Holy smokes, you did an amazing job! If that's your prep area, I can't wait to see your mobile operation! It should be utterly mindblowing!
I'm looking around my garage right now, thinking "ehh! I hate you! Why can't you be beautiful too!"
Please tell us more about the logistics of making such an inspiring kitchen: anything you want to share, like floor plan, electrical considerations, and especially before-and-during construction pics!
lol.....Im sure your garage is beautiful in it's own unique way
I wish i would have taken pictures of the before and during construction of the kitchen, but unfortunately i did not. never even crossed my mind that anyone would be interested in seeing the process. The floor plan was a bit of a challenge, went through several designs before choosing the one we ultimately went with. At being slightly less than 300 square feet it was a chore to come up with a design that would allow for all the equipement that we wanted/needed to have room for, but the one we did use worked our great, has plenty of room to do what we intend to do and has a great traffic flow. It's hard to detect in the photos but it's kind of in an "L" shape configuration with the food prep area on one leg and the cleaning (hand washing/dishes) along with storage and a small desk for paperwork and the half bath down the other leg, with a door leading our to the garage area where the mobile oven will be stored high and dry : ) Meeting all the local building codes as well as the health department regulations was definately an intersting process, but in the end we passed all the codes and regs on the first shot, so i guess we did something right. All the electrical for the kitchen is run off of a seperate 100 amp servive box, with dedicated circuits for the Dough mixer, freezer, refrigerator, range hood, microwave and bathroom, lighting and other electrical outlets are also on seperate circuits. and don't forget the direct tv for those long nights of making dough balls
The garage/kitchen is attached to our house but no longer has direct access from inside the house, we decided to make a seperate access from outside so as to completely isolate it from the house. health department regulations did not insist on this but we could tell that they prefered it. they told us that if there was access to the kitchen from inside the house that we would never be allowed a pet on the premises, not even a gold fish in a tank, although we own no pets, we wanted to keep that option open if in the future we decided we did want one, and this way the health inspection officials have no reason to ever be concerned about anything in our home. It also will make it nice not having direct access to the home if we do decide to rent time in the kitchen to other foodies for their prep operations. ive attached a couple more photos that kinda show what is going on down the "other leg" of the kitchen. Thank you for your interest and kind comments.