BIG BIG difference. I got them online from LEDSAVE mine are 5ft. Ordered Friday afternoon Delivered before 10-00 am Monday. It's worth checking out if your going to be working on the car in the garage
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:40 PM   #3
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Can that little drain cover in the front of the garage take the weight of a vehicle?
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:03 PM   #4
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Can that little drain cover in the front of the garage take the weight of a vehicle?
I wouldn't think so, but its conveniently in the centre so I shouldn't have to drive over it.

There is only a small 1.5m section of the drive gravelled with the rest being monoblocked. This is also something I would like to rectify in time.
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Old 12-04-2017, 06:46 PM   #5
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Will follow.... recently got first house and garage too chap. Put some mdf shelves up to yet and 1 wall painted

Just want to sort my items s out and box cloths etc in order ha ha
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:26 PM   #6
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Looks like a good space for a first place!

You might want to think about getting better lights in there - half a dozen fluorescent tubes mounted across the garage will be a massive improvement and won't cost much at all. If you want to get serious with detailing you'll probably want more lighting, but that'll do for now.
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Looks to have a good amount of width which is good.

Recently got my own place with a reasonable size single garage, haven't yet had a proper cleaning session though yet, just been busy painting and sorting stuff out.
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Walls all painted white freshly and a few more lights would make the world of difference but definitely a great starting point :-)
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Old 24-04-2017, 01:14 PM   #9
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A few weeks on and I've moved into the house and moved my stuff from my parents garage to mine. The garage has been a bit of a dumping ground as I knew it would be with DIY etc going on the house. I am yet to get a small shed for the garden to store the gardening equipment.

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metal shelving, another set to buy to stop them looking so crowded.

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Ive set up my hose and PW temporarily to allow me to get the car washed. I'm hoping to get this neatened up when I get round to doing the garage properly

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The rear space will have a worktop the will cover the top of the tumble dryer and my winter wheels

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And lastly I managed to pick up these good condition wall cabinets for £25 off a local facebay page. These will be put on the back wall.

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Old 02-06-2017, 08:59 AM   #10
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So not an awful lot to update. I am slowly getting equipment accumulated to sort out the garage. The new LED batten lights from LEDsave.com arrived, I've picked up the white masonry paint for the walls and the grey paint and primer has arrived for the exterior of my garage door. I've also got a wall mount for my bike to put up once the painting is done.

I got the new lights fitted last night. I opted for 4 of the 5ft LED batten units to replace the one old halogen batten light. Its a massive improvement.

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Thanks for looking.

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