|Project by GaryL||posted 01-29-2013 08:51 PM||8097 views||0 times favorited||85 comments|
This is a project I completed a few years ago.
My client originally wanted to build an addition which we had priced out in several renditions….insert frustrations here….over a time of about seven or eight years. He finally realized his kids were going to be heading off to college before we ever build anything for a “Kids rec room”. He ended up buying the house next to him that was a rental and started using that garage for his cars and I converted his existing garage into a rec room/pool house for his kids to hang out in and give the parents some peace and quiet in the house.
Covered the old crumbling floor with 1” rigid foam with 3/4” OSB tapconned down. Built a false wall in front of the garage door so in could be torn down if the garage was to be converted back. Like that will ever happen…lol.
Put some inexpensive vinyl windows in line with the door windows to get as much light as possible (west wall).
Patched up all the old mangled up drywall (Nightmare !). Had to cut some out for the electrical. The ceiling is a crooked mess with the old framing but they didn’t want to get into reframing.
Cabinets are shop built. Simple melamine construction. Have you gotten the theme yet? Cheap as possible without getting ridiculous.
The little room with the windows is the music room. Did a few soundproofing treatments to not totally annoy the neighbors with the drum practice. Resilient channel, homosote, them 5/8 drywall and foam seal everything possible.
The fun part was that the homeowner never entered the project until I was finished and ready for carpet. All the design work was done in their house and he gave me artistic rule somewhat. The reveal was pretty cool. Kind of felt like some TV show or something. They were trilled and full of oohs and ahhs. His wife could not quit smiling…...that made it all worth while. They were happy even after I let them know I went over budget….artist license remember…lol
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