As some of you may know, I've been on a house hunt for a while now.
After getting my over-asking offers rejected multiple times (and f'ing up one deal with an amazingly sized garage), I'm finally under contract on a house. Just had the inspection done this weekend. Don't even have the results yet but am getting cold feet. The problem (aside from feeling like I'm overpaying by this thing in this insane market)? It's a 1951 build and has a one-car garage. I've had big dreams of doing a GarageJournal-style build but I can't help but think that a one car garage is just unworkable for something like that. So, I have come to TCL for help. Is it possible to be a happy car guy with a one-car garage or will I regret this purchase? Also, those of you in the industry, am I insane for buying in this market?
The house and garage at issue.
My measurements sucked because there was so much crap in there. Ballpark 12-13" ft wide, maybe 18-19" ft deep? The red-circled items can be used as reference points:
From the garage door in, there's a work bench in that extended area to the left of the door, then the interior laundry room intrudes slightly into the garage and cuts off the workbench area (you can see the intrusion in pic #2, where the conduit is running on the side of the intrusion (to the right of the ironing board):
From the back door, looking toward the garage doorm
The house and oversized 2-car garage I missed out on. This was one of the biggest mistakes I've ever made, TCL. I can tell the story if anyone cares but the short of it is that I'm a moron.
Given the state of the market and a possible drop in housing prices, I could be stuck in this thing for a while. So, TCL, should this garage be a deal-breaker?