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After all of the doom and gloom last week, it’s about time that we shared the results of our amazing garage transformation with you.
Just a short time ago it looked like this
and now, just 5 – not so short – months later, this is what it looks like
Now, to match our lovely new garage roof, we finally have a new door, too.
Instead of the ugly up-and-over door that we used to have, we completely replaced it with a new door and now have a traditional style side-hung door as the garage would have originally had – it even has pretty little windows!
But, we didn’t stop there!
Surprise, it’s yellow!
We decided to paint the outside of the door black to go with the other woodwork on the roof but to inject a bit of personality and colour we thought it would be fun to paint the inside something more vibrant and a bit unexpected.
Having had such a nightmare installing the new frame and stud work for the door (you can read more about our little disaster here), we’d really worried about the process of fitting the door, but it actually turned out to be much easier than we’d expected.
It was literally a matter of placing the new door in the prepared opening where it automatically rests against the doorstops. Then, after propping it up to the necessary height all we had to do was fit the hinges.
Yes, we still need to replace some of the timber and finish off some of the painting but all in all, we couldn’t be happier with this amazing transformation.
Most importantly, for the first time since we moved into our home over 4 years ago, the garage is completely safe (no more rotting timber supporting the roof) and except for a bit of tidying and painting, it’s also completely finished!
Have you ever replaced a roof or a door? Do you prefer an up-and-over garage door, or do you think we were right to replace our door with a side-hung one? Although we’ve finally finished our garage door, we obviously still need to sort the driveway in front of it. At the moment we’re thinking of having a gravel drive, but we’d love to know if you have any other suggestions.