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H I G H L I G H T S F R O M N C C ' S V I R T U A L G A R A G E E V E N T
The presenters reinforced the importance
of deciding how you want to use
the space. Answering questions such
as, " Is the garage for storage, working
on cars or both " is critical to determine
what features should be prioritized
and what you will need space to
accommodate. John gave a great
example of how he was able to install
a 2-post asymmetric lift for repair
work in his detached garage by
extending it up into the rafters despite
not having the ceiling clearance for a
full height lift. A clever garage equipment
rep suggested this solution.
2) Land and expand. It's also often
the case that for your current
property, or a new piece of real estate
you purchase might not have all of the
garage space that you want. However,
when you find the right house, there
can be creative ways to add garage
space later. John, Tom, and Marshall
shared their experiences describing
how they added garage space with
garages attached to the houses often
continue to serve them well to hold
their daily drivers and yard equipment.
Also, it's critical to check local
zoning and lot coverage requirements
to fully understand your options to
expand.
■ Tom Kapikian showing his original one-car garage converted to a drivethru
to access the detached garage he built himself from the ground up
behind his house. Photo by Tom Kapikian.
detached or semi-connected garages
on their existing homes. Tom's house
originally had a single-car garage
which he was able to convert into a
drive-thru garage by installing a door
on the back and building a detached
two-bay garage off a courtyard that he
added. What's even cooler is that he
built the new garage himself from
the ground up - complete with
radiant heated floors. Marshall
balanced a home renovation for his
wife with a workshop for his
BMWs. A benefit gained that each
presenter mentioned of adding
garage space is that the original
3) A " Garage " versus a " Workshop. "
Most garages serve the
primary purpose of storage for cars
and household items, tools, sports
equipment, everyday junk, etc. Our
presenters look at their garages as
workshops where they make it a
priority to have space dedicated to
maintaining, repairing, upgrading or
restoring their BMWs. From the outside,
they might look like typical
garage structures, but they are
well-organized shops set up to
perform serious mechanical work. For
instance, Tom can turn his shop into a
cleanroom suitable for painting cars.
And, Marshall has two lifts - a fourpost
lift for auto storage and a two■
A glimpse inside Tom's garage with his four-post lift with a 1985 Alpina B7 (top), 2007 Z4 M Coupe (bottom) and a 1988 535is. Photo by Tom Kapikian.
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