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Apr 24 2017

Pool House Plans for Your Backyard Pool

Post By: M.K. Tenney

Category: Pool House Plans

With summer fast approaching, you might be thinking about backyard cookouts, dinner on the patio or spending lazy afternoons in the pool with family and friends. Enhance your poolside experience by building a pool house plan. Our pool house plans are available in a broad range of sizes and styles. All these designs offer a half bath or space for change clothes at the minimum. But some pool houses have so much more to offer, like a covered porch for shady respite from the sun, an outdoor kitchen or grill, full bath, pool storage or even a guest room! With so many special features to choose from, it will be easy to find a pool house plan that fits neatly in your backyard and accommodates your needs. Below is a sampling of the pool house plans we offer. Carefully consider which one is right for you.

 

Pool House Plan 019P-0001019P-0001: A handsome exterior shows off decorative details like stone pedestals and the exposed porch beams with this stunning pool house plan. Spacious, yet cozy, the covered terrace offers a protected outdoor lounging space with an attractive stone fireplace. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a snack with the kids or a cold drink with friends. The full bath includes a shower with a convenient seat. Utilize the studio space as an indoor gathering place, exercise room, or guest room.

 

Pool House Plan 052X-0003052X-0003: Think outside the box with this modern pool house plan. Walls of windows allow natural light to flow indoors and brighten the space. With a full bath and ample loft space, this structure is flexible enough to serve as guest room, are studio, or workout room when it’s not swimming season. There’s even a patio to enjoy the outdoors grilling, feasting, or sunbathing.  Expand your possibilities with this fresh design.

 

 

Pool House Plan 006P-0013006P-0013: With its stunning façade and arched doorways this pool house plan would blend well with a Mediterranean or Sunbelt home. A wet bar on the covered porch serves poolside. Celebrate the kids’ birthdays with family and friends and enjoy a piece of cake and a snack in the party room. Inside the coffee bar offer more refreshments. A full bath provides a shower for guests and a place to change after swimming. Outside access to a storage room offers a convenient place to stow away pool toys, tools, and chemicals.

 

Pool House Plan 035P-0002035P-0002: This is easily the Taj Mahal of pool house plans! What a beautiful and convenient way to entertain guests or clients in its clubhouse, complete with kitchenette and full bath. A two-story ceiling delivers a spacious feel. The clubhouse is the perfect place for the media center with comfy chairs, or clear the room, add a disco ball, and dance the night away. Bi-fold glass doors open to the covered patio extending the gathering space outdoors where a stone fireplace adds to the atmosphere.  With additional patio space, there is plenty of room to enjoy a party with friends and family. With its majestic columns and stunning arched glass window, this design is an attractive and clever way to extend your residence!

 

Garage with Pool Bath Plan 062G-0071062G-0071: It’s a garage. It’s a pool house. Yes, it’s a garage and a pool house. The garage provides space for four cars. But on the flip side, I mean pool side, enter to a hallway that leads to a full bath on one side and an exercise room on the other. Possibilities become endless by taking the interior stairs to loft space. It features an outside balcony overlooking the pool. What a fantastic place for a home office, game room, home theater, or space to house guests or kids that have come back home to roost.

 

Pool House Plan 006P-0007006P-0007: Here’s an attractive pool house plan that offers a vaulted cabana room for sheltering a hot tub.  If you need to get out of the sun, but still wish to soothe your body, this is the place for you. A sitting room provides an area for swimmers to change and a sauna for warming up after the sunsets. Grab a snack or a drink from the kitchenette and lounge for a while, protected from the sun. There’s a handy storage closet with an outside door for storing pool chemicals, patio furniture or water toys.

 

For more possibilities, take some time to browse our entire collection of Pool House Plans.

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Mar 21 2017

What’s Hot? Detached Modern Garage Plans

Post By: M.K. Tenney

Category: Detached Garage Plans

Modern detached garages are HOT in residential construction right now. Building a modern-style detached garage is a growing trend, and with more builders constructing modern-style houses, there is a need for modern garage plans. If you are building a modern home right now, or if you are looking for a garage to match your modern home, it is time to take a look at some of our most popular modern garage plans!

 

Modern Garage Plan 050G-0079050G-0079: Step into this 1-car garage and step into the natural light provided by a row of clearstory windows. The extra deep bay is suitable for boat storage, and it features an attractive sloped ceiling highlighted with wood beams. Plenty of windows illuminate the workshop as well. They are perfectly placed to allow natural light to flow onto the current project, and they are ideal for taking a break. Just gaze outdoors and rest the eyes. But for a real break, step out onto the covered patio, pull up a chair, and imagine your next project. This detached 1-car garage workshop plan is sure to please!

