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Mar 21 2017

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What’s Hot? Detached Modern Garage Plans

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Modern detached garages are HOT in residential construction right now. Building a modern-style detached garage is a growing trend, and with more builders constructing modern-style houses, there is a need for modern garage plans. If you are building a modern home right now, or if you are looking for a garage to match your modern home, it is time to take a look at some of our most popular modern garage plans!

 

Modern Garage Plan 050G-0079050G-0079: Step into this 1-car garage and step into the natural light provided by a row of clearstory windows. The extra deep bay is suitable for boat storage, and it features an attractive sloped ceiling highlighted with wood beams. Plenty of windows illuminate the workshop as well. They are perfectly placed to allow natural light to flow onto the current project, and they are ideal for taking a break. Just gaze outdoors and rest the eyes. But for a real break, step out onto the covered patio, pull up a chair, and imagine your next project. This detached 1-car garage workshop plan is sure to please!

 

Modern Garage Plan 052G-0009052G-0009: This unique and thoroughly modern garage apartment plan is sure to get your attention. The first level accommodates two cars and offers a 9’ ceiling. A side-entry service door delivers convenience. Interior stairs lead to the second-floor apartment that is compact and efficient. The living area shares space with the kitchen, and there is room for a stacked washer/dryer in the full bath.  Store front windows accommodate a view for contemplation, and if you look hard enough, you just might see George Jetson flying home from work. Suitable for a guest house, this modern two-car garage apartment plan is the perfect complement to your modern home.

 

062G-0076Modern Garage Plan 062G-0076: This modern garage plan includes a two-story vaulted ceiling in one bay designed to accommodate an oversized truck, camper or RV.  The other bay is extra deep for boat storage, or it simply provides plenty of space at the rear of the bay to store anything you wish.  The second-floor loft can be used as your very own studio, exercise room, or storage space for the extreme collector. Ideal for those who have expensive “toys” and need to protect their investments, this modern RV garage plan features a simple but attractive exterior, that hides a world of possibilities on the interior.

 

Modern Garage Plan 072G-0034072G-0034: This is not your grandmother’s two-car garage. Stylistic and modern, this garage apartment plan provides a double garage beneath a stunning and efficient living space. An interesting roofline catches you’re eye while the thoughtful floor plan delivers everything you’ll need for efficient living. The kitchen includes a convenient island, but don’t miss the sun deck. What a perfect place to sip your morning coffee or observe a beautiful sunset. After thinking about it, it would do grandma proud to occupy this gorgeous plan.

 

Moder Garage Plan 028G-0056028G-0056: For those who just need a little extra parking, here’s an attractive, modern garage plan designed to accommodate two cars. It’s compact design fits neatly in most backyards and is thoughtful styling blends with both contemporary and modern-style homes. Overhead storage at the rear is accessible via ladder. A -entry service door provides convenient entrance and egress, while windows offer natural light. A double overhead door offers ease of parking your vehicles. Practical and stylish, this detached modern garage plan will dress up your backyard and add value to your home.

 

Modern Garage Plan 052G-0007052G-0007: Glass and stone define this retro-modern 2-car garage plan. Simple yet attractive, double glass doors show off the inner space while allowing lots of natural light to spill inside the garage. A side-entry service door allows convenient access for foot traffic. This detached garage plan is sure to be an attractive addition to any modern home.

 

 

Modern Garage Plan 062G-059062G-0059: Simple, yet practical, this modern two-car garage plan makes a nice addition to your modern home.Storage space at the rear of the garage affords plenty of room to store lawn equipment and tools, or even a work bench. Or, the extra deep bays might be better suited for boast storage if you have a fisherman in your family. Interior stairs lead to a nifty studio or loft that includes a full bath and compact kitchen.  The finished loft could utilized as a guest room, craft room, or home office. Carefully designed to accommodate multiple needs, this modern garage plan with loft is worth taking a second look.

 

This is just a small sampling of the modern garage plans in our collection. Take some time to browse all our garage plans to find the right one for you!

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Oct 18 2016

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Garage Plans with Flexible Spaces to Suit Many Needs

There’s no doubt that today’s homeowners have widely different needs from one another. When it comes to the garage, it is almost impossible to find two people that need or want the same type of garage. Garage plans with flexible spaces are designed to accommodate a broad range of needs when it comes to adding a detached garage to your backyard. In addition to offering extra parking, garage plans with flex space feature some type of finished living space that is designed for a particular purpose, but flexible enough to change as your lifestyle and needs change. You might need a home office while the kids are young so you have a quiet place to work above the garage, but you might find that you need a guest room 20 years from now for when the kids return home for the holidays. Garage plans with flexible spaces offer the opportunity to “flex” and change as your needs and lifestyle change. These detached garages are available in a wide variety of sizes and architectural styles. Below are a few examples of garage plans with flex space. Take some time to consider your lifestyle, you might just find the right one to accommodate your needs.

