One of my dreams, big garage…
I love our oversized 2 car garage, and nice flat driveway. Plenty of storage space, and can have nice “Car working on party” with multiple cars when weather’s nice.
anyhow, since I got my second car, Miata, 2 car garage doesn’t cut it with 3 cars!
- My wife’s SUV needs to be in garage as it’s our daily driver, and convenience of not getting wet in rain while unloading grocery is very important.
- The new Miata needs to be inside as I can see it’s leaking somewhere and also now I work on it, prefer it’s dry.
- My poor RX-8 was sitting in the driveway as a result, and with my stupidity, I even made a big ding on the door while moving my wife’s SUV… stupid me… totally forgot I parked the car right there…
But now, I have a solution.
Now it’s time for remodel!
The first step is to get a Mover’s Dolly. So that I can move my Miata around. There are dollies made for this purpose, but figured mover’s dolly would do the job for me, with fraction of cost.
I used some leftover 2×4 to reinforce the dolly and put wheel stop. Still needs some effort but for 2200lb car it works okay.
Then get things in the garage out (and list them on the Craigslist).
Once I got some room in garage to work around, I started my garage conversion (but I got so busy and didn’t get chance to take pictures)…
Anyhow, here is the after remodel.
My oversized 2 car garage became a little tote but a 3car garage!!
I spare about a foot in front of SUV and about 2 feet between garage door and SUV, and plenty of space behind my RX-8 to go around.
I thought about parking side by side, and probably it’s possible, but likely I won’t have enough space to open the doors…