Taking a few months off of home improvements has given a little more time to think through plans for the property. All of my ideas piled together would equal pretty significant homeowner loan. One of the first things i need is a workshop or shed for me to move my tools and projects into. I had planned on constructing a shed behind the house — actually rebuilding the rotten one that had been there. Two winters with thousand pound piles of snow falling onto the site of the planned shed has changed my mind.
Now the idea is to make the carport a garage with a workshop in the back. I can use the whole thing for a workshop with just the addition of some insulation, windows, a door and a garage door. Then i’ll build a post and beam structure detached from the house as a carport. In the summer i can just park in the driveway and use it as a covered patio. In the winter if i want to i can park one vehicle in the garage — i even have a heater for the space.
That will open up the current workshop/boiler room for an office and downstairs bathroom.
By this coming winter i should have the garage enclosed and the carport built. That will give the dark winter months to do the interior work i have been putting off. Since i recently refinanced the house a home equity loan wouldn’t give much to work with. I’ll just have to pay for the projects as i go.