Noticed an unusual and FAST renovation today.
An attached garage on a '50s house had been converted to a room LONG ago, probably soon after the house was built. The front wall was properly wall-like, not an obvious fill panel.
There was no sign of pending construction on Monday. I didn't walk past the house on Tuesday. Today, Wednesday, the garage is a garage again! Looks like it was always a garage.
Structurally the speed makes sense... the wall was designed to hold an overhead door, so the lower part wasn't bearing any load. Removing it wouldn't require any 'engineering'. Just Sawzall + skill.
Culturally it's UNIQUE. I've never seen a conversion in this direction. In Spokane NOBODY uses a garage for cars. They fill the garage with stuff then build a carport in front to hold the car then fill the carport with stuff then build a carportport in front then [loop]