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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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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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