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The Socal To AZ Garage Build - Input Appreciated

Discussion in 'Detailing & Showroom' started by SoCal to az, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. SeattleStew

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    Could do that for your upstairs racing simulator. For 28k I’d hope it has motion and all that jazz
     
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  3. ChipG

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    If it were me I'd run the grey slate (or whatever it is) all the way to the ceiling, stopping halfway looks like you ran out of money and did it on the cheap.
     
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  4. SoCal to az

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    Fair comment but I disagree. Nothing will look cheap when Im done. :). If I was to do this, would for sure need white floors......otherwise too much grey.
     
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  5. SoCal to az

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    Too big. Specifically too long- it will protrude into the golf simulator. And really I dont want a big ass car upstairs. Will just be too much. Regular sim upstairs, cars downstairs, maybe on the wall.
     
  6. ChipG

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    Maybe then use the white space to put large murals in black and white of cars / F1 cars to look at from the simulator area? Kind of like they do at the Petersen museum sometimes.

    Something like this wall, I know there are better examples out there but you'll get the idea.
     
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  8. Jaguar36

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    I too like the wood accent wall better, I think it adds some nice warmth to the space. I don't really like the slate going all the way up nor do I really liek the blunt transition to the white wall either. It looks odd, but I'm not sure how I would best fix it.

    That being said, the garage looks awesome and I would be thrilled with it either way.
     
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  9. SoCal to az

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    Congrats' on finding the rendering that you want for your new space.

    My own two pesos if I may; stopping the grey stone is a great idea for two reasons, it defines the upper and lower space and it keeps things very bright which you obviously want. Please don't worry about the large white walls. You are going for a modern and more minimalist approach and most people love cluttering their walls up with unnecessary nick-knacks or let's call it 'art work' that they install that destroys the very idea of the design. Live with the space for a little bit and feel it and then decide if you want to put something up.

    I think the floors look great in either grey or white, one item to consider if you do large format tiles is the grout and sealer so dirt and liquids from the cars don't stain.

    One critique of the design if I may and it may only be in the perspective. Follow the line from the bottom of the landing, the platform where the stairs meet up to, and follow that along to the windows/doors. It appears to meet the large horizontal casing on the windows/doors perfectly. Now go to the other side of the loft space, where the stone meets up to and then follow that line to the window and casing on that side. To me I see a large gap, again, I know this could just be my perspective and this isn't a final architect draft, but just something that bothers my eye.

    It appears to be an incredible project and I hope you keep us updated on the progress. ;)

     
  11. SoCal to az

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    Agree. Very good point. less is more. One thing this "garage" will not contain is a hodge podge of crap on the walls. neon signs, pictures of James Dean and his speedster, a signed photo by Mario Andretti. You get my jist. That is just not my style. If the space warrants it, I will have a massive piece on the wall. Maybe a replica car. Maybe a Ferrari dealership sign maybe something else. But big, substantial, minimal. Thank you- I completely agree with this point.


    Yes. Agree again. Large format tiles with minimal to no grout lines. I want them as small as possible. I thought about polished concrete but hard to get a light color in that. Porcelain tile slabs is what Im aiming for if I can find the right material that can withstand the traffic. In the living area of the house we are doing 6 foot by 4 foot porcelain slabs. Large pieces, minimal grout.


    You are absolutely correct in that the platform on one side butts up to the casing but I have a white wall on the other side. If you look at the floor plan, the windows are lined up perfectly. However in order to accommodate the stairs, we did the platform. I could have eliminated the platform by changing the orientation of the stairs and we tried multiple versions including a circular staircase but this way gives me the most flexibility, gives a "viewing platform" to the cars below and allows me to park a car under the stairs till they get too low.

    To get more symmetry, I could extend a platform on the other side but it will likely be wasted space and frankly too symmetrical. It does give me a potential display area to put a large format piece of art or just leave the wall blank. But good eye- it is asymmetrical but not sure if it will work any other way. Open to suggestions if you have any ideas.

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  13. nis1973

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    Very cool project!
     
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