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Jan 13 2010

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Versatile 1-Car Garage Plan for your Backyard

028G-0002 1-Car Garage PlanNeed extra storage space in your backyard? Take a look at this 1-car garage plan. Its simple design and siding exterior allow it to blend well with almost any home. A flexible design, the 336 square foot parking area is ideal for a single car, a pair of motorcycles or ATVs or even a golf cart. If lawn and garden storage is what you need, consider this 1-car garage as a storage shed offering a great place to keep the lawn mower, garden hoses, the leaf blower, rakes and more. Or perhaps your kids have an abundance of outdoor toys. This design easily accommodates bikes, skateboards, helmets, and sports equipment. Simple and stylish, this detached garage plan is worth taking a second look.


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Oct 15 2009

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The Basics about 1 Car Garage Plans

Garage Plan 033G-0012As its name suggests, a 1-car garage plan or single-car garage is designed to provide sheltered parking for one car. Floor plans are available in a wide range of styles and sizes ensuring you’ll find just the right one to complement your home and fit your lot. Various rooflines such as gable, reverse gable or hip rooflines top these detached structures delivering greater variation in style and design. Furthermore, sometimes special extras such as a storage space, workbench, attached workshop or second floor loft are available adding to the practicality and functionality of single-car garage plans. Some even offer extra storage space perfect for the lawn mower, gardening tools, the kids’ bikes or other items. Typically, 1-car garage plans are designed with windows and a service entry for easy access.


But don’t be fooled. There are many other possibilities for a 1-car garage other than parking the family car. A single-car garage plan can also be used for a garden shed, storage shed, workshop, hobby room or craft area. With a little imagination and the right accessories such as storage cabinets, a planting table, workbench or counter, a 1-car garage can transform into a building that satisfies another purpose. No matter how you plan to use the garage, chances are you’ll find the perfect one to accommodate your needs.


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Sep 17 2009

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1-Car Garage Becomes a Garden Shed

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Garage Plan 033G-0005I recently heard a friend talking about the need for a garden shed. He is looking for a large shed that will easily accommodate the riding mower, lawn equipment such as rakes and the leaf blower, and a planting table for his wife. After much research and several stops at many home improvement centers, he has come to the conclusion that there isn’t a shed out there that is large enough to satisfy his needs and offer room for storage.


A single-car garage may be the perfect solution. In most cases, a detached garage fits nicely in the corner of the backyard. These designs are available in various widths, depths and styles making it easy to find just the right one to match any home and fit almost any lot. Added bonuses come with a one-car garage that a garden shed cannot offer. The overhead door is perfect for accessing the riding mower and other large items. A service entry is just right for grabbing a small tool quickly. Plus, a one-car garage offers more wall space for storage cabinets, hooks and shelving and usually a taller ceiling height that a garden shed might not deliver. Furthermore, there will be plenty of room for a planting table.


It is easy to understand that a one-car garage may make the ideal garden shed.

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Jul 22 2009

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Multi-Purpose Garage Plans: Find Storage with a 1-Car Garage Plan

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Garage Plan 028G-0006Who said you have to use a one-car garage to store a car? Think outside the box. Single-car garage plans work well for a variety of needs. Due to their small size, these detached designs often fit nicely into a backyard making them easily accessible from the house. Furthermore, with an overhead door and a service entry, one-car garage plans make it easy to store or access almost anything you wish to keep inside. Consider these nontraditional yet handy uses for a 1-car garage:


Garden shed – You’ll have plenty of room for all your gardening supplies whether you have a vegetable or flower garden or just a beautifully landscaped yard. Store flower pots, potting soil, fertilizer, seeds and bulbs, shovels, rakes, hoes and other gardening tools. Store garden hoses and sprinklers throughout the winter months. Adding cabinets improves organizational space and a potting bench or planting table provides a work surface.

Lawn equipment shed – Safely store everything from the lawn mower and leaf blower to hedge trimmer, rakes and more. Consider tall cabinets or lockers to accommodate long/tall items, and remember to install locks if small children are present.

Tool shed – Auto mechanics and tinkers will have a place to organize and store everything from car parts to power tools. Look for sturdy toolboxes or those on rollers for convenience. Heavy duty shelving units are good for storage as well. Keep everything for dirty jobs outside the house.

All-purpose storage shed – The average American family has a wide variety of things to store that might not necessarily belong in the home. Use a detached 1-car garage for outdoor equipment like storing the patio set during the winter or providing a safe place out of the elements for “outdoor toys” like bikes, skateboards, kayaks and all the gear to go with them. Cabinets and storage lockers of various sizes easily accommodate fishing poles, tennis rackets, bike helmets, life jackets, baseball bats and so on.

Workshop – Build your own work space outside the home. Add a workbench or table giving you a work surface to accommodate everything from small woodworking projects and home repairs to woodcrafts. Add task lighting when necessary. And don’t forget to add various storage cabinets and containers for all the tools and supplies a do-it-yourself homeowner requires

Garage – You might not need a place to park the car, but you might need a place to store other motorized items like a golf cart, ATV, jet ski, motorcycle or small boat. Your driveway won’t be cramped with all these extra items and they will be safe from the climate and weather when you aren’t using them.


If you need extra storage for all your belongings, browse detached 1-car garage plans. You are sure to find just the right one to accommodate all your storage needs.

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