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Apr 30 2019

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Garage Apartment or Vacation Home?

Want to build a vacation home? Build a garage apartment plan. They are practical, provide sheltered parking and deliver all the basics you need in a vacation home. Many of our garage apartment plans make great vacation homes. They provide comfortable living quarters for you, family and guests plus protection for vehicles and/or storage for all your vacation toys. Below are a few garage apartments plans that are suitable for weekend getaways.

063G-0001: Slow down and relax with this laid-back Southern style garage apartment plan. The garage accommodates two autos. Upstairs you’ll find a simple but completely comfy studio apartment. There is a coat closet in the main living area and a walk-in wardrobe in the bedroom.  A stacked washer/dryer resides in the full bath providing means for keeping your duds clean. 

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039G-0001: With its rustic style, this unique garage apartment plan is very suitable for a wooded lot. A three-car garage provides space for you and your guest’s vehicles or perhaps use one bay to store quad runners and fishing gear. The apartment above offers two bedrooms, full bath, kitchen, family room and dining room.  Enjoy the outdoors on the wrap-around porch. Ascend the nifty spiral stairs in the family room to the cupola. Use it as an extra bedroom for guests or perhaps a hobby room getaway.

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006G-0106: If you have a great view on a sloping lot, consider this garage apartment plan. Vaulted ceilings throughout contribute to a spacious feel. A walk-in pantry and walk-in closets provide lots of storage in this open design. A garage with a double and single bay offers a world of choices for storing vehicles and other necessities like wave runners or quads. You may even decide to use the single side for a fabulous workshop or hobby room. Add the optional deck, and you are set for one great weekend at the lake.

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062G-0116: This totally modern looking garage apartment plan fits the space of a narrow lot.  Wherever you find to build it, this is simplicity at its best. All of life’s necessities like a place to sleep, eat, clean up and visit are all wrapped up in a neat contemporary package. A two-car garage even offers a work bench for your puttering or hobby needs. Interior stairs can be accessed from both inside and outside the garage bay. Enjoy planning your day from a nifty second floor balcony.

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Check out or full collection of garage apartment plans to find one that is suited for your ideal vacation home.

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Nov 19 2018

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Garage Apartment Plans for Weekend Getaways by the Water

Do you dream of owning a weekend home on the water? Consider building a garage apartment! Garage apartment plans are excellent choices for weekend getaways, and many offer room to store your boat or perhaps smaller watercrafts like jet skis, canoes or kayaks. With a garage apartment plan, there’s no need to haul your watercraft back and forth to the lake, it can be stored away and waiting for you when you arrive for the weekend. Below are a few plans that offer boat storage or room for other watercrafts, plus comfortable living space.

 

Garage Apartment Plan 049G-0002049G-0002: This handsome garage apartment plan offers two bedrooms, a place for you and the kids (or guests) to lay your weary heads after a day on the water. Extra deep garage bays store your boat and protect your vehicle. An open floor plan features a kitchen with snack bar, cozy living room and a dining area. Enjoy the ambience of lake life protected on the screen porch. With space for a stacked washer/dryer in the bedroom closet, families can keep themselves in clean, dry clothes all weekend.

 

Garage Apartment Plan 062G-0101062G-0101: Here is a thoroughly modern design sure to please anyone ready to get away for the weekend. The drive thru RV bay is suitable for boat storage and makes it easy to park and exit the garage. An additional bay accommodates an auto or perhaps stores a golf cart or wave runners. While the sights and sounds of the lake are enjoyed on the wrap-around balcony or from the solarium, the pets are safe and sound in their own run adjacent to the garage. Special features in the apartment include a walk-in closet, laundry closet, and sloped ceilings.

 

Garage Apartment Plan 027G-0010027G-0010: Check out this unique carport plan with a two-bedroom apartment above it. The drive-through bay makes it easy to park and access your jet ski or perhaps a small boat. You’ll appreciate the nearby storage closet, ideal for storing lifejackets, fishing poles and inner tubes. And yes, there is an additional bay for your vehicle. Upstairs, you’ll find a comfortable living quarters with an open floor plan. Enjoy the view from a nifty deck accessed via a sliding door in the living room. Apartment includes full bath with separate shower and tub as well as a laundry closet.

 

For more choices like these, please browse our entire collection of garage apartment plans.

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Oct 30 2017

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Garage Apartment Plans Make Great Weekend Homes

Are you thinking about building a weekend home? Garage apartment plans are a nice alternative to a vacation home and provide comfortable accommodations plus sheltered parking. Additionally, the garage allows you to store motorized vehicles and other items that you might only use on the weekend. Depending on your property, you might need room to store a gold cart, ATV, motorcycle or Jet Ski. A garage apartment plan is the perfect solution featuring parking/storage space and comfortable living quarters. Below are two examples of garage apartment plans that would be suitable for a weekend home.

