Well… after several months of work taking over, I’ve decided to follow through on what I’ve started. Based on recommendations I’ve gotten, I think this is a decent list of things to include when finishing. I have short list of tools at the bottom that I’ll target, but I’m focusing on the permanent fixtures / finishing necessary for the garage structure. It was suggested to get things that will be used… one of the benefits I have is proximity to family with shops. Small machine work is only ¼ mile away, major fab and painting work only 2 miles.
*Have to keep it a 2 car garage (after all , I need a place for the Dino while I work on the Audis)
*Cannot change “garage” dimensions
-Sub panel in garage
-Outlets every 4 ft (alternate breakers, use GFCI)
-Some outlets on ceiling
-Fluorescent lights (newer electronic ballasts)
-Flush mounted in ceiling (due to low ceiling)
-Flush mounted in wall?
-Insulate walls and ceiling
-Finish walls and ceiling / paint white for lighting
-Seal / coat floor
-Window mount heat pump
-Sink and drain
*Work surface / storage
-Cabinets mounted at front (away from vehicles due to space)
-Low rise lift (not necessarily necessary, but I do already have one so…)
Tools / accessories suggested include – toolbox, air compressor, air tools, welder, parts cleaner, engine hoist, radio, etc.
Thanks for all the suggestions,