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Aug 31 2017

Three European-Style, Detached Garage Plans

Post By: M.K. Tenney

Category: Detached Garage Plans

Adding a detached garage plan to your home adds extra parking and storage space while increasing the value of your home. If you have a European-style home, then we have three European-style, detached garage plans that are worth considering. These plans feature the elegant style and details of European design while offering the functionality of a detached garage. Take some time to review these European-style garage plans.

European Garage Plan 020G-0002020G-0002: This handsome, two-car garage with its European stylings is sure to compliment residences of similar design. Quaint window shutters and a cupola add to its visual charm and curb appeal. The floor plan provides space to park two cars, but notice there is an alcove with shelves for storing tools and gear. Generously sized, there is space on the side for lawn equipment and whatnot. An inner staircase leads to a roomy loft with a 9’ ceiling. Imagine utilizing this space for your storage needs. What a great way to keep the clutter out of the house. But if you are already flush with storage spaces, consider finishing this space as a game room, dance studio, or hobby workshop.

 

European Garage Plan 025G-0008025G-0008: Check out this appealing three-car garage. Its sleek and classy design is punctuated with European charm. Curved lintels over the windows, doors, and porte cochere lend to a refined elegance. One side protects one vehicle and the other keeps two, with the porte cochere in between. It offers a sophisticated covered entry to your motor court. A pull-down stair in the double garage provides ample storage above.

 

 

European Garage Plan 006G-0093006G-0093: Twin columns on pedestals support a gentle arch topping the double garage door of this fantastic garage plan. Arched windows and a cupola lend to its European flavor. Two deep bays can accommodate boat storage. A shop with a workbench and storage space is a do-it-yourselfer’s dream. Imagine the projects that can be accomplished! There’s even a covered porch for taking a break or contemplating the next project. Foot traffic can enter through side doors and navigate the interior stairs to the flexible loft space. What a great place for a rec room! With a full bath, the loft space not only offers a place for cleaning up after working in the shop, but it can easily convert to a guest room for weekend visitors. Designed for flexibility, the possibilities are endless for its potential uses. Consider an exercise room, art studio, man cave or sewing room.

For other possibilities, view our entire collection of garage plans.

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Jul 27 2017

Need Boat Storage? Check out these Garage Plans

Post By: M.K. Tenney

Category: Garage Plans with Boat Storage

If you own a boat or another watercraft, protect your investment by building a garage plan with boat storage. These detached garages are available in a variety of sizes and architectural styles making it easy to find one that fits your lot and blends nicely with your home. Take some time to review the following garage plans with boat storage.

Garage Plan 051G-0097051G-0097 – Here’s a nifty 3-car garage plan that will look respectable in any neighborhood. The third bay is deep enough for boat storage, ideal for your fishing boat. The covered porch offers a shady spot for gassing up the lawnmower or taking a break from yard work, plus it provides a protected service entrance for foot traffic.

 

 

 

Garage Plan 012G-0025012G-0025 – This 3-car garage plan was designed for a sloping lot tucking neatly into a hillside. Three bays are all deep enough to accommodate a boat.  But if you aren’t looking to house three boats, you can use the space for your antique car, pick-up truck, lawn equipment, workbench, tools, etc. This garage plan with boat storage offers a handsome addition to any homestead with a world of storage solutions.

 

 

Garage Plan 007G-0015007G-0015 – A multi-material façade makes this garage plan an attractive addition to your property. It has three bays, one with a 16’ ceiling, making it ideal for a boat or RV. The storage closet at the back is perfect for keeping accessories or tools organized. Exit the service door to the patio and enjoy a deserved rest.

 

 

 

Garage Plan 062G-0065062G-0065 – Here’s a 2-car garage plan with an 18’ wide door and a 12’ ceiling. It is suitably sized for boat storage, but it also considers your lawn care needs. An overhead utility door in the back provides easy access to the riding mower and other lawn equipment. The handsome brick exterior is easy on the eyes and the covered porch offers a great space for work or play.

 

 

 

Garage Plan 009G-0010009G-0010 – Consider the possibilities of this two-car garage plan with flex space. It is deep enough to accommodate a boat, and the cheerful oft might make a great office for the captain.  Or if you prefer, finish the loft as a game room, storage space, or perhaps a trophy room for displaying your greatest catches.  A covered side porch offers protection for the service entrance.

