Garage Conversion to Hobby Space FINISHED

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You may call it a bodge, but it looks pretty impressive to me. My DIY skills are pretty much limited to No More Nails.
There may have been more than a few bodges along the way but I am pretty pleased with the end result. If I were plastering it, i

I’d never thought of just wallpapering plasterboard! That’s genius!

Shame it’s not integral, but still looks good, I suppose the bonus is peeps as in kids are less likely to just wonder in.
I will do my best to keep the child out of there, unless perhaps she wants to join the dark side and paint up her own models! Bit young for that yet though.
 
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Part 8 Continued - Ceiling

Took a lot of messing about but ceiling is ready for paint. I used 3mm board which bowed in places so had to fix that. Then sealed all the edges. Hopefully first coat of paint will go down tomorrow, need to get it painted so lights can go in.

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Part 9 - Lights

So I lost a couple of weeks due to man flu but am back on the project now. Aim is to finish it by the end of October so need to get things done.

Having finished panelling the ceiling this got a few coats of paint and then some new LED lights. It doesn’t come across well in the photo but they are nice and bright.

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Part 11 - Paint

Finished the painting. The wallpapered walls looked good after one coat but the wooden wall took 3. Looks better in person, colours a bit washed out in photos.

Have started putting the floor down, hoping to get that done Friday/Saturday then it just just the internal door and done!

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Awesome - I’m amazed how good it looks without plaster, it’s never occurred to me not to do that stage to save cash.
I am pleased with how it turned out. The only downside was that you could not move/slide the wallpaper quite as much as you can on plaster. Just meant a little more attention to line up the edge. Other that that it saved time and cash.
 
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How narrow is that door? It looks like it'd be a real struggle carrying anything in or out.
It is very narrow, made a bit of an error when measuring where the studs should go. I can fit most things through it and both sides also have additional access, the main garage door and a side door. So it is not an issue really.
 
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It’s big enough to chuck things through which is what most internal garage doors are used for....

I swear Mrs Troll thinks ours is magic.
 
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be proud of that job! looks spot on!
add some cheapo mdf skirting board though, will stop loads of bumping of the plasterboard/scuff marks/damage.
seems like just more work and money but its worth it.
 
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be proud of that job! looks spot on!
add some cheapo mdf skirting board though, will stop loads of bumping of the plasterboard/scuff marks/damage.
seems like just more work and money but its worth it.
Thanks, very happy with the end product. I did consider skirting board but decided against, mainly due to time. If if does start to get bumped it is an easy add.
 
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FINISHED...

A bit overdue but finally done.

Considering I had zero experience going into the project I am very happy with the results. I did a lot of research before starting so had a good plan and there would not be much I would change if I did it again. Only thing I would change is use slightly thicker sheets for the ceiling. Other than that I’m happy. At final count my total spend was almost bang on £1k which I think is fairly reasonable.

Hobby wise there is plenty of storage and the table is just over 6ft so fine for most systems I play. There is good lighting and just bought a heater so ready for all year round hobbying!

Anyway, onto the pics:

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Good work mate. Remind me what insulation did you use? I’m thinking of adding a layer to my quarter double garage room.