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Jul 26 2016

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Three-Car Garage Plans Designed for Various Uses

If you have the need for extra parking or storage space or you need add more living area to your home, three-car garage plans are the ideal solution! These plans are available in a variety of sizes and architectural styles, but they are also designed for a multitude of purposes and uses. Your lifestyle and needs will determine what type of detached, three-car garage plan is right for you. Consider these examples:


Basic Three-Car Garage Plan – 028G-0028Three-Car Garage Plan 028G-0028: This detached, three-car garage is a basic plan designed primarily for the purpose of parking three automobiles and protecting them from the elements. Simple garage plans like this are also suitable for storage handling basement and/or attic overflow, accommodating the family bikes, providing room from the recycling bins, and a storage area for lawn and garden tools.


Garage Apartment Plan 023G-0002Garage Apartment Plan – 023G-0002: Take a look at this three-car garage apartment plan. Not only does it offer parking for the family cars on the main level, it offers comfortable living quarters on the upper level that are ideal for your weekend guests, your college student, or even the nanny. With garage apartment plans, the garage handles all of the usual expectations of a garage, but the living quarters provide versatility. Depending on your needs, the apartment can accommodate boomerang children who have moved back home after college and are seeking independence, or it can offer privacy to your overnight guests. A typical garage apartment plan provides a full bath, compact kitchen and modest living space.


Garage Plan with Loft 012G-0045Garage Plan with Loft – 012G-0045: Designs like this three-car garage plan with loft offer extra parking and extra storage. In most cases the loft area is accessed by a staircase, and can be used for storage or it can be finished as extra living space such as a home office, workout room, hobby area or home theater. In other cases, the loft is accessed by a pull down stair or ladder and is intended to be used simply for storage or seasonal items and old family treasures that you just can’t seem to part with.


Garage Plan with Boat Storage – 050G-0076: Fishing and boating enthusiasts will need a garage plan that offers boat storage. TGarage Plan with Boat Storage 050G-0076hree-car garage plans with boat storage are ideal because they offer at least one extra deep bay (28’ deep or more) to accommodate the boat and trailer. One of the other two bays can be used for parking the truck or SUV that is used to pull the boat to the lake, and the third bay can be used for another family car, motorcycle, jet ski or other motorized items. Some garage plans with boat storage even offer a drive-thru bay eliminating the hassle of backing the boat into the garage.

Garage Plan with Flex Space 051G-0037Garage Plan with Flex Space – 051G-0037: As your lifestyle and needs change overtime, you might find that a three-car garage plan with flex space would be beneficial to you and your family. These designs offer a typical three-car garage plus a flexible finished space that can be used for a variety of needs. Additionally, the flexible space can “flex and change” just as your lifestyle will over time. It can be used to satisfy your family’s needs now, and it can be adjusted or converted into another space to satisfy your needs in the future. With this specific plan, the recreation and hobby rooms provide a space for the kids to hang out with friends, work on crafts, and discover new things. When the kids are grown and have moved out of the house, you might opt to turn the flexible area into a guest suite for when they come home for holiday visits. Or you might wish to satisfy your own needs a create a workout room, art studio or home office several years from now.


No matter what type of 3-car garage plan is suitable for your needs and lifestyle, one thing is certain. Building a new garage will add value to your home and offer more usable space.

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Aug 05 2015

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Featured 3-Car Garage Plan with Porte-Cochere – The Garage Plan Shop

Need a 3-car garage to blend with your European-style home? This detached garage design exudes European flair and begins with a port3-Car Garage Plan 025G-0008e cochere which is characteristic of Old World estates and mansions. The porte cochere provides a pass-thru directing cars to the rear of the design where there three rear-entry garage bays awaiting your automobiles. Additionally, the gentle arched openings and windows combined with wing-tipped shutters and carriage style garage doors contribute to the European styling of the design. The garage floor plan features a double garage bay on one side and single garage bay on the other. The single bay is perfect for storing your weekend vehicle or protecting a vintage model you worked to restore to perfect condition. The garage bays and the porte cochere combine to offer 1315 square feet of covered parking and usable space. Visit our website to learn more about this stylish and practical 3-car garage plan

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Feb 24 2014

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Featured 2-Car Garage with Boat Storage Bay – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage with Boat Storage Plan 019G-0006Need to protect your boat and the family cars from the elements? Ideal for fishermen and boating enthusiasts, this featured detached garage plan may be the perfect solution. Offering 896 square feet of sheltered parking space, this 3-car garage delivers two standard bays for the family cars and an extra deep bay for storing your boat and/or trailer. Three overhead garage doors, two covered service entries, and a 12’ ceiling are sure to surprise you. Furthermore, the exterior is just as appealing as the interior offering a façade that will neatly blend with many Craftsman homes and even some European designs. Click here to check out this featured two-car garage plan with attached boat storage bay to view floor plans and extra details.

If you’d like to view more plans like this one, please browse our entire collection of boat storage garage plans.

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Dec 02 2013

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Rustic Garage Apartment Adds Value to Your Home – The Garage Plan Shop

Garaeg Apartment Plan 039G-0001Not just limiting itself to providing additional parking, this unique three-car garage apartment plan avails itself of a variety of other uses adding extra value to your already existing home. With two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and a dining room located above the garage, the possibilities of how to utilize this space are quite extensive. Serving as a guesthouse, it allows visiting friends and family not only their own privacy, but also gives you, as host, the chance to relax without feeling like you’re running a bed and breakfast. A more permanent occupant may appreciate the living quarters as they may be utilized as residence for a nanny or other home-based employee. If the kids have their nanny years behind them, this garage apartment plan works wonderfully as a home for returning college students or even the post college student who is still hanging around. Beyond serving living needs, the finished living space could function as the setting for a home-based office by providing a meeting area for clients in a rustic, welcoming, and professional setting. For those with storage needs, there is plenty of room for parking and storage in the three-car garage. To view even more garage plans with living quarters like this one, please browse our collection of garage apartment plans.

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Aug 12 2013

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Featured 3-Car Garage Brings an End To Family Parking Dilemmas – The Garage Plan Shop

3-Car Garage Plan 047G-0021For the family with kids reaching the driving age and having their own cars, parking can often become an issue. Playing musical chairs with the family vehicles shouldn’t have to be an evening affair, nor should rock, paper, scissors decide who is parking in the street that night. This simple 3-car garage offers a solution to these problems by providing an answer to the family with too many cars and too few places to put them. If new family drivers are not the source of your parking troubles, this garage plan also lends itself to the family with a weekend car. Now you no longer have to sacrifice parking your daily travel car outside while the weekend roadster enjoys the shelter. The garage itself includes options for an 8’ ceiling or a 9’ceiling while three individual garage doors provide entrance for each vehicle separately. Finally, a door located on the side of the garage allows for it to be easily connected to a house by a walkway. 

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