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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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Nov 21 2016

Carport Plans Have More to Offer than You Might Expect

Post By: Curtis Cadenhead

Category: Carport Plans

Carport Plan 051G-0048Most of us think of a carport plan as a simple structure designed to protect our cars from the elements. But don’t be fooled! Carport plans have more to offer than you might expect! Their practical, versatile and budget friendly design make them a good choice for all kinds of needs. If you are in the market for a structure to protect your automobiles from the rain, ice, hail, snow and sun, a carport is a practical choice. It will take less time and effort to construct than a garage, and it is less expensive to build than a garage when the cost of materials and labor are considered. Additionally, these practical carport plans are a simple solution to a broad range of needs due to their versatility. Besides offering covered parking, carport plans can be used for boat storage, working on cars out of the sun or rain, storing other bulky items that won’t fit in the garage, a covered grilling porch, a pavilion for outdoor dining or an outdoor work space for hobbies and crafts that you might not want to work on inside your home. Carports are ideal for use as a shady retreat beside your lake, and they are just right for storing a tractor if you do not have a barn. If your house lacks a covered back porch, building a carport in the backyard creates the perfect place to hold outdoor barbecues or just relax at the end of the day. There are numerous possibilities when it comes to building a carport plan.

 

Our collection of carport plans consists of basic designs and more elaborate plans that offer some special extras. Additionally, our plans range in size from 2-car carport designs to a 6-car carport plan. We also offer RV carport plans designed to accommodate the extra height, length and width of a RV, camper or motor home. Some plans in our collection feature storage closets, covered porches, or even usable space overhead. Below are just a few of the carport plans we offer.

 

Carport Plan 066G-0002066G-0002: Prefer a rustic look? Check out this two-car carport plan with complete with storage closet. It is 24’x28’ and features rustic details that allow it to blend nicely on a wooded lot. The storage area makes it a great choice for an outdoor living space giving you a place to store patio furniture or the grill when not in use. Or if you prefer working on crafts, this carport provides a protected area to work outdoors where you can use paint, glue and other chemicals without having to worry about ventilation. And when you’re finished for the day, simply store you supplies in the closet.

 

051G-0048: This basic carport plan is 20’x20’ and accommodates two cars, but it’s simple design makes it well suited for a covered porch or pavilion if you prefer. Just add some patio furniture or a picnic table.

 

062Carport Plan 062G-0030G-0030: If you have a long and narrow strip of property to work with, consider this tandem-style carport. It is 13’x45’ and works well along the side of a house or along the edge of your property. Its tandem design is just right for parking one car behind the other or for protecting your truck and boat together. This design is also a good choice if you need to work on your cars at home and wanted to be protected from the hot sun or rain while you work.

 

Carport Plan 051G-0088051G-0088: This 2-car carport plan is designed for the family handyman. Its overall size 24’x48’, but it offers a 23’x23’ workshop behind the double carport. While the carport protects two automobiles from the elements, it is ideal for use as a grilling porch as well. The workshop is a dream come true for the weekend DIYer providing plenty of room for tool storage and a workbench or workspace.  Double doors on three sides of the workshop make it easy move large and bulky tools and supplies in and out of the workshop without any hassle. With a workshop like this, there’s no excuse not to finish any home improvement projects!

 

Carport Plan 006G-0165006G-0165: Have an RV, camper or motor home? This RV carport plan is sure to please you! It is 25’x36’ and specially designed to accommodate the height, length, and width of you home away from home. Investments such as an RV should be protected from the elements when you’re not on the road and this carport plan is an economical solution. And for those who live in motor homes communities when they are not on the road, this RV carport plan makes the perfect home base. In addition to protecting your investment, it features two storage closets and a covered porch for grilling and relaxing.

 

Carport plans are practical and flexible enough to satisfy a variety of needs. Not only do they offer shelter and protection for your cars, they are suitable for many other uses as well.

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Oct 18 2016

Garage Plans with Flexible Spaces to Suit Many Needs

Post By: Curtis Cadenhead

Category: Garage Plans with Flex Space

There’s no doubt that today’s homeowners have widely different needs from one another. When it comes to the garage, it is almost impossible to find two people that need or want the same type of garage. Garage plans with flexible spaces are designed to accommodate a broad range of needs when it comes to adding a detached garage to your backyard. In addition to offering extra parking, garage plans with flex space feature some type of finished living space that is designed for a particular purpose, but flexible enough to change as your lifestyle and needs change. You might need a home office while the kids are young so you have a quiet place to work above the garage, but you might find that you need a guest room 20 years from now for when the kids return home for the holidays. Garage plans with flexible spaces offer the opportunity to “flex” and change as your needs and lifestyle change. These detached garages are available in a wide variety of sizes and architectural styles. Below are a few examples of garage plans with flex space. Take some time to consider your lifestyle, you might just find the right one to accommodate your needs.

 

Garage Plan with Flex Space 051G-0075051G-0075: For those who need a lot of parking, this two-story garage offers parking for up to six cars (or boat storage in the two tandem bays) plus it provides a recreation room the whole family can enjoy. If there’s not enough room in the main house for entertaining, you’ll appreciate the game room where the family can enjoy some relaxing time together, and it offers a place for your teenagers to hang out with friends without disrupting the entire household. With a half bath and utility room, this garage plan with flex space can easily convert to a sleeping loft to handle weekend guests.

 

076G-0015: Just right for the work-at-home parent, this garage plan with flex space provides a double garage plus an office on the second floor. Plenty of windows fill the office with natural light while a half bath and kitchenette offer the accommodations you’ll need for a full day’s work without ever setting foot in the main home until the end of the workday. And when the time comes for you to retire, this space will easily convert to an art studio, sewing room or pottery room for those with plenty of hobbies to pursue.

 

Garage Plan with Flex Space 062G-0059062G-0059: This modern two garage plan offers flexible space in the form of a loft studio. This space is ideal for painters and musicians to practice their talents. It allows a place to store and use materials, tools, and instruments without having to clean up or pack up everything after a practice session. In the future, this space will easily convert to guest quarters. A full bath and kitchenette will offer your guests all the comforts of home with a little privacy.

 

012G-0129: This three-car garage plan with workshop is sure to please with family handy man while Mom enjoys working on pottery and other art projects upstairs. But don’t be fooled! When the time comes, the art studio can easily transform into a recreation room or media room. Or maybe you prefer to transform it into a studio apartment. The possibilities are endless with this garage plan with flex space.

 

Garage Plan with Flex Space 035G-0022035G-0022: Two tandem bays offer boat storage or parking for up to four cars with this garage plan with flex space. The studio and kitchen accommodate a home based business or provide a place to work on hobbies. The loft upstairs delivers storage. However, if you ever need a guest suite, simply enclose the loft and convert it to a bedroom. Your weekend guests can use the studio for a sitting area and the kitchen and full bath will offer ample accommodations.

 

No matter your needs, garage plans with flex space can deliver the parking you need plus that extra space for your special needs.

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