If you’ve been around here a while, you know I’ve been working on the Garage Airbnb for a really long time. Unlike with my flips, there is no real deadline to this project. And I’m not going to lie- it’s been nice working on a project at my own pace. However, I really didn’t expect it to last this long! After almost two years of work, it’s time for a garage Airbnb renovation update! If you’re new here, be sure you check out how it looked when I bought it here.
Garage Airbnb Renovation Update
The very first project was the exterior. You may remember I partnered with Home Depot to complete this huge overhaul! Not much with the exterior has changed since then. I did have a section of the roof replaced to remove the stovepipe for the former wood stove. The garage originally didn’t have any guttering, so I had guttering added last fall. To install new guttering and multiple oversized downspouts, the total was around $800. My last little accent that I’ve added to the exterior is a custom sign.
What’s Left To Do On The Exterior
- Power wash the patio
- Close off the attic access doors to better insulate the room
- Repair some loose boards
Since my last update, I recently completed the bathroom as part of the One Room Challenge. It was probably the biggest task of this entire project. While the space did originally have a toilet & sink, it was lacking a shower, & the current layout didn’t work for guests.
Now that the shower project is complete, the bathroom is pretty much done! But it’s the only part mostly done!
What’s Left To Do In The Bathroom
- Paint the floor
- Install baseboards
- Install door
Main Area Update
The rest of the garage will serve as a bedroom, living room, and kitchen area…all in once place- so it will serve multiple purposes. And it’s been quite the headache getting it finished. At this point, the drywall has been installed & painted (remember this post?).
Beyond the drywall on the walls, the rest of the work has been very slow going. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I recently tried to tackle a DIY wood plank project for the ceiling. After working on that for what seems like forever, I finally abandoned that project and hired someone to texture & patch the ceiling. It was a very difficult project that required a lot of time (something I don’t have). The room wasn’t square and the boards hadn’t been cut square, so it was a huge struggle!
I decided to use the same paint as the walls. If you’re thinking, that’s a lot of white- you’re right! My original thought with the wood ceiling project was that it would warm up the space. Since that isn’t happening, I have to find another way to warm up the room. I’ll be doing that through wood tone doors, patterned wallpaper, and a painted floor.
What’s Left To Do In The Main Area
- Hang wallpaper in the kitchen area
- Finish painting the ceiling
- Install baseboards & window trim
- Clean the entire garage
- Paint the floors
- Install ceiling fan & smoke detector
- …and then get the occupancy permit from the city!
I hope to have the rest of the garage down by Spring Break. I have a lot of work cut out for me! If you want more regular updates, I post most of them in my stories on Instagram.