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Garage renovated for family play traditional-garage-and-shed

Garage renovated for family play

Play pavilion for family exercise and events. Indoor/outdoor Kids space for climbing monkey bars, ropes, swings, dance, party room, garden plays and movie nights. Photos by Subtle Light Photography

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gardener88 wrote:
What kind of railing is that?
   Comment   April 25, 2014
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It is a custom steel railing made from Flat plate sections
May 30, 2014 at 3:53PM      Thanked by gardener88
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waspes wrote:
Folding doors - Can you please tell me who makes the folding doors?
   Comment   April 4, 2014
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Yes, the doors are made by a company called Fleetwood and operate really well
April 5, 2014 at 10:34AM     
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marleymax wrote:
What are the measurements of the garage?
   Comment   March 1, 2014
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The space is approximately 21' x 24'. We would have liked to have a little more space maybe 28' x 24' but were limited by zoning code.
April 5, 2014 at 10:40AM   
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pittsville wrote:
Roof - Would you know the roof shingle color and brand. If not, no worries. thanks
   Comment   November 24, 2013
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I'm sorry I don't recall
November 29, 2013 at 5:42PM   
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niloht wrote:
What line of fleetwood is the folding door? - It doesn't look modern like their popular styles. Thanks.
   Comment   July 26, 2013
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Kimberly Johnson
I just wanted to personally thank you for taking the time to provide information about the design elements used in your project. This converted garage space is truly amazing. I simply adore the mix of traditional and modern architectural elements. Amazing work!
August 6, 2014 at 12:08PM   
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Thank you so much, this was such a fun project!
August 6, 2014 at 12:13PM   
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Corinne Madias wrote:
window manufacturer please?Super lucky family.Ahhmazing!3000 people already want this. kudos Menter
   Comment   November 2, 2012
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thanks, they are lucky and it's so fun to see how well the kids use it. The folding door system is Fleetwood, the interior windows, Lindahl and skylights Velux
November 4, 2012 at 10:17AM     
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beverleyc wrote:
Is it possible to tell me which growing zone this house is in? - Is it possible to tell me which growing zone this house is in?
   Comment   July 25, 2012
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this is in sunset zone 8B, thanks
September 21, 2012 at 4:43PM   
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Julie LaRoche wrote:
monkey bars - Could you please give me more details on how you made and mounted the monkey bars into the walls? Where can I buy them?
   Comment   June 9, 2012
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We fabricated the monkey bars out of a handrail system called Speed Rail. It comes with T, L, and other fittings that allow for the connections between pieces and to the wall.
June 10, 2012 at 10:58AM   
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miele wrote:
Great job ! What are the steps made of ? Thanks.
   Comment   June 6, 2012
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Thanks, the steps are poured concrete with a sandblasted finish
June 6, 2012 at 8:00AM   
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joyce1849 wrote:
WALLS - Great design! Please advise exaclty what the inside walls are made of. Many thanks! Joyce
   Comment   June 6, 2012
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yes, I think this would work great for a basement, the light wash of white paint allows some of the natural character of the wood grain to come through without overwhelming space like the old panelling of the 5o's basements.
June 6, 2012 at 6:29PM   
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we travel!
June 6, 2012 at 6:30PM   
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johnnycrossfit wrote:
Dimensions - What is the dimensions of the building? I would like to build something similar and I am curious how much space I may need.
   Comment   June 4, 2012
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The space is approximately 21' x 24'. We would have liked to have a little more space maybe 28' x 24' but were limited by zoning code.
June 4, 2012 at 9:56PM     
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Carpet Colour Centre - Carpet One wrote:
Dormer - Is the roof a rafter construction, what is the roof pitch and what is the type of dormer you've used?
   Comment   May 20, 2012
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Yes the roof is a 2x6 rafter construction with a 6/12 pitch. It is the original roof frame of the old garage, we added a steel truss across the center to support the climbing ropes and swings. The hip dormer is also 2x6 rafter construction
May 25, 2012 at 8:32AM   
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Brigitte Reynolds wrote:
Would you know the golden tree behind please
   Comment   January 1, 2013

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Thanks to the dormer window, it's hard to tell if this is a pyramid roof, with a single peak, or a hip roof, which would have a ridge at the center.
The biggest challenge for Menter was getting zoning approval. "We couldn't change the garage into a play space without adding car parking elsewhere on the property, so we ultimately ended up with a car garage tucked underneath a multipurpose space," says Menter. Folding doors: Bi-folding Aluminum Door System, Fleetwood

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