 

 

 

Garage Plan 035G-0017035G-0017 – From the front, this quaint stone structure with its arched roof and door, looks like a house for a Hobbit, but it is so much more.  Built on a slope toward the water, this boat house protects your boat on the water. With finished living space above that include a full bath and kitchen, you can relax in style. It offers you and your guests a respite from a day on the boat.  Just dock the boat below and convene upstairs for a meal, a party, or a good night’s sleep. A charming balcony provides a lakeside view for watching the sunset or for enjoying your morning coffee before departure.

For more designs like these, view our entire collection of garage plans with boat storage

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Jun 20 2017

Now Featuring Some of Our Newest Garage Plans!

Post By: M.K. Tenney

Category: New Plans

The Garage Plan Shop is currently featuring some of our newest garage plans. We continuously add new plans to our site, so we are taking this opportunity to feature some of the new garage plans that were added to our website within the last six months. These plans range in size and offer various architectural styles and features. Some of our new garage plans are modern, country or European in design. Additionally, some are garage apartment plans with living quarters above and others are simple designs that only offer parking. Take some time to review these six new garage plans.

 

Garage Plan 006G-0171006G-0171 – Is this a two-car garage with an apartment above it, or is it a sweet two-bedroom apartment with a two-car garage underneath? Exactly! It is both! This garage apartment plan is a great living solution for housing extended family, frequent guests, hired help or boarders. With great efficiency, the living area includes not only two bedrooms and two full baths, but an open floor plan with living and kitchen areas plus a laundry.  Both interior and exterior stairs access the apartment with its relaxing wrap-around deck. The garage level delivers, two bays for parking plus a shop area for the family handy man and a storm shelter. Ideal for a vacation home or a backyard garage apartment plan, this design has more to offer than you might expect!

 

Garage Plan 009G-0008009G-0008 – Designed with country traditional styling, this 3-car garage plan is sure to be a great addition to most residences. Whether you need to add more parking for the growing family fleet or you need extra storage space for the riding lawn mower, ATV, or motorcycle, this spacious garage is sure to accommodate you. A protected side porch offers a place to prepare dinner on the grill or sit back, kick up your feet and relax. Add practical space and value to your home with this detached, 3-car garage.

 

Garage Plan 034G-0023034G-0023 – This modern garage workshop plan is a great accompaniment for any modern or contemporary residence. It offers a flexible design that can be used entirely as a workshop, entirely as a garage, or a little bit of both. A row of protected windows let natural light spill into the vaulted double bay. Handy cabinets located underneath offer convenient storage for tools and parts.  There is a workbench along the back wall and full bathroom for keeping the home mechanic clean. Featuring 1136 square feet of usable space, this garage plan with workshop is sure to dress up your modern home!

 

Garage Plan 051G-0098051G-0098 – Need extra parking for usable space? Take a look at this two-car garage plan with RV carport. The double garage is extra deep making is suitable for boat storage. And with the drive-thru bay, boat storage is easy! The rear overhead door is also handy for accessing lawn and garden equipment if you prefer. The carport bay offers a 12’ ceiling which is suitable for storing some RVs or campers. Protect your investments for the elements with this two-car garage plan with RV carport.

 

Garage Plan 062G-0083062G-0083 – This garage apartment plan is distinctly modern. The exterior features clean lines and minimal details. Interior stairs access the living area. Notice the security of a separate door for the garage bay making this plan an ideal design for rental property. The renter will only have access to the living quarters while you can have access to the garage. Efficient living space provides room for all the essentials, even a stacked washer/dryer for laundry. Double doors open to a petite balcony perfect for viewing sunsets. Storage space is offered under the stairs and behind the vehicle in this one-car garage. Compliment your modern home with this modern garage apartment plan!

 

Garage Plan 025G-0013025G-0013 – Looking for a detached garage plan to blend with your European home? This European-style two-car garage plan proves that you don’t have to sacrifice character for utility. Yes, it is a very basic two-car garage with a bit of elbow room here and there, but that exterior is as well planned as any stately manor. Two separate gently arching doors are surrounded by handsome brick and stonework, and it’s topped off with its very own cupola. Enhance your backyard and add valuable parking to your home with this European two-car garage plan.

