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Jan 18 2015

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4 Things to Consider when Building a Barn Plan – The Garage Plan Shop

Outbuilding Plan 051B-0003If you are planning to build a barn plan this spring or summer for your farm, ranch or another property, there are a few things to consider before you choose a barn plan or blueprint. Take some time to think about the purpose of your barn before buying blueprints. This list will help you:

 

  1. Size and Space – How large do you need your barn to be, and how much space do you have to work with? The size of your lot or the purpose of your barn might determine what size barn you build.
  2. Function – How do you plan to use the barn? Will you need animal stalls? Room to store heavy equipment like tractors, wagons, and combines? Do you need a place to store feed or hay for your animals?
  3. Finished Space – Do you need any finished space in your barn as living quarters for farmhands, office space to run your livestock business, or just a place to eat lunch?
  4. Special Features – Depending on how you plan to use your barn might influence if it has any special features. Do you need a full bathroom? Do you need an aisle with barn doors on either end to make it easy to pull the tractor into the barn? Do you need a loft for storage?

 

Determining these items before you begin searching for a barn blueprint will help get your blueprint search off to a good start. Browse our outbuilding collection to see the many barns we have to offer

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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.

To view our entire collection of garage plans, please visit, TheGaragePlanShop.com.

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Sep 23 2013

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Featured Outbuilding Plan: Horse Barn with Farmhand Quarters – The Garage Plan Shop

Outbuilding Plan 051B-0002While 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.

To view a larger range of styles and designs of outbuilding plans please browse our outbuilding collection.

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Mar 27 2013

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Versatile and Flexible Outbuilding Plans – The Garage Plan Shop

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Outbuilding Plan 006B-0001Many think of an outbuilding plan as a storage shed, but they have so much more to offer! Outbuilding plans are versatile and flexible structures that can accommodate a broad range of needs. Because they are available and in a variety of sizes and styles, it is more likely there will be one to satisfy a particular need. Below is a list of some of the things outbuilding plans are used for:

 

·         Farm storage – Use as a shed for protecting farm equipment and machinery from the elements such as tractors, combines, wagons, and more.

·         Mechanic’s auto lift – Ideal for mechanics who need an auto lift some outbuildings offers tall ceilings that will accommodate the height of an auto lift making it easy for mechanics to work on cars indoors.

·          Home base for a small business – Small businesses such as landscaping businesses, tree trimming services and handyman businesses might find an outbuilding plan provides enough room to store supplies, tools and the company vehicle.

·         Workshop – DIYers use outbuildings as their workshops. An outbuilding provides a place store supplies and tools while providing plenty of space to work on projects without having to clean up until the project is complete.

·         Machinery storage – Businesses and individuals who own lots of machinery might find an outbuilding handy for storage making the machinery easy to access without a lot of hassle.

·         Hobby area – From woodworking and welding to restoring old cars and everything in between, some outbuildings make a great hobby area proving room to work and a place to store supplies, tools, equipment, etc.

·         General Storage – For those who own a lot of “stuff,” an outbuilding is a functional and valuable addition to any piece of property. When used for general storage outbuildings can handle anything from the family cars, a boat, ATVs and motorcycles to neatly storing patio furniture through the winter and lifejackets and fishing poles when you’re not on the lake. They offer a place to store anything that you don’t have room for in your garage, basement or attic and sometime provide a good place to keep dangerous tools and hazardous chemicals out of reach from children.

 

Take some time to browse our outbuilding plan collection to find one that will satisfy your needs.

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Oct 09 2012

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Featured Horse Barn Plan with Loft – The Garage Plan Shop

Barn Plan 006G-0001Add functionality to your farm, ranch or other piece of rural property with this thoughtfully designed barn plan. Ideal for those who own or raise horses or have a home-based business offering equestrian activities, this barn design has more to offer than you might expect. Begin outside with the covered tractor/equipment port, just right for storing farm machinery or even a horse trailer. Inside, a wide breezeway features sliding doors at both ends of the barn and a wash area in the center for grooming horses. On the right, four horse stalls offer sliding door access to the breezeway and individual doors opening to a pen, pasture or riding area. On the opposite side of the breezeway you’ll find a work area and office providing room to handle paperwork for your business, ordering feed and other supplies or setting appointments for shows, riding lessons, etc. Don’t miss the handy tack room or the convenient full bath. The main floor delivers 757 square feet of finished/heated space and 2146 square feet of unfinished/unheated space for a total of 2903 square feet under roof including the tractor port. Exterior stairs lend access to an unfinished storage loft. Enhance your rural property with this versatile utilitarian structure. Visit our website to view this barn plan in detail.

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