With a simple and conservative design, this two-car carport satisfies not only parking needs, but it can be utilized for a variety of other uses. Being supported by six 6’’ posts, this carport is sturdy enough to protect vehicles from the elements, eliminating that voice in the back of your head asking if you remembered to roll up your windows. In addition to cars, the shelter can also be used to protect other motorized vehicles or machinery, such as farm equipment, which are often subjected to nasty weather conditions because of limited garage or storage space. Going beyond vehicles, this carport is capable of serving as a pavilion, providing an environment in which barbeques, celebrations, and gatherings can continue despite what Mother Nature has planned. To view more designs like this one, please browse our collection of carport plans.
Not 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.
Once the car is parked, Dad may never leave the garage. Attached to the one-car bay, is his own man cave getaway. Easily accessed from a covered porch, there is also a convenient back door entry for rolling in the lawnmower, bicycle or garden tiller that needs to be tinkered with. A wrap-around work bench organizes tools or pending projects. Three windows provide natural light for tying flies, sanding bookends, or rewiring a lamp. Whatever his interests, Dad will find plenty of space to explore them in the 186 square foot workshop. The garage itself has a high ceiling that could be utilized for parking, storage or to accommodate that really big project. Can you say, “entertainment center” or ”’57 Chevy?” View more details about this one-car garage workshop plan.
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While the farmhand may be a position traditionally overlooked, this featured barn plan includes amenities to make sure that the animals won’t be the only ones with a place to relax. Living quarters boasting a living room, bedroom, bathroom, and a kitchen, assures space for either a residing farmhand or perhaps simply a place for a welcome respite between the morning and afternoon chores. This outbuilding design also offers nine stalls to house animals including one with garage door access allowing for storage of a small tractor or truck with easy accessibility. A tack room allows for storage of animal supplies such as feed and medicine along with a sink and counter that can double as a workbench for the farmer who is looking to fix rather than to replace. The loft and attic on the second level offer additional storage for not only farm equipment and supplies but for those items in your house that may have been making it feel more like a barn than a home.
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This contemporary, 2-car garage plan reflects the idea that less is more by offering a modern approach and aesthetic to garages. Offering ample room for 2-car parking, the garage also yields additional room on the side allowing for the installation of a workbench or storage of tools. With this in mind, the garage can double as a DIY mechanic shop providing a space for car maintenance. Alternatively, you can remove both cars creating an open area for the weekend warrior to tackle those home improvement projects.
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