 

We are always adding new garage plans to our website. Check back often to discover more new garage plans like these.

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May 24 2017

Outbuilding Plans for Different Functions

Post By: M.K. Tenney

Category: Barn Plans,Outbuilding Plans

Whether you need room for machine and equipment storage, work space, stalls for your farm animals, or a place to store tack and feed, we’ve got an outbuilding plan or a barn plan for you. These accessory structures are designed to add functionality and usable space to your farm, ranch or other rural property. The following outbuildings and barns are just a sampling of the plans we offer. Take some time to review these plans and determine what type of outbuilding will satisfy your needs.

 

Outbuilding Plan 062B-0004062B-0004: This outbuilding or barn plan is as utilitarian as it is simple and stylish. This structure is 36’ wide by 24’ deep and features sliding doors making it easy to move large equipment in and out of the barn. Interior stairs, with a storage closet underneath, lead to the loft. Both gables include hay-loading doors. This structure makes a welcome and useful addition to any farm or large property.

 

 

Outbuilding Plan 051B-0004051B-0004: You might think of a barn as a rustic or country-style structure, but this one sports a modern feel with lots of windows and an interesting roofline. Clerestory windows admit natural light indoors where you’ll find two animal stalls, each having their own turnout enclosure with outside access. A roomy 12’ aisle separates the stalls from the tack and feed rooms. These spaces allow you to organize gear and supplies, and keep the hay and feed dry. With this barn plan, you can house a pair of thoroughbreds in style.

 

Outbuilding Plan 072B-0003072B-0003: This horse barn sports a handsome gambrel roof and contains four stalls separated by a 10’ aisle. No worries about which way to turn as both ends of the structure offer sliding barn doors and outdoor access. Storage is provided for feed, bedding, and tack ensuring everything you need for your horses will be easily accessible. Loft space is accessed via ladder and each end includes the traditional hay-loading door. Ideal for raising horses, this barn plan will accommodate your needs.

 

Outbuilding Plan 006B-0002006B-0002: Here is an outbuilding plan that is literally huge. Imagine what you can do with a 49’x64’ open floor space that is has a spacious vaulted ceiling. Four sliding barn doors, two on each side, make it easy to access this functional space. It is ideal for machine and tractor storage, hay storage and more. The possibilities are endless. Additionally, interior stairs lead to 480 square feet of loft space on the upper level. Do you need accommodations for ranch hands, or seasonal workers?  Two sizeable bunk rooms surround the mud room and full bath offering a comfortable place to sleep and shower. A front and back porch provide protected space for taking a break or shading the water cooler. Add plenty or storage or functional space to your farm or ranch with this outbuilding plan.

 

Outbuilding Plan 001B-0001001B-0001: Dress up your farm with this eye-catching barn plan. One side of the design accommodates animals, while the other side is for humans. And in between, you’ll find drive through storage for your tractor and other machines. Two stalls, a tack/feed room, and a storage for hay line the left side of the ban and offer a 10’ ceiling. The right side of the structure holds the living quarters which include a bedroom, full bath, eat-in kitchen, living room and laundry closet.  Interior stairs lead to the loft that has beams extended on each end for block and tackle. If you’re looking for a nice barn plan that can house your horses and provide living space for you farm hand, this outbuilding is ready to accommodate you.

 

Outbuilding Plan 012B-0014012B-0014: Wouldn’t this outbuilding plan make the ideal man cave? The shop area can be utilized for a multitude of uses. Maybe you like working on motorcycles or wood crafts. Either way, the workshop area is sure to accommodate you. Plus, there is a half bath so you can stay all day if you like. Use the fishing room to display your handiwork or trophies. Notice the vestibule with an outside entrance so one can access lawn and garden tools without disturbing the rest of the shop. Two exhaust fans and an added convenience. Access storage space above with a handy pull down ladder. If you want a work space to call your very own, this outbuilding plan might be just what you’re looking for!

 

Find more barn plans and outbuilding plans like these when you visit our website.

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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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