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Jan 30 2018

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Make the Most of Your Garage Storage – The Garage Plan Shop

Bike LiftUtilizing the available space in your garage for storage means looking up. Unfinished space above the rafters exists in most garages and is easily the popular choice for expanding your available storage. Look to your local hardware store and online for ready solutions. There are companies that will design and install storage systems for you. Perhaps a loft accessible via a fold-down ladder will suit your needs. For do-it-yourselfers, check out Fleximounts. They offer packaged solutions and will guide you to choosing the products that will best fit your space.  Photos show real-life garages with storage solutions managed with the use of their products.  Heavy gauge steel racks are available in five sizes and the height can be adjusted from 22” to 40” to suit your needs. Storage hooks are available that work with this system, so not only can you stow all of your clutter off the floor and out of the way, but you can hang items like extension cords and lawn tools too. 

Keeping track of the kids’ sporting gear can become quite a task. Games and practice sessions for more than one person and for several sports complicates the problem. Rather than trying to keep track of gear that may or not be in more than one vehicle or stowed in more than one place in the garage, consider a system of lockers. Each family member can keep track of their own stuff without it getting lost and creating a panicked search when game time comes. A variety of lockers are available in different colors and materials. Foster responsibility while creating a storage system for everyone’s gym bags, balls, bats, skates, helmets, shin guards, etc.

There is nothing more frustrating than tripping over bicycles when trying to maneuver through the garage. There are many different racks and hooks available to help solve this problem, although some of them rather expensive. For a quick solution that is very affordable, consider the Racor Pro Bike Lift. This lift allows you to store a bike by hoisting it overhead. It will work with ceilings up to 14’ in height and lift up to 50 pounds. With a price less than $20 per lift.  Check it out, they also offer a similar lift for ladders.

With a little effort and a few new storage accessories, you’ll be able to maximize garage storage in a manner that suits your needs and lifestyle.

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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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Apr 22 2014

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Featured RV Garage Plan with Drive-Thru Bay – The Garage Plan Shop

RV Garage Plan 008G-0005Check out this multi-purpose outbuilding plan. With its drive-thru garage bay, it is ideal for RV or boat storage and eliminates the hassle of backing your RV or boat and trailer out of the garage. The drive-thru features is convenient and safe while a vaulted 15’ ceiling and oversized garage door easily accommodate your needs. Two enclosed storage spaces provide plenty of room for storing camping and fishing gear as well as tools or lawn and garden supplies. Don’t miss the open shed area that delivers ample of room for storing large or bulky items that you need to protect from the elements. Add value to your property and that much needed storage space with this drive-thru, RV garage plan.

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Jan 30 2013

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Featured 1-Car Garage Plan with Storage – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Plan 057G-0004This featured 1-car garage plan with storage is the perfect addition to any backyard offering parking, storage space and more. The attractive exterior sports vertical siding. When paired with the decorative cupola, it delivers distinctive county charm allowing it to blend with many country style homes. The floor plan offers one oversized parking bay outfitted with an 8’ ceiling and 9’x7’ overhead garage door. You’ll appreciate the workbench at the back of the garage, convenient service entry and the handy storage space on the left side. The storage space works well for storing tools, the lawn mower or the children’s outside toys. Delivering 384 square feet of usable space, this 1-car garage with storage easily converts to a workshop or hobby area for those who enjoy woodworking and tinkering. Enhance your backyard with this practical and versatile1-car garage plan with storage.

 

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Jan 04 2012

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About Garage Loft Plans – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Loft Plan 006G-0067If 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.

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