Here's what the garage looked like before.
Here's what the garage looks like now.
At face value, the change might not seem that much different unless you were here. We raised the floor a foot, insulated it, exchanged a garage door for a wall with two windows, and carted out a lot of junk. We still need to bump out the outside walls another two inches, insulate them, and maybe throw up a coat of paint. But at the moment, I don't care how long that takes. I am so happy to have light and warmth, and plenty of work space. This sanctuary has gone from Teresa's garage to Teresa's Art Studio.