Do We need a Garage?

TGA Harley Davidson Scooter

I know I keep harping on about what I want attached to my house lately…but I am thinking aloud here and thought I would share my thoughts with all of you!

You may or may not know that I had a garage at my old Cottage, for which I used to store a multitude of things in! some of which I should of really got rid of years ago…! But these days instead of storing a car in our garages we tend to park the car outside the house and store all of our sh*t in there instead lol!

Well I was definitely one of those people and when we moved, we had to leave a lot of things behind as we were happy hoarders of the serious kind!  at first I didnt really miss it…but now two years into living without one…I am starting to miss it badly!

My Freddy, being in a wheelchair, now has lots of different gadgets for getting around in! and we have a problem Houston! Where the hell do we store them all!

He has a Harley Davidson style Scooter (Pic above)…A couple of discarded wheelchairs and two Electric wheelchairs…all of which we need to keep!…just in case there is a malfunction on one or the other!

If they aren’t being stored in the car…we have them indoors…and it is starting to get rather crowded…I mean Freddy needs the space at home to move around in freely…at the moment, he is forever banging into things…we have cupboard doors hanging off and held together with nails…we have corners of walls chipped…and the list goes on!

Of course it doesn’t help, the fact that we seem to be morphing in to our old happy hoarding ways again! So I really need me some extra garagey type storage Pronto!

So! How do we fix this!

My friend suggested Lidget Compton Concrete Garages they have all types of buildings to suit different budgets and might just be the kind I am looking for…

Although I would prefer something like this…it’s just not going to happen!

Lidget Compton Garages

So I thought perhaps more in keeping with the size of the garden like this for instance…

Lidget Compton Concrete Garages


Thing is I would need a wide door, but flat to the ground to aid easy access…I have also thought of doing something like this (below) for we have a side gate and just about as much room as in the picture…but I wonder whether this will be safe enough and also it would probably drive me mad unparking everything to get to the vehicle he needed!

I like the look of this (below)…but I would probably need a few of them! and a higher room…Just anything to make our life a little easier…

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So I have decided!…We definitely need another outbuilding in our garden! something else to save up for in the new year then! 😉 

Thanks for reading my thoughts gals and guys…Have you got any plans for the New Year?

Do you need any building work done?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below…I love hearing from you all.

Love Happy x

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    Karen Lizzie
    April 27, 2018 / 10:43 am

    We have just had to lose our garage to provide an accessible bedroom and wetroom for my wheelchair using husband. Working out where to park extra vehicles etc, is becoming an issue for us too. We have a beautiful veranda/canopy on the back of the house, which is ideal for parking things but it is so nice, we are really loath to use it! If you go the lean to/canopy route, you do have to consider the prevailing wind etc, if the wind and rain howls up your side passage, then a roof will probably not be enough to protectvexpensive electricals, plus you do need to be able to safely put them on charge too. It's a hard one really. If you prefer wooden type sheds for the look and price, then you can buy small rubber ramps that mean you don't have to wrestle things in and out. Good luck

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    Tanja
    December 21, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I understand your problem so much because I´m in a similiar situation. None of us is in a wheelchair but I laughed so hard reading your story because I´m a crazy hoarder too. I love fleamarkets and ebay and my husband always says: do you really need this? Then I strum my eyelashes and tell him, oh yes, I need it so badly, lol. Some years ago we bought a semi-detached house from 1903. It is not small but the space for my collections is getting smaller and smaller, sigh. My dream is to win the lottery to be able to buy the other half of our house but since I will probably not win I have no solution for my problem either. I can only hope my husband will not loose his patience, lol. Sorry, for not being helpful, lol. But in your case, I like all the solutions you show at your photos above and I´m sure you will pick up the right one. Happy christmas, Tanja

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    laurie
    December 13, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    my daughters husband was in an accident and is a paraplegic and she had the same issue,, and you do need back up vehicles because you just never know do you,,, they ultimately moved to a bigger house with a more open plan with a garage,, just needed more space,, I hope you find the answer to your dilemma without having to leave your lovely cottage. No special plans for New Years, just fly by the seat of our pants lol,, we shall see, probably quiet night in,,maybe watch the ball drop on tv America, nothing special, there are fireworks here in this Canadian town and we are a border city so we see the American fire works across the lake,, the American fire works are huge, we have New Years dinner here for our family that will be it.,,

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