Forum Title: Hole Into Garage Space For Refrigerator
Yeah, I know, what the heck is he thinking? This is for my friend who always wants to walk the building code/architectural line and never involve permits unless he's building an entire structure. I've usually worked as the assistant to small contractors for the last 20 years and do many trades but lately I'm on my own. In rearranging his kitchen he wants to buy a new double wide freezer /refrigerator (about 60 wide) and put it in the small laundry room/pantry where an existing small reefer is. I'll be tearing out all the 12 deep cabinets that are there to make room for it widthwise, and so it won't cramp the passage through this small room he wants to cut a hole in the wall so it will extend into the garage space at least a foot. I certainly like an occasional challenge for functional or artistic reasons but he has a habit of assuming what's the big deal or using the word just or that classic phrase that can't take that long (hmm, that's five four letter words...I try to tell people that and they look at me strangely). Yeah he's a piece of work but that's another thread... I have never seen this done and even though his garage is just another junk storage area (don't get me started on that part of him)I'm not crazy about putting in a weird box extension unless it can be done with some architectural integrity, even in a garage. I've known him 15 years and with all the other work I'm doing there after being slow I promised I'd ask several experienced comrades what they think. He wants more counter space in the kitchen at the expense of his family of four having to walk into the pantry room to access any food. Then again they've had that spare reefer in the pantry anyway and then there's the third reefer in the adjoining guest house ... you get the picture. This is an ongoing idiosyncracy of his remodeling/general logic that I have reluctantly come to accept. Any real world experience, suggestions or pure satire welcome.
Category: General Contractor Post By: JOANNE GARRETT (Racine, WI), 02/02/2018

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