 

Modern Garage Plan 052G-0009052G-0009: This unique and thoroughly modern garage apartment plan is sure to get your attention. The first level accommodates two cars and offers a 9’ ceiling. A side-entry service door delivers convenience. Interior stairs lead to the second-floor apartment that is compact and efficient. The living area shares space with the kitchen, and there is room for a stacked washer/dryer in the full bath.  Store front windows accommodate a view for contemplation, and if you look hard enough, you just might see George Jetson flying home from work. Suitable for a guest house, this modern two-car garage apartment plan is the perfect complement to your modern home.

 

062G-0076Modern Garage Plan 062G-0076: This modern garage plan includes a two-story vaulted ceiling in one bay designed to accommodate an oversized truck, camper or RV.  The other bay is extra deep for boat storage, or it simply provides plenty of space at the rear of the bay to store anything you wish.  The second-floor loft can be used as your very own studio, exercise room, or storage space for the extreme collector. Ideal for those who have expensive “toys” and need to protect their investments, this modern RV garage plan features a simple but attractive exterior, that hides a world of possibilities on the interior.

 

Modern Garage Plan 072G-0034072G-0034: This is not your grandmother’s two-car garage. Stylistic and modern, this garage apartment plan provides a double garage beneath a stunning and efficient living space. An interesting roofline catches you’re eye while the thoughtful floor plan delivers everything you’ll need for efficient living. The kitchen includes a convenient island, but don’t miss the sun deck. What a perfect place to sip your morning coffee or observe a beautiful sunset. After thinking about it, it would do grandma proud to occupy this gorgeous plan.

 

Moder Garage Plan 028G-0056028G-0056: For those who just need a little extra parking, here’s an attractive, modern garage plan designed to accommodate two cars. It’s compact design fits neatly in most backyards and is thoughtful styling blends with both contemporary and modern-style homes. Overhead storage at the rear is accessible via ladder. A -entry service door provides convenient entrance and egress, while windows offer natural light. A double overhead door offers ease of parking your vehicles. Practical and stylish, this detached modern garage plan will dress up your backyard and add value to your home.

 

Modern Garage Plan 052G-0007052G-0007: Glass and stone define this retro-modern 2-car garage plan. Simple yet attractive, double glass doors show off the inner space while allowing lots of natural light to spill inside the garage. A side-entry service door allows convenient access for foot traffic. This detached garage plan is sure to be an attractive addition to any modern home.

 

 

Modern Garage Plan 062G-059062G-0059: Simple, yet practical, this modern two-car garage plan makes a nice addition to your modern home.Storage space at the rear of the garage affords plenty of room to store lawn equipment and tools, or even a work bench. Or, the extra deep bays might be better suited for boast storage if you have a fisherman in your family. Interior stairs lead to a nifty studio or loft that includes a full bath and compact kitchen.  The finished loft could utilized as a guest room, craft room, or home office. Carefully designed to accommodate multiple needs, this modern garage plan with loft is worth taking a second look.

 

This is just a small sampling of the modern garage plans in our collection. Take some time to browse all our garage plans to find the right one for you!

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Feb 23 2017

Shed Plans for Your Backyard

Post By: Curtis Cadenhead

Category: Shed plans

With spring right around the corner, you might be thinking about getting more organized in your home, garage and backyard.Our backyard shed plans are the ideal solution for tidying up the backyard and storing things neatly in their own space. Additionally, shed plans offer the ideal work space for gardeners and DIYers. We have a vast collection of backyard shed plans that offer everything from storage of lawn and garden tools and sporting equipment to potting benches for those with a green thumb. Below are five garage plans from our vast collection. Take some time to learn about these backyard shed plans and find out what we have to offer.

 

Shed Plan 047S-0006047S-0006: If you’re looking for storage for lawn and garden tools, this basic backyard storage shed is sure to fit the bill. There’s plenty of room for the lawn mower, fertilizer, hedge trimmer, shovels, rakes and the like. It’s simple design blends nicely with most homes and features a double door entry in front as well as a side service door. If you’re not looking to store lawn and garden tools, this shed plan is also suitable for storing the family bikes, sporting equipment or even patio furniture during the winter months. The blueprints are available in five sizes allowing you to build the right-sized shed for your space and needs.

 

Shed Plan 062S-0001062S-0001: Here’s a backyard shed plan that does double duty. The storage shed area features a double door entry making it easy to move large and bulky items in or out of the shed. There is plenty of room inside for organizational shelving or storing seasonal items like sprinklers and hoses. It is also large enough to accommodate items such as a pair kayaks or an ATV. A workshop area is attached to the shed giving the family handyman a place to store tools, work on small home improvement project or wood crafts. Windows offer plenty of natural lighting in the workshop.

