This is part of our first home reno series. Please remember to read our "Reno & Home Improvement Advice" blog before you attempt such a large project on your own.
From Tired and Unruly to Organised and Cooly!
To have a cosy, clean and neat workshop that is separated from the garage itself and could in fact be easily converted into an external office space while still offering a larger than standard walk through space to access the backyard via a sturdy ramped deck and oversized back door.
Initially the area in question was open to the garage itself and had a weird one and one quarter exit door arrangement to get to the rear of the property. The short deck that went from the door to the yard was steep and rickety so not exactly user friendly! The concrete was very stained and the old kitchen cabinets were a horrid green colour with the walls and ceiling being a mustard colour.
We firstly built some new plaster bulkheads in the entrance way and then fitted a black roller door so you can section off the two areas. From there new paint was added to the ceilings and walls with skirts painted black and all timber work around windows and doors stained, a new stained oak door and matching to the house door handles was fitted that opens to an extended new deck ramp.
Carpets and rubber mats were put down on the floor. Cabinets were painted black using a special decking type paint for durability along with nickel handles fitted turned on their sides to give a unique look and a hardwood benchtop was also added to cabinet to give a durable and high end look to the cabinets. Several new stained timber shelves throughout the workshop area were also added.
My dear old Dads workbench also found a new home in it which is both solid and has great storage space underneath.
Get the Look:
Next up in this series - Home Renovation Completion
Worthy job!! Thanks for another job well done VIP Fencing!!!! Achieved success with absolutely no problems given the challenging slope of our land. They went above and beyond. Matt Chapman...an absolute champion star!!
The fence looks fantastic. Very professional and well finished off...We are very happy! Many thanks
- Ange (Fencing Services Wantirna)
Walter and his team have been creating beautiful and sturdy fences for us for more than 10 years. Walter is very professional and his workmanship is excellent. He is prompt, reliable and competitive.
- Vanessa (Fencing Services Surrey Hills)
VIP Fencing (Matt Couper) was quick to respond to my request for a quote. They visited within a day and the quote was emailed right away. Changes requested by the neighbours were happily accommodated, and the prices were competitive. Most pleasingly, Matt set a day to do the work, and was there on time and on the day stated. I cannot actually recall the last time a tradie did that. He worked hard all day, and finished after dark. Very well done and left the site tidy. And on top of that he was friendly and accommodating. Can't ask for more. If you want a fence done for a good price, with a good result, on time as promised, then Matt is the bloke to speak to. Thanks Matt.
- M&L (Fencing Services Beaurmaris)
We recently had a fencing project completed by Mark and his colleague Curtis who had recently joined Mark to gain further experience in his own business. Curtis was a friendly and personable tradesman, his work was completed in an efficient and timely manner. We had the gate constructed for our new pup in the backyard, but as the result was so nice, wish it could be displayed out front for passers by! Thank you so much!
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- Allan (Fencing Services Ferndale)
Hi Raj, On behalf of my father, sister and myself, I would like to thank you for the exceptional job that you carried-out with the replacement of the back fence at my fathers place in Doncaster East. You were punctual, toiled all day until you finished in the dark, applied quality workmanship and as a customer, I could not be more please than we are now. If anyone out there was to look for a company/person to have their fence replaced I would strongly recommend you as that person to undertake works. Thank you once again Raj.
- JoeZ (Fencing Services Doncaster East)
Professional approach and first class work on my fence by Clint. Thoroughly recommend.
- John (Fencing Services Essendon West)
Hi Mark, I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a great job with our fencing. We are really pleased and appreciate the care you took to get it looking so good.
- Carly & Ross (Fencing Services Glen Waverley)