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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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Jul 10 2015

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Garage Plan with Loft Designed for Storage, Storage, Storage – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Plan 051G-0075Are you looking for a garage that offers extra storage? This garage plan with loft can satisfy a wide variety of storage needs. The design offers four garage bays. The two on the left are deep enough to serve as tandem bays an easily store two cars each (three cars each if they are small.) Or perhaps you need to store a boat and trailer or your pop up camper. The outside bay on the left is well equipped for that task too. It offers a 10×10 overhead garage door and an 11’ ceiling. You might prefer to store you boat in the bay on the right. It too has a 10×10 overhead garage door and an 11’ ceiling. The bay is deep enough for storing your boat. The two center bays have 10×8 overhead doors and a 9’ ceiling. They are well suited for parking the family cars. Others might used these bays for parking ATVs, a motorcycle, or jetski. With such a flexible arrangement of garage bays, one might opt to store seasonal items, a pair of canoes, the family bikes or a golf cart. Still others may turn one bay into a workshop or a storage area for basement and attic overflow. A utility room, half bath and service area complete the main level. Finish the second floor loft as a recreation room the whole family can enjoy or maybe transform it into a hobby room, art studio or exercise room. If you can’t think of a way to use the loft space, you can always designate it as a storage room. Practical, flexible and designed for various storage needs, this garage plan with boat storage has more to offer than you might expect.


For more designs like this one, please browse our collection of Garage Plans with Boat Storage and Garage Plans with Lofts.

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Sep 24 2014

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Featured 4-Car Garage Plan with RV Bay – The Garage Plan Shop

Move over shade tree. This unassuming plain-Jane four-car garage4-Car Garage Plan 012G-0005, with a side order of RV storage, just might replace you. Two double bays provide a great working and storage space for the auto enthusiast. Imagine turning a part time hobby into a genuine home business because this plan provides space for a big-boy office. Skylights provide natural light in the loft to help guide one through 1069 square feet of storage. With a full bath next to the office, there is no need to take “work” home with you, when it can be washed down the drain. Did I say “plain?” As plain as socket wrench. You wouldn’t go to the party without one.


For more RV garage loft plan like this one, please browse our RV garage plan collection.

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Sep 08 2014

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Featured Garage Workshop Plan with Boat Storage – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Loft Plan 050G-0070A pair of dormer windows on the left and right sides of this two-car garage loft plan provide curb appeal and natural lighting for the upper level storage loft (512 square feet.) The main level holds a 2-car garage with an extra deep bay on the right suitable for boat storage. The back corner of the left bay offers a workshop area that is sure to please the family handyman. With 918 square feet of usable space on the main level and a 9’ ceiling, the garage space is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of needs. If you’re looking to add parking and storage to your home, this garage workshop plan with boat storage is worth taking a closer look.


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Jul 29 2014

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Featured 2-Car Garage Loft Plan with Workbench – The Garage Plan Shop

Gaarage Loft Plan 006G-0113If you have spent any time around older folks, you may have heard of a radio show from way back in the day called Fibber McGee and Molly. Fibber had a hall closet that he stored everything in and when the door was opened an avalanche of items fell out. Anyone who lives with a minimal amount of storage space can certainly sympathize with this situation. Just where can you go with all of your stuff? This two-car garage plan that is right up your alley or maybe just behind the house. Not only is there space to house two autos and a workbench for all those projects that you can’t do without one, there is a loft with 485 square feet of storage. Organize all of that extra clutter that has nowhere else to go. If you miss Fibber’s closet, don’t worry, there’s one included with this garage loft plan right next to the workbench.

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