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Did you upgrade your garage when you bought your Tesla?

I've read a couple posts about some owners cleaning out their garages in preparation for their Tesla delivery...clearly a typical garage (i.e. good enough for an ICE car) is not good enough for a Tesla.

I would certainly like one of those RaceDeck tile floors for my garage, regardless of my car. But I must admit to thinking about almost remodeling my garage should I get a Tesla, and for the life of me I don't know why. 99% of the people who would see my future Tesla aren't in my garage...so why do I want a remodel?

Did YOU improve your garage, other than the electrical connection? Paint? Floor tiles/epoxy? New lighting?

Not yet but planning on it, it's all part of the disease. Disease isn't correct word .

Oh yeah we did.
New drywall, painted floor, re-insulated pipes, new shelving, rubber tire squares,
new W/D, new garage door openers, sink....
And oh yeah, HPWC install.

Of COURSE she needed a nice new home!

Still Grinning ;-)

Yes--fixed up the drywall, painted, updated lights and garage door opener.

O

Yes, Cleaned, drywalled, put in a 50 amp plug.

Adding HPWC. Period.

Ok, I might try to get in on one of these sign purchases…

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/22738-Supercharger-Parking-Signs-(replica)

Just HPWC.

We just had Ultimate Garage Floors do their magic... looks amazing and should have done it years ago

It is work in progress...
- first cleaned out one half and charging from the dryer plug
- second cleaned out the other half and got solar and 14-50 at exactly the perfect spot
- next is new garage door opener so MS can operate it
- after that repainting the walls
- then I lean towards cork flooring
- new cabinets and some pictures on the wall
- and last but not least replace the Mercedes with a second MS

Type 2, 22kW Wall charger will be installed and as the MS is so long a stop sign 5cm away from the back wall that blinks when lightly touched ;-)

I don't have a (usable) garage. My Tesla will sleep outside.

Holy Smokes...I am not alone in linking garage upgrades with a Tesla. I have had two fairly rare vehicles (Delorean & Panoz) and didn't feel the need to do anything to the garage, but must admit it seems natural to remodel it for a Tesla and still don't know why I would want to do so....it must be a sickness...

I'm getting lots of ideas, keep 'em coming. Didn't know there were garage remodel companies!

What was I thinking??? I'm not trying to pry, but could you folks throw in the ballpark number on the reno $$$ ? I'd take a garage remodel as part of the cost of a Tesla, so if I knew, for example, that it added $5K to the price, that would help sell the purchase to the wife...

I cleaned mine out but somehow the clutter reappeared, larger and stronger.....car washing supplies.

I looked for an old gas pump that I could run the charging chord through. The I realized that this would require garage beautification and cleaning......

Interesting thread.
From a prospective owners point of view I would surmise that the garage improvements are spurred by the combination of needing to install a charging facility and not insignificantly, the fact that this is "clean" car. The risk of oil and grease drippings are so drastically reduced that it is "natural" to put it into a cleaner environment. And of course this says nothing of the potential for fuel and transmission fluid spills with their associated smells being completely eliminated. Even brake dust soiling of the garage floor is drastically reduced, hence the efforts to keep the garage clean are better rewarded for a longer time than with a conventional ICE vehicle. Yes, clean cars deserve clean garages and since one has to improve the garage electrical system anyway the next step is a natural and figuratively small one - even if it is somewhat expensive and labour intensive!
My take on it anyway. YMMV.
Thanks and Cheers
Carl

Nope, I only got the 14-50 NEMA plug installed.

I tried to upgrade da wife in anticipation of the new MS.

Of course it was a no go, but it was worth a try...

About $500 to increase the storeage capacity of the attic to eliminate clutter (it's a much larger car than the 328i that is currently there). I would go crazy, but we're not planning on staying long term in the current house.

I did somewhat...

Wolfpet
Ok, wheres your garage junk? I would love to clear my garage, but where do you put all that stuff? Camping gear, memories, old financial records, cleaning stuff, ladders, tools.....etc? Without buying storage space to commute to? Ok... I am envious!

@mitrabbit

>Camping gear
Under the ladder in the basement.

>memories
I found living in the now is more rewarding ;-)

>old financial records
shredded and recycled

>cleaning stuff
You mean a mop? Well, I'm pretty sure we have one somewhere

>ladders, tools.....etc?
I have a ladder and a toolbox in the basement. But I'm not really a handyman type so I guess I don't crave much for those

>Without buying storage space to commute to?
correct Sir! :-)

wolfpet--where did you get your posters?

@Panoz. Thanks for posting question. Like many of posters above, of course I had to upgrade garage for this beautiful car. I cleaned all the junk out of garage and had to install a utility shed to put it in. I also installed New floor and garage door. Never did anything like this for previous ICE vehicles. The MS deserves to be treated like the royalty she is. My wife thinks I am crazy but I don't care.

I believe the phenomenon is called, "nesting"

@JPPTM
Google -> Photoshop -> http://www.vistaprint.com/

I upgraded my garage dramatically just by parking my Model S in it.

I had to clean out the garage, remove the workbench, and of course add the 240V service.... then I converted a gazebo to a garden shed to put all the lawn stuff.

But my garage was built in 1918 so there hadnt been a car in it for a long time. I had to have the building straightened in order to install power garage doors!

+1 pbendo!

We did a fair amount of work spiffing the garage up and making room for such a long vehicle.
Though probably could have done long before, but NKYTA deserved better.
:-)

Ripped out damaged old black top drive way and replaced with concrete drive way that was expanded.

New garage doors for three stalls.

Repaired garage floor with concrete pouring.

1800 junked the past 10 years worth of clutter that accumulated in my garage.

I am actually limited because I'm pregnant (talking about nesting). My husband doesn't share my love for remodeling....

Love the ideas and photo(s). I'm not sure if epoxy paint or tiles is best for a floor for my location. Every Spring I have to power wash my garage floor since Colorado uses grit/dirt/sand for winter traction. I have a heated garage so any dirty snow melts overnight, leaving mud & dirt on the floor. I must do some research...


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