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#1 posted 02-13-2015 03:33 AM

Looks like you have a good size beer fridge.

1. Improve the lighting
I would pick up some 8’ at the big box store. You can install them yourself. For a few hundred you could light it up a lot better.
2. Get it wired for 220v
Not to hard. Run your own wire and then hook it up yourself or have an electrician do it from there. Might be able to get it done for a beer out of the fridge if you have a neighbor that is an electrician.
3. Figure out a way to get it warmer, which leads me to…
I used a dual head propane heater until I could install a natural gase heater.
4. Drywall the Ceiling
I would insulate and then drywall.
5. Paint the Walls (white?). Will require a lot of work on the walls, as they’re covered in scuffs, holes, etc.
It’s a workshop. Just paint over the bad stuff. It will make the shop a lot brighter if you paint it white.
6. Take out at least one set of cabinets, possibly both.
I would leave the cabinets for storage.
7. Put an epoxy floor over the cement
Sure makes it nice and is easier to do before you fill the shop with heavy tools.

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