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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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Jul 30 2013

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Featured RV Garage Plan with Thoughtful Extras – The Garage Plan Shop

RV Garage Plan 024G-0011For those looking to make a getaway on weekends, holidays, or vacations this 2-car garage includes a third bay large enough to park the family RV. The 2-car garage offers a 16’ wide x 8’ tall garage door and 9’ ceiling, while the RV bay’s accommodations include a 10’ wide x 12’ tall garage door and a 13’ ceiling height. However, with these measurements not only does the RV bay allow a place to park an RV or motor home but even allows space for boat storage. Not being limited to only RV and boat owners, the spacious large bay can also be used as a gym space, providing enough room to support several pieces of workout material and equipment. Located above the 2-car garage is a loft allowing space for storage. The amenities of the garage go beyond the interior, as the exterior features a Craftsman style design promising to be a perfect complement to any Craftsman style home. View details about this RV garage plan with loft.

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Jul 02 2013

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Featured 1-Car Garage Plan with Modern Styling – The Garage Plan Shop

1-Car Garage Plan 028G-0054Clean lines and simple styling give this featured, 1-car garage plan plenty of modern curb appeal. It will blend neatly with many modern homes. A single overhead door opens to 480 square feet of parking space, just right for storing one car or a couple of motorcycles. Hobbyists might even use this garage as a workshop or art studio. Furthermore, this single-car garage is the right size for use as a storage shed in your backyard providing plenty of room for the riding mower and other lawn and garden tools and supplies. A front-entry service door lends convenience, and two windows fill the interior with natural light. This detached garage is 20’x24’ overall and is designed with 2×6 exterior walls and a monolithic slab foundation. Add parking or storage to your backyard and complement your contemporary home with this modern 1-car garage plan. Please view plan 028G-0054 for floor plans and additional details. For more plans like this one, please browse our entire collection of 1-car garage plans.

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May 20 2013

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Featured 2-Car Garage Plan with Functional Flex Space – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Plan with Flex Space 051G-0032Traditional styling allows this 2-car garage plan with flexible space to blend well with most homes. The exterior features a siding façade and a covered porch. Two overhead doors open to the double garage where bays 27’ deep easily accommodate larger vehicles like pick-up trucks and SUVs. Windows at the back of the garage lend natural light and a service door provides convenience. The flexible space attached to the garage can be used for a multitude of purposes. This small studio features a full bath and ample closet space. It could serve as a guest suite for weekend visitors providing privacy from the main home. For those who work from home or own their own small business, the flexible space could serve as an office allowing you to go to work and never actually leave home. Finally, crafters, artists and music enthusiasts might choose to finish the flex space as their own private studio for whatever hobby they prefer. Add functionality to your home and extra parking space too with this 2-car garage plan with flex space.

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Feb 19 2013

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3 Steps for Choosing Garage or Workshop Lighting – The Garage Plan Shop

Fluorescent LightingWhen it comes to choosing the best lighting for your garage or workshop, there are many options to consider, however it all comes down to how you plan to use your garage or shop and your personal preferences. Whether you’re building a new garage or just upgrading the one you have, your choice of lighting will influence how usable your garage or shop will be and how much time you’ll spend there. These three easy steps will help you choose the appropriate garage or workshop lighting for your needs:

  1. Determine how you plan to use your garage or shop. Will it only be used for parking? Do you plan to work on cars? Will you use the garage for storage space? Hobbies? A workshop?
  2. Select general purpose lighting to illuminate all sections of the garage or workshop including the corners. Fluorescent light fixtures are a popular choice as they are relatively common, they provide more than adequate general lighting and they can be equally spaced across the span of your garage for the best illumination. If you have questions, about fluorescent lighting, check with your lighting professional and your electrician.
  3. Consider the layout of your garage or workshop and create individual work or storage spaces within it. Select task lighting for each designated space or purpose. If you plan to have a workbench, choose track lighting or a fixture that fits neatly under an overhead cabinet to illuminate your workbench. Consider positioning an overhead light above a craft or hobby table. Use incandescent lighting inside storage closets and other small spaces. Finally, purchase a trouble or drop light to illuminate dark and obscure spaces, such as under the hood of a car. A drop light is portable and can be use for all kinds of purposes within your garage or workshop.

After you’ve selected the lighting fixtures you need, hire a licensed electrician to install them according to local building and electrical codes.

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