When I started talking seriously about getting a long-arm quilting machine, we kept coming back to the idea we didn't have any space for it. One day I said, "How about my side of the garage?" and the idea was born. We vacillated between the garage and building a complete sewing studio onto the house. We fantasized about having the new room. We visualized and fell in love with the French doors leading into the room. I felt my heart melt at the idea of having a large enough space to do anything. But the overwhelming cost of a new room brought us back to converting half of the garage.
|The floor plan|
The space in the garage is 10 feet by 20 feet, a good size for a long-arm machine and table, cupboards and a little storage space. We will have the garage door removed with a wall built. Windows in the front and the side, and matching windows in the back that will replace the ones already there. The door will be near the house.
|The side of the garage. The door will be fully glass to match the house.|
|The front of the garage.|
|The back as it already looks.|
The work will begin sometime in the first part of July. This is really cool. I am getting a room of my own!