littlecake Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 12:16am
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my son and DIL are converting their garage...i'd love to some them some of your pics!

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zubia Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 5:02am
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I would love to see them her'sa bump

skaggs1 Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 10:44am
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Heres a bump!! I want to turn my garage into a kitchen where I can do my cakes.

Stephi1 Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 1:08pm
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Me Too! DH is all set to start the conversion for me this fall - I am totally excited!!!

crazyteach Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 1:12pm
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I wish I had the room to convert an area to a bakery-- might have to consider the basement after the oldest moves out! or IF he moves out??? LOL! I would just love to see how people set it up.

-Tubbs Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 1:33pm
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I am <...theees..> close to being finished with my basement kitchen. It's a new build, not a conversion, but I will share pics when it is done. My one concern is that it's very tiny (10x14'), and I'm concerned that I won't have enough room for everything I need. I would think a garage would be better because there would be more space.

BandT Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 1:59pm
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Hi I have never posted before but I am very proud of my bakery so I thought I would show you.
My son in law and his father did the majority of the renos. We only had a single car garage so it isn't as big as I would like. I ran out of room the first week. But it is serving it's purpose so far.


littlecake Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:03pm
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very cute! thank you for looks like you fit in everything you needed. they didn't make you put a bathroom in?

umgrzfn Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:06pm
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Very nice BrandT! It looks great! I'm excited to see everyone else's.

BandT Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:09pm

I didn't need a bathroom but we did have to put in a handwashing sink. I don't have a pic of that part of the bakery.

-Tubbs Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:23pm

Really nice Brenda! Very tidy - is this before you started working in it?!!

crazyteach Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:32pm

Wow that is nice- it was converted from a garage? I can't wait until Ican redo my basement!

BandT Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:33pm
Originally Posted by TubbsCookies

Really nice Brenda! Very tidy - is this before you started working in it?!!

icon_lol.gif HAHA yes we had just opened

cylstrial Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:39pm

Very nice BandT! I'm totally jealous! Would you mind sharing a ballpark figure of how much it cost you to renovate your garage? (Sorry, if I'm being rude asking certainly don't have to tell us).

BandT Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:43pm
Originally Posted by cylstrial

Very nice BandT! I'm totally jealous! Would you mind sharing a ballpark figure of how much it cost you to renovate your garage? (Sorry, if I'm being rude asking certainly don't have to tell us).

In total just for the renos not including appliances it was around $5000.00
The biggest expense was the floor.

BandT Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:47pm

Sorry i should have said that we had the triple sink given to us. That alone would have cost $5000.00.

crazyteach Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 2:54pm

I guess I will be waiting a long time to redo my basement --- LOL!

pish Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 3:58pm

Here's mine that we finished in March. Actually a loft space above our garage but my hasband did a fabulous job of coverting it if I do say so myself! icon_biggrin.gif

JaeRodriguez Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 4:00pm

pish, that is like my DREAM kitchen! :]] i LOVE it!

Mommaskip Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 4:04pm

wow talk about beautiful. my mil and i want to have our own bakery one day.

karizkakes Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 4:10pm

My dream too! These are really great! Wish my hubby was that good with tools!

crazyteach Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 6:28pm

I wish my husband was that good also-- that is a beautiful bakery! I am hoping that I can do it one day! We are looking for a home with a MIL suite, but want to convert it to a bakery! I am hoping my dream will come true soon!

jenbakescakes Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 6:47pm

This is my first time posting pics in a forum so hopefully this works! My hubby, mom and I converted our attached oversize one car garage. It's small but I have lots of room for all my cake toys plus some room to grow! It still needs crown moulding and a display cabinet where the cakes are sitting on the butcher block table.

shari22 Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 7:05pm

I love ALL the pics!!! I'm green with envy!! icon_cry.gif

SweetArt Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 3:48am

I converted my detached garage. It is actually behind my house and is about 375 sq. feet. My HD requires that everything be commercial grade. I was not required to add a bathroom.

$5000 for large appliances, tables, sinks, and racks (YEA Craigslist!)
$7000 for plumbing (had to run pipes across my back yard.)
$3000 for electrical (had to re-do it ALL, so I put in it's own meter.)
$1000 for heating and air (you can see the unit between the frig and oven.)
$6000 for structural renovation (walls, floor, ceiling, etc.)

Total: $22K

And I already owned about $10,000 in other small equipment like pans, airbrush system, fondant and gumpaste toys, etc.

gerripje Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 4:01am

I would sure love to do something like that. I just don't seem to have the time to be able to practice as much as I need to. I am afraid that I would never get good enough or I would end up with difficult customers all the time. Those bridezillas trying to get away with cake murder that I've been reading about lately scare me!! I just need to win the lottery, hire a maid and a nanny, then boy oh boy would I build myself a wonderful cake studio in the back yard!! icon_rolleyes.gificon_razz.gif

all4cake Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 4:14am

Those are fantastic spaces!

CookiezNCupcakez Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 4:23am

Thanks for sharing your lovely home shops they are stunning! Dreams do come true....I'm still waiting on mine icon_wink.gif

emlashlee Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 4:24am

I swear I need to get a towel and wipe the drool from my screen! These spaces are great! I am so happy for all of you that can do this. Enjoy! (I know you are!) icon_smile.gif

umgrzfn Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 5:18am

Hey SweetArt...can I come play in your shop?!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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