Archive for November, 2011

Nov 27 2011

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Featured Garage Plan: Handy Motorcycle Garage – The Garage Plan Shop

Motorcycle Garage Plan 006G-0001If your motorcycle is your prized possession, chances are you don’t want to store it in your garage where there is a lot of activity. Face it. Typical garages might be a good place to protect your cars from the elements or store lawn and garden tools, outdoor games for the kids, bikes and other items, but do you really want to take the chance or getting a scratch or a ding on your motorcycle? This motorcycle garage plan is the perfect solution. Because it is designed for a bike, you’ll be less likely to store anything else inside, therefore having a place to protect your motorcycle from Mother Nature’s fury and ensure it doesn’t take any other “abuse” from everyday family activities in the car garage. A service entry allows easy access inside and a pair of double doors works well for pulling your motorcycle in and out of the garage. Small in size, this motorcycle storage garage fits neatly into most backyards.

 

Now, if you’re not a motorcycle enthusiast, chances are you don’t own one. In that case, this motorcycle garage would work well as a backyard storage shed or garden shed giving you plenty of room to store lawn and garden equipment, fertilizer, potting supplies, etc. Its flexible design allows for other uses besides cycle storage, and its traditional charm allows it to blend nicely with a variety of homes.

 

If you are looking for flexibility, this motorcycle garage plan or storage shed plan is ready to accommodate your needs.

 

Browse all of garage plans and shed plans to find the one that is right for you.

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Nov 16 2011

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Are You Ready to Use Less Stuff? Use Less Stuff Day – The Garage Plan Shop

Did you know the Thursday before Thanksgiving is Use Less Stuff Day? It is a day for us to commit or pledge to reduce our resource consumption during the holiday season. It is time for all of us to start a new holiday tradition. Get your kids, family and friends involved and make the commitment to work toward an earth-friendly holiday season.

 

These ideas should help you get started:

 

  • Plan to recycle. Set up bins to collect gift boxes, wrapping paper, holiday greeting cards and envelopes, beverage cans and bottles. Tell your guests what to recycle and where to place the items so they don’t end up in the trash can.
  • Use fewer disposable paper products and eating utensils. Rent dinnerware, glassware and silverware for a large holiday party or ask guests to bring their own for a smaller gathering. This will eliminate paper plates and plastic cups, forks, knives, etc. from going in the trash.
  • Use less energy. A large crowd will warm your home. Turn the thermostat down a few degrees before guests arrive.
  • Don’t buy too many groceries or prepare too much food for a holiday gathering. If you do prepare too much, send leftovers home with guests or reheat them the following day for yourself. Try your best not to throw away usable food.

 

The commitment is easy. Tell your friends and family about Use Less Stuff Day and make a pledge to participate in an earth-friendly holiday season without sacrificing the fun and joys all of us look forward to each year.

 

For more ideas about Use Less Stuff Day, please visit www.use-less-stuff.com.

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Nov 09 2011

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Various Detached Garage Plan Styles – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Plan 001G-0001Just like home plans, detached garage plans are available in a wide range of architectural styles. This diverse selection of styles ensures you’ll find a garage plan, carport or shed plan to blend with the architectural style of your home. Below is a list of many of the architectural styles represented in The Garage Plan Shop’s collection of detached garage plans and other structures.

 

 

When you are choosing a detached garage plan, keep in mind the architectural style of your home and its surroundings to ensure your new garage will complement your home.

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Nov 02 2011

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Featured Three-Car Garage Plan with Carport – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Plan 050G-0032While a 3-car garage would be a nice addition to your home, a 3-car garage with carport might be even nicer. Take a look at this practical and efficient garage floor plan. Two overhead doors open to 816 square feet of sheltered parking protecting your cars from the wrath of Mother Nature. With three parking bays there is plenty of room to store multiple cars inside the garage. Or maybe you only need to store one automobile. Use the other bays for storage of other motorized items such as the riding lawn mower, a golf cart or motorcycle. Now take a look at the attached carport. This space works well for sheltering another vehicle. Or it could be used for a covered porch or patio for outdoor cookouts or just visiting with neighbors on pleasant evenings. Form and function go hand in hand with this 3-car garage plan with carport. Learn more about this design.

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