 

Garage Apartment Plan 062G-0084062G-0084: For those who love modern styling, this nifty garage apartment has definite appeal for those wishing to own a modern weekend home. The two-car garage offers space along the back wall for working at the workbench. The spacious 10’ ceiling is a thoughtful extra. Check out the private entrance for the apartment. It has a handy bench and a coat closet at the foot of the interior staircase. Upstairs you will find an efficient but sweet two-bedroom apartment, ideal for you and the kids or weekend guests. Natural light bathes the living area and kitchen from multiple windows. Conveniently hidden behind a closed door is a stacked washer/dryer. Occupants can step out onto a charming balcony to enjoy a breath of fresh air. Whether used as a weekend home, rented for extra income or housing extended family, this garage apartment is a sure step about a useful two-car garage.

 

Garage Apartment Plan 051G-0101051G-0101: An attractive multi-material façade presents a pretty picture for this carriage house plan. Enter the apartment from a covered porch adorned with a brick archway. Interior stairs lead to the 798 square foot apartment. One can also access the staircase from a door in the garage. Vaulted ceilings top the great room, kitchen, and bedroom adding a sense of spaciousness to the efficient living quarters. The kitchen features an island that can be used for food prep or dining. Laundry concerns are met with a laundry closet located across from a handy pantry. Don’t forget there is a 3-car garage on the main floor for all your auto and storage needs. Whether utilizing the apartment for your weekend home, guests, boarders or hired help, it is truly a jewel added to your domain.

 

If you’d like to view more options like these, browse our entire collection of garage apartment plans.

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Aug 31 2016

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Garage Apartment Plans: The Alternative Hunting Cabin

We may still be in the dog days of summer, but the fall hunting season is just around the corner. Are you already thinking about getting deer camp ready for this fall’s hunt? Do you need to do a little maintenance to your camper or gather your camping gear? You wouldn’t have to do either of these if you had a hunting cabin or permanent structure to stay in while you hunt, and we’ve got the perfect solution for you! Garage apartment plans are an ideal alternative to a hunting cabin. Not only do they offer comfortable living quarters, but they also offer an entire garage for parking and storage. You can’t beat that! Face it, hunters have a lot of hunting gear and a garage apartment plan is sure to accommodate all of your needs.

In general, garage apartment plans deliver parking and storage on the main floor with living quarters positioned above the garage. They feature a one-car garage or larger, with either an open studio apartment or a full apartment (with separated living and sleeping areas) on the second level making them a better choice than most hunting cabins that to not offer garage space. Garage apartment plans vary in size, style and the amenities they offer, but all of them provide a warm and comfortable sleeping space, a place to prepare meals, a space to relax and sheltered parking or storage space. Garage apartment plans that double as hunting cabins ensure that every hunter enjoys the hunt. Below is a list of features that make garage apartment plans a suitable hunting cabin:

 

  • Flexible garage area that can be used for parking your truck, SUV or ATV and storing hunting gear so you store your gear in one place for next year
  • Compact kitchen for making coffee, plugging in the crock pot or cooking a warm meal
  • Full bath (you’ll appreciate a hot shower on a cold day)
  • Open gathering space to relax or tell stories with your hunting buddies
  • Covered porches or decks for grilling, relaxing and enjoying the view
  • Bedroom or studio for sleeping on a comfortable bed or couch instead of using a cot or sleeping bag

 

The following is a list highlights a few of our most popular garage apartment plans that are often used as a “cabin in the woods.” Each plan has special features that make it popular. Take some time to check out these designs:

 

Garage Apartment Plan 012G-0047012G-0047:  Covered carports on each side of this garage apartment offer extra parking space, room to store a boat or other motorized vehicles, or they can be used as covered porches for grilling and relaxing. The art studio/living area makes a nice dining and gathering space and the workshop could easily be used for hunting gear.

 

 

Garage Apartment Plan 066G-0003066G-0003: A rustic exterior allows this garage apartment plan to blend nicely with the surrounding wooded landscape. The lock off storage area tucked behind the garage offers space for a gun safe or a place to store your hunting bow and accessories when you’re not in the woods. On the upper level, a fireplace will warm you on a cold night and covered deck is ideal for firing up the grill or smoker. A comfortable bedroom and full bath complete this accommodating garage apartment.

 

Garage Apartment Plan 072G-0030072G-0030: This garage apartment plan features a compact design offering only the basics making it an economical choice for a hunting cabin. The two-car garage offers sheltered parking while the combined living and dining area deliver comfortable gathering space. The bedroom features semi-private bath access and a laundry closet makes it easy to wash and dry wet or dirty clothes during your extended stays at deer camp.

 

Garage Apartment Plan 051G-0069051G-0069:A two-car garage and hobby area deliver plenty of parking and storage on the main level. Use the hobby room for storing your gear and the garage for your truck and ATV. The covered porch offers a place to kick off your muddy boots before entering. On the second floor one bedroom and a deluxe bath deliver comfortable accommodations while the office space could easily be finished as a second bedroom for one of your hunting buddies. Take care of dirty laundry with the washer and dryer placed conveniently near the kitchen. Finally, the covered balcony provides a peaceful place to enjoy the view of your property.

 

Garage apartment plans are flexible and versatile. While they offer a nice alternative to a hunting cabin, they are also suitable for use as a fishing cabin by the lake or a weekend getaway for outdoor enthusiasts who just need a place to get away from it all now and then.

If you’re in the market for a hunting cabin our garage apartment plans should not be overlooked. For additional options, please browse our collection of garage plans with flex space.

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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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