 

Shed Plan 072S-0020072S-0020: For those who enjoy starting their own summer gardens from seed, this shed plan with attached greenhouse provides an excellent place to start growing your vegetable plants in early spring so they can be transplanted into the garden in late spring or early summer. The greenhouse area offers ample space and plenty of natural light for growing while the storage shed area offers room for extra pots, potting soil, gardening shovels and more. Avid gardeners will appreciate this thoughtful design allowing them to keep everything they need for growing flowers and vegetables in one place.

 

Shed Plan 050S-0005050S-0005: Gardening enthusiasts will love this backyard potting shed. It is designed to keep all your gardening tools and supplies in one place. This eliminates a mess in the garage or basement. This potting shed plan offers a utility sink and plenty of room for counters and workspace. There’s even enough room in the middle to add a work table if you prefer. Neatly store pots, shovels, fertilizer, and seeds in this shed and organize your gardening workspace in a manner that is functional for you.

 

028S-0008Shed Plan 028S-0008: This backyard storage shed plan has more to offer than you might expect. The main level provides enough room for shelving or storage cabinets for all your lawn and garden needs. Or, if you have a family, it provides plenty of room for the kids’ baseball bats and gloves, scooters, kites, and other outdoor toys. For others, it provides a great place to store woodworking tools and supplies. Still others might use this backyard shed for storing pool chemicals and accessories like rafts and diving sticks. Now take a look above. The attic storage is ideal for stashing seasonal items like holiday lights and other holiday décor. The widows and covered porch are thoughtful extras that help this practical shed blend neatly with your home.

 

Our extensive collection of shed plans includes many designs available in a variety of sizes and styles. If you’re looking for something a little bit larger than a backyard shed, you might want to consider some of our outbuilding plans.

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Jan 20 2017

The Right RV Garage Plan for You – The Garage Plan Shop

Post By: Curtis Cadenhead

Category: Detached Garage Plans,RV Garage Plans

If you own an RV, camper, or motor home, chances are, you’ll want to protect your investment from the elements and keep it safe and secure when you’re not on the road. RV garage plans are the ideal solution for many years to come. They are available in a vast array of sizes and styles and some feature special extras like storage space or a half bath. With so many combinations of styles, bays and features, it will be easy to find a garage plan that satisfies your needs and fits your lot. Below are a sampling of RV garage plans ranging from a very basic design to more complex designs that offer more than just RV storage.

 

RV Garage Plan 033G-0015033G-0015: If you have a limited budget, face size constraints due to a small lot, or simply need to protect your RV and nothing else, this RV garage plan is worth taking a closer look. It’s compact size and basic design offer protection for your home away from home without taking up too much space in the backyard or blowing your budget. It is only 18’ wide, boasts a 14’ ceiling and delivers 648 square feet of parking. A handy workbench and two service entries offer convenience.

 

RV Garage Plan 051G-0086 051G-0086: For those who wish to protect their RV and store a couple extra cars, consider an RV garage plan like this one. It includes an attached 2 car garage providing enough parking for your everyday vehicles or other motorized items like ATVS, motorcycles or jet skis. The RV bay is separated from the 2-car garage but is accessed by a service door between the two spaces. The RV bay offers a vaulted ceiling and a 12’x13’-6” garage door. The 2-car garage enjoys a 9’ ceiling and two 10’x8’ garage doors plus some storage space that is suitable for a workbench or storage shelves. Traditional styling blends nicely with a variety of architectural styles.

 

0RV Garage Plan 062G-007662G-0076: Here’s an RV garage that sports a modern design and has more to offer than you might expect! The RV bay is accompanied by an extra deep car bay that is ideal for parking one car while having storage space in the rear. Or, it is suitable for storing other things like a pair of canoes or kayaks, life jackets and fishing poles. The RV bay offers a vaulted ceiling and a 12’x14’ garage door easily accommodating your RV, motor home or camper. Stairs lead to the second-floor loft which can be used for seasonal storage or it can be finished as a studio, office or game room. If you’re looking for an RV garage that provides extra usable space, consider a design like this one.

 

035RV Garage Plan 035G-0014G-0014: Here’s an RV garage plan that is flexible enough to store your RV and a couple of cars or it can hold up to eight standard automobiles. The finished living space is flexible too! It can be used as a recreation area, guest suite, apartment or home office. Begin with the 2230 square foot garage space featuring a large storage closet and two overhead garage doors (16’x16’ and 16’x10’). There is plenty of room to park your RV and a couple of family cars. On the second floor, the finished living area features a full bath, kitchen, living room and den. This space could easily serve as an apartment or guest suite for weekend visitors. Or if you prefer, finish it has a home office for the work-at-home individual. This arrangement would offer privacy for phone calls and meeting with clients outside the main house, but you’d never really have to leave home. This flexible living area is also suitable to be finished as a media room, game room or man cave. The possibilities are endless with this RV garage apartment plan.

