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Aug 16 2018

A Sampling of New Garage Plans – The Garage Plan Shop

Post By: Curtis Cadenhead

Category: New Plans

The Garage Plan Shop continuously adds new garage plans to our website. Below is a sampling of some of our newest designs. Take some time to learn about them.


Garage Plan 050G-0084050G-0084: Here’s a fresh garage apartment plan presented in modern fashion.  A two-car garage protects your vehicles from the elements, while covered porch leads to an interior staircase (and a door to the two-car garage.) Ascend the stairs to a nifty apartment showcasing an open floor plan and efficient use of space. A second story deck does double duty as it provides a covered drive for one of the garage bays. This design will complement any modern residence.


Garage Plan 051G-0108051G-0108: Sometimes you just need to get away to a man cave or she shed. Consider this handsome plan that offers a two-car garage with storage closet and a rec room above. With a beverage bar and full bathroom upstairs, you can party all evening and invite guests stay all night. When the party’s over, use the rec room to pursue your hobbies or to escape the main residence for some tranquil alone time.


Garage Plan 062G-0111062G-0111: Here is a modern garage design for a modern family. With its sloped roof line, the left garage bay is tall enough for an RV or an auto lift, and the right bay is deep enough to park two cars, or a boat if you prefer. Consider this oversize garage for developing your own mechanic’s workshop perhaps with a lift on the tall side.


0Garage Plan 050G-008350G-0083: What a pleasant surprise to find a 700 sq ft loft above this attractive two-car garage. Whether the loft is used for storage or converted to hobby room or dance studio, you will enjoy stepping out onto the balcony through the double doors.  A covered stoop leads to the protected stairs that deliver you to a world of possibilities. Three garage bays with three separate doors is just the beginning of this great looking garage apartment plan. A convenient full bath on the main level provides a place to clean up after working on vehicles. And up the stairs? Find yourself in a beautiful two bedroom, two bath apartment with an open floor plan. Vaulted ceilings, a kitchen island, a laundry room and a stunning deck accessed from the great room or the master bedroom are the highlights of the upper level.  This appealing garage apartment would make a profitable rental property or a fantastic guest cottage.


Garage Plan 062G-0112062G-0112: Finally, a garage for all your hobbies!  Start with three extra-deep bays for cars, a boat, trailer or oversized SUV. Next, there is a lift-friendly bay for a car lift, but it is suitable for an RV as well. The left side of the garage is designated for a hobby workshop with lots of space for a multitude of endeavors. It even has double doors for carrying in supplies and carrying out finished projects. When not diligently working in the shop, step outside to enjoy a wrap-around covered porch suitable for lawn furniture and a grill.


If you’d like to browse our collection of garage plans to find the right design for your needs, please use our Advanced Search.

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Jul 17 2018

Build a Carport Plan to Protect your Vehicles

Post By: Curtis Cadenhead

Category: Carport Plans

Building a carport plan is an economical way to protect your automobiles, RV, boat, and other motorized vehicles from the elements. Carport plans are available in a broad range of sizes and designed to accommodate just about any need you might have. Below is a sampling of carport plans offered at The Garage Plan Shop. You might find the one that’s right for your needs, or you might come up with your own ideas after considering what these plans have to offer.


Carport Plan 062G-0115062G-0115: Protect your cars and keep them in running condition with this handsome two-car carport plan.  The workshop in back is suitable for the family mechanic and has an overhead door for the ease and convenience of pulling in your vehicle into the shop work on necessary repairs. A pull-down stair offers access to attic storage.


Carport Apartment Plan 052G-0016052G-0016: This unique carport plan provides parking space for three cars and two storage closets all beneath a two-bedroom apartment. The modern exterior offers a fresh contemporary look with lots of glass and stonework. Protected stairs lead to the living quarters where an open floor plan that features an island snack bar in the kitchen, volume ceilings, and a wrap-around balcony. Two bedrooms, two baths and a laundry closet complete the floor plan.


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: If you need extra parking and storage, this attractive carport plan is the solution. The design provides parking for two cars and a storage area the length of one side of the carport. The storage area is accessed through double doors. Additional storage is provided in the loft above.  A handy pull-down stair will get you there.


Carport Plan 062G-0114062G-0114: Here’s a basic but useful way to protect your RV when you’re not on the road. This RV carport plan has a 12’ ceiling and a 30’ deep bay. It will protect your investment for snow, rain and sun, all while giving you full access to its interior.


For more carport plans like these, please browse our entire collection of carport plans.

