Workshop – before and after

Over a month ago, I shared the makings of the California workshop.  Time really flies when you’re knee deep in a renovating half of your house. But before we dive into the details of that makeover, I wanted to share the finished workshop along with some before pictures because those are always my favorite.

I condensed A LOT of our house hunt into one post, but one thing I didn’t mention was all of the time I spent visiting open houses and touring with our realtor solo. It helped us to get a feel for the features we could expect in a home in this region. By the end of the search, I could basically look at the garage first and backyard second and tell you if we would be interested. One of the items we added to the “nice to have” list after seeing it in a lot of garages was a loft space for extra wood storage, which we were lucky enough to get in this space.

One thing that makes this space so ideal for Aaron’s shop is the garage door (and the nice weather), which basically allows an instant extension for cutting long items.

I love seeing how Aaron made this space work by putting smart storage throughout, including building a revamped miter saw table (the original was too big to move out of the firehouse) that houses the compressor and hanging drill storage.

So the workshop is done! … and currently filled to the brim with Ikea cabinets and assorted other kitchen pieces. I promise it won’t be another 30 days before I bring you up to speed on all the work going on.

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