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Old 07-24-2003, 09:59 PM
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Lots of good information above. I built a 2000sq. ft with one side for a motorhome. Sold the motorhome and that is where the four poster lives today. You want enough head room for a lift.

My garage is 45'x'45. On the back wall I put a single car garage door. This provides a drive thru if needed. It provides excellent ventilation on hot days. Also, for ease of foot movement around the property it is nice.

Next, put in lots of electrical. The good news is I did. The bad news is while the outlets are about 3' above the ground, they have a tendency to be covered by a workbench, shelves, etc. I would raise to 4' or at least above bench level.

Lighting!!!! Because 1/2 of my garage has a 20'+ ceiling my lighting is poor at night. I've been considering those lights they use at Home depot and Costco.

While I live in some what rural area, I did need to get a variance when we built the house for the garage.

Space is good. More space is gooder. Good luck, r

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