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May 30 2018

Choosing the Right Roofing Material for your Garage – The Garage Plan Shop

Post By: M.K. Tenney

Category: Building A Garage

Roofing MaterialIf you’re building a new garage, take some time to explore what roofing options are available before selecting a roofing material. There are a quite a few choices to consider, and there is plenty of information available to help you choose the right material. Think about cost versus longevity and ease of upkeep.  Of course, you will want to ensure the roofing material blends with your existing home and compliments the architectural style of your garage. Ake some time to discuss your options with you contractor as well. Now, let’s check out your possibilities:


Asphalt/Composite – This is the most affordable and popular of roofing materials. It may need to be replaced more often than other choices but most warranties average 35 years. This option offers numerous colors and styles. The materials are lightweight, and they are rated for wind speed and impact.

Wood – Wood shingles are durable and look fabulous on many different home styles. Of course, fire is a threat and you will need to check for restrictions in your area.

Metal – This material is offers longevity. The vintage corrugated roofing you see on old farm houses and sheds is still available and is relatively inexpensive. Consider the new designs in metal roofing as they are attractive and last a long time.  Besides being energy efficient and fire resistant, this material comes in a range of styles that mimic other materials.

Clay or Concrete tiles – This material is durable but heavy. It can’t be beat for adding to the attractive character of a Sunbelt or Mediterranean-style garage plan. However, broken tiles will have to be replaced by a trained professional, but the upkeep is worth it.

Slate – A slate roof will last over a hundred years. It is durable but heavy. Check to make sure your trusses or rafters have the strength to support it.


Fort further information, considering contacting the National Roofing Contractors Association. They are a non-profit trade group that represents all aspects of the roofing industry.

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Apr 24 2018

From Simple to Sublime – Garage Plans Offered by The Garage Plan Shop

Post By: M.K. Tenney

Category: Choosing a Garage Plan,Garage Plan Information

Garage Plan 050G-0015From the simple to the sublime, The Garage Plan Shop, has it all for discerning homeowners who need to add to their abode. Let’s start with the simple. Plan 050G-0015 is a one-car traditional garage with 288 square feet of parking and a 9’ ceiling. If all you need to do is keep one car safe from the elements, this plan will fit the bill. Or, maybe your vehicle is already accommodated with an attached garage and you need more space for all the extras like lawn equipment and tools. This plan is still right for you.  But wait, of course, there’s more.


With the quick search feature, you can choose garages that have from one to four or more garage bays. There are drive-thru garage plans, plans that will hold RVs and boats, garages with carports, and many other styles. Check out garage plans with loft space and flex space and apartments. You can have your workshop or exercise room and provide a nifty apartment for family or boarders. Plus, the multitude of architectural styles makes it easy to compliment your house.


Garage Plan 035G-0018Check out the fanciful design of garage plan 035G-0018. This unique design offers 2190 sq ft of garage space and 2045 sq ft of heated living space. The garage bays are deep enough for boat storage, so take advantage and locate this beauty on the water. With an outdoor living room, covered porches, pergola, decks, pool and spa, it’s easy to overlook the stunning open interior design. Features include a kitchen island, a great room with a two-story ceiling, a second-floor deck, interior stairs and plenty of storage.

The Garage Plan Shop offers plans that can help you take a shade tree mechanic’s hobby to a full-time business. Garage plans are available with multiple bays, offices, rest rooms, party rooms, decks, and of course lots of storage solutions for more than just vehicles. Meet your family’s needs by expanding with one of the many plans we have to offer!

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Mar 26 2018

Pool House Plans for Your Backyard

Post By: M.K. Tenney

Category: Pool House Plans

Pool House Plan 006P-0001The Garage Plan Shop offers a variety of pool houses designed to suit your needs and to compliment your architecture. A very basic plan, 006P-0001, presents an economical pool house with a full or half bath. Essentially it provides a place to use the restroom and change or shower poolside. Simple, yet an effective and convenient amenity for family and guests.

For a more elaborate plan, consider 006P-0032. This design offers both inside and outside storage rooms. Inside there is a full bath with shower, party room with kitchenette and a weight room. Outside, notice the exterior pool shower, front and back porches plus an arbor on the side. This is a great accompaniment to any pool, and offers an excellent means for entertaining via the vaulted party room without dripping guests tracking through the main residence. Plus, this pool house plan can double as a guest room. There is even space for a stacked washer and dryer which may come in handy for guests who decide to take a dip before changing out of their clothes.

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These two options are just the tip of the pool house collection offered by The Garage Plan Shop. Consider plans with outside party rooms, grilling porches, and eating bars. Party in style with hot tubs and saunas for your guests. Get practical with storage space for your pool equipment and washer and dryers for your guests to use. Expand your own living spaces with hobby rooms or exercise rooms. Pool house plans are available with garage bays for protecting your growing fleet of vehicles. Plans combined with apartments present a world of possibilities as guest rooms or housing for family, hired help, or even boarders. Take a moment to assess your needs and remember modifications and custom plans are available too.

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