 

Garage Plan with Flex Space 051G-0075051G-0075: For those who need a lot of parking, this two-story garage offers parking for up to six cars (or boat storage in the two tandem bays) plus it provides a recreation room the whole family can enjoy. If there’s not enough room in the main house for entertaining, you’ll appreciate the game room where the family can enjoy some relaxing time together, and it offers a place for your teenagers to hang out with friends without disrupting the entire household. With a half bath and utility room, this garage plan with flex space can easily convert to a sleeping loft to handle weekend guests.

 

076G-0015: Just right for the work-at-home parent, this garage plan with flex space provides a double garage plus an office on the second floor. Plenty of windows fill the office with natural light while a half bath and kitchenette offer the accommodations you’ll need for a full day’s work without ever setting foot in the main home until the end of the workday. And when the time comes for you to retire, this space will easily convert to an art studio, sewing room or pottery room for those with plenty of hobbies to pursue.

 

Garage Plan with Flex Space 062G-0059062G-0059: This modern two garage plan offers flexible space in the form of a loft studio. This space is ideal for painters and musicians to practice their talents. It allows a place to store and use materials, tools, and instruments without having to clean up or pack up everything after a practice session. In the future, this space will easily convert to guest quarters. A full bath and kitchenette will offer your guests all the comforts of home with a little privacy.

 

012G-0129: This three-car garage plan with workshop is sure to please with family handy man while Mom enjoys working on pottery and other art projects upstairs. But don’t be fooled! When the time comes, the art studio can easily transform into a recreation room or media room. Or maybe you prefer to transform it into a studio apartment. The possibilities are endless with this garage plan with flex space.

 

Garage Plan with Flex Space 035G-0022035G-0022: Two tandem bays offer boat storage or parking for up to four cars with this garage plan with flex space. The studio and kitchen accommodate a home based business or provide a place to work on hobbies. The loft upstairs delivers storage. However, if you ever need a guest suite, simply enclose the loft and convert it to a bedroom. Your weekend guests can use the studio for a sitting area and the kitchen and full bath will offer ample accommodations.

 

No matter your needs, garage plans with flex space can deliver the parking you need plus that extra space for your special needs.

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Sep 26 2016

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We’ve Got a Garage Plan for That!

Talk to just about anyone you know and they will tell you they need more space – more storage space, more parking space, more work space, more living space, etc. Detached garage plans are the perfect “space” solution for a broad range of needs. Homeowners add detached garages to their backyards in an effort to create space. Some build garages on different types of property to create space for other specific needs. If you take a little time to think about your needs and consider the variety of garage plans available, you too, will see that detached garages have much to offer. With so many detached garage plans available, we’ve probably got a garage plan that will accommodate your needs. So, take some time to consider your lifestyle and needs and determine what type of garage plan will accommodate you best.

 

Need more parking? We’ve got garage a garage plan for that!

Modern Garage Plan 050G-0035Whether you need to add just one extra sheltered parking space or a few, we probably have the design you’re looking for. We offer everything from simple 1-car garage plans to 3-car and 4 car garage plans. They are available in a variety of sizes and architectural styles ensuring you’ll find the right one to match your home and fit your lot. Our garage plans are available in traditional, country and modern styles just to name a few. Some are simply basic designs while others have all the bells and whistles like a full or half bath, storage closet, loft space, or workshop area. If you only wish to have extra parking, a basic garage plan will do.

 

Need a place to store your boat or RV? We’ve got garage a garage plan for that!

RV Garage Plan 051G-0091No matter if you prefer the open road or the open water, we’ve got detached garage plans that will protect your investments from the elements. Garage plans with boat storage offer at least one extra deep bay and sometimes an oversized garage door for storing boats and trailers. Our RV garage plans deliver at least one oversized garage bay that is extra deep, extra tall and outfitted with an oversized garage door to accommodate the height, length and width of a motor home, RV or camper.

 

Need more storage space? We’ve got a garage plan for that!

Garage Plan with Loft 010G-0006Face it. Over time, people accumulate A LOT of STUFF! If you’re in need of more storage space, consider our garage plans with storage or our garage loft plans. Some garage plans with storage offer parking for the family cars plus a separate room for storing boxes, lawn and garden tools, the family bikes, patio furniture, lawn mower or recycling bins. Other storage garage plans just offer extra space on one side of the garage or in the rear giving you room to add storage shelves or cabinets to get organized. Garage plans with a loft offer just that! They feature parking on the main level and an unfinished storage loft above. Depending on the design, the loft can be accessed by a pull-down stair or a full staircase, and it is a great place for storing seasonal items, holiday decorations, and basement or attic overflow.

 

Need more living space? We’ve got a garage plan for that!

Garage Plan with Flex Space 035G-0001Whether you’re outgrowing your home and cannot afford to buy a larger house or you just need a private living space for work or weekend guests, we probably have a detached garage plan to accommodate your needs. Our collection of garage plans with flex space and garage apartment plans provide extra finished living space in a variety of arrangements. Garage plans