Nick wanted me to write about the garage framing in a separate blog post, but if you missed the framing stage blog post definitely go check that out! Nick and I have told a lot of people that this house has been more difficult to build than the last house. With the last house, I found a floor plan on the internet and then worked with a draftsman to make it our own. With this house, I literally sketched the floor plan up myself, and then our draftsman drew it up. If you use a draftman, one thing to note is that you need to hire an engineer to review your plans and sign off on on it.
The garage was a little bit more complicated this time around especially since a loft space was going to be up there. The garage trusses actually slowed us down a bit during the building process. The engineers made sure the weight was distributed evenly for the garage, and the solution was to put steel support columns on each side, one on the left and one on the right.
Here’s a rendering of the trusses:
Do you see the steel support columns on each side of the garage?
It’s crazy to see the “bones” of the garage!
Instead of having all four garage stalls straight across, I changed the two middle garage openings to bump out further than the ones on the ends. I wanted to give it a little dimension, so they reframed those two in the middle to extend out a little.
The back view of the garage:
Here’s a better view of the middle two garage door stalls that are extended further out than the ones on the ends.
Even though the garage was a bit of a headache, we love how it turned out! Stay tuned for the next new build blog post!