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What to do with one car garage attached to brick house?!

Posted by kirstie (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 25, 10 at 19:06

Here's our problem. We have a detached 2 car garage AND a one car attached garage. We have to drive THROUGH our attached garage to get to our two car garage. It's a narrow garage and a pain to drive through.

We want to demolish the useless garage. Our house and garage are brick and were built in the 40's. Is it possible to remove the garage and refinish the side of the garage is a tasteful way that wouldn't make it obvious that we demolished the garage?

To make matters more complicated, the inside of the garage is painted with lead paint. So once the garage is gone, it would leave a section on the side of our house with painted brick.

Any creative solutions?

Here is a link that might be useful: Our house looks kind of like this one.

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RE: What to do with one car garage attached to brick house?!

Looks like garage is on left over by the bush. Couple of things would help to know, is the outside wall(1 away from house) on the property line or very close to property line. That would make a lot of difference what you could do. Can you strip paint off wall where brick is painted(might need sandblasting)? I was thinking you might put in a covered carport in that area if you have room to put in necessary supports. It's mostly a roof covering the area then wouldn't be so tight a space to drive through unless existing garage is on property line. Might be nice shady area for kids to play or to sit & talk when not needed as a driveway. In a heavy snow area might make things better or worse having garage gone. Plenty of storage in 2 car garage so you don't need the 1 car garage? Those are questions i would ask myself if it was my place. Hope this helps!

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