If you have a need for a basic garage, there are plenty of designs to choose from. The Garage Plan Shop offers everything from simple 1-car garages to 4-car garage plans and even larger designs. But wouldn’t it be better if there were a bonus? Have you considered a garage loft plan? Garage plans with lofts are fairly common especially in the one-car, two-car, and three-car styles. If you are going to take the time to build a garage, you might want to consider other needs you can satisfy by incorporating a loft.
Detached garage loft plans accommodate a broad range of needs and come in a generous selection of sizes and architectural styles allowing you to find one to blend perfectly with your home and satisfy your needs. The loft space is an unfinished space located above the parking area and is accessed by a pull-down stair or an enclosed staircase. Some loft areas are strictly designed for storage having low overhead clearance but provide plenty of room to stash boxes and store other family treasures. This type of garage with loft is great for attic or basement overflow, seasonal storage and holiday decorations. Face it. Most families have a lot of “stuff” cluttering their living areas and other storage spaces. So consider reducing your clutter and organizing your belongings with the help of a garage loft plan.
When a garage offers a loft space that is large enough to move around freely and has a standard or slightly lower than standard ceiling height, the loft opens up many other possibilities that go far beyond unfinished storage space. Think about what special living space you’d love to have if you had the opportunity to add it to your home. Would you like a home office that is part of your home but outside the main house? Do you want a place to work in peace without ever leaving home? Would your family enjoy a recreation or game room? Do you enjoy crafts? Could you use a hobby or craft room? How about an exercise area to help you like a healthy lifestyle? The possibilities are endless when it comes to finishing the loft space of a detached garage. Talk with your builder about the numerous ways you can finish this space to accommodate your family’s specific needs.
If you are planning to build a detached garage plan in the near future, consider the advantages of building a garage loft plan. Your family will surely reap the benefits for many years to come.
If 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.
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Just 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.
While 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.
The garage plans published by The Garage Plan Shop are pre-drawn blueprints designed to meet the national building codes in place at the time each was created. They do not necessarily meet any state, city or county building codes. Furthermore, stock garage plans do not include detailed electrical, plumbing and HVAC information. Many pre-drawn garage plans include a simple electrical plan indicating the suggested locations of fixtures, switches and outlets. However, it will be up to your builder or local electrician to follow all local electrical codes during installation ensuring all local codes are met. Be sure to review the electrical details with your electrician or contractor. Stock garage plans will include plumbing fixtures on the blueprints (i.e. toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, etc.), but they will not reflect a plumbing schematic. The sewer system and flow of water lines are site specific and must be determined by local professionals. Take time to discuss plumbing details with your plumber or contractor. Finally, information about the HVAC will be determined locally. The HVAC system will depend on the types of unit(s) you use and the size/amount of finished living space to be heated and cooled. The type of heating and cooling system selected and local building codes will determine the necessary ductwork. Talk with your contractor or HVAC professional to review all HVAC information.