 

RV Carport Plan 006G-0164006G-0164:  If you have a tight budget or just don’t want to build an enclosed garage, consider an RV carport plan like this one to protect your vehicle. The carport design features a covered porch for grilling and relaxing plus a storage closet. It’s the ideal place to park your RV after a long road trip and it offers plenty of room for pop-outs if you need to clean out the RV or just air it out after your trip.

 

No matter what your needs may be, there are plenty of RV garage plans and RV carport plans to protect your investment, satisfy your individual style and tastes, and deliver all the other extras you may be looking for in your RV garage. Take some time to browse our entire collection of RV garage plans to find the one that is right for you!

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Dec 19 2016

A Sampling of 6 New Garage Plans From 2016

Post By: Curtis Cadenhead

Category: Featured Plans,New Plans

As we approach the end of 2016, we’d like to take a little time to note the many practical, stylish and carefully designed garage plans that have been added to our website this year. They vary in architectural style and size and deliver a vast array of special features from storage space to living quarters and everything in between. With so many specially designed garage plans to choose from, selecting the right plan for your needs, preferences, lifestyle and tastes becomes an exciting adventure! Take some time to review this sampling of new garage plans, you might just find the one you’re looking for!

 

Garage Plan 062G-0076062G-0076 – Do you own an RV, camper or motor home? This modern RV garage plan is just right when it comes to protecting your investment. It offers an RV bay outfitted with a 12’x14’ overhead garage door and a vaulted ceiling. A single garage bay is positioned beside the RV bay. It offers a 12’x7’ garage door and it is 30’ deep providing room for boat storage or just extra storage space in the rear of the bay. Upstairs you’ll find a loft/studio that is ideal for hobbies or storage. Add value to your home and protect your “home away from home” when you’re not on the road with this RV garage plan.

 

023G-0Garage Plan 023G-0003003 – For those who need extra parking and a little extra living space, consider a garage apartment plan like this one. This Craftsman style 2-car garage plan features a double bay plus room for a workshop, game area or storage space on the main level. There is also room for a stackable washer and dryer under the stairs and plenty of windows on the right side filling the space with natural light. Upstairs, a comfortable apartment delivers 754 square feet of living space featuring a compact kitchen overlooking the living area, a generously sized bedroom and a full bath. Ideal for weekend guests or your college student, this garage apartment plan offers private living space close to the main home. It is also a good alternative to a hunting cabin, lake house or vacation home.

 

Garage Plan 051G-0087051G-0087 – For those who need extra parking plus a little storage space for basement or attic overflow, a garage plan with loft is the ideal solution. This garage loft plan features a gambrel roof and a 24’x25’ footprint while delivering 600 square feet of sheltered parking space. A couple of windows offer natural lighting inside and a side-entry service door provides convenience. Use the loft to store seasonal items and holiday decorations.

 

072G-Garage Plan 072G-00160016 – Add extra parking and storage space to your home with this detached, 2-car garage plan with loft. It is available in six different sizes allowing you to build a garage that fits your lot. The could garage offers one overhead garage door and service entry on the side. Interior stairs lead to the second floor loft where a dormer offers natural light. The loft is ideal for a game or hobby room, workout area, home office or just plain ole’ storage space. This flexible 2-car garage plan with loft offers options and convenience.

 

Garage Plan 028G-0059028G-0059 – Need a modern garage to match your modern home? This detached 1-car garage plan might be just right for you. Its modern design is clean and simple offering a pair of windows and service entry. An overhead door opens to 432 square feet of parking and storage space. If you have a tight lot, this 18’x24’ garage plan could be a good option for you.

 

 

 

Garage Plan 012G-0016012G-0129 – Here’s a detached, 3-car garage plan with plenty of extras! In addition to three garage bays, this special garage offers a workshop with its own overhead door making it easy to move tools and supplies in and out of the garage without a hassle. Interior stairs lead to the finished flexible space on the second floor. It is designed as an art studio complete with clay oven, counter space, sink and a full bath. Having a dedicated workspace for hobbies will allow you to work on projects and let them sit when it is time to do something else. This eliminates the need to clean off the snack bar or dining room table when it is time to prepare, serve or enjoy a meal. The art studio is flexible enough that it could easily be finished as a home office or guest suite if you prefer. Designed to accommodate several needs at once, this 3-car garage plan with flexible space is hard to resist!

 

While these are just a few of the new garage plans offered in 2016, you can search our entire collection of garage plans for a design that includes the features and elements you prefer by using our advanced search tool. You might also consider checking out our accessory structures like barns, sheds and outbuildings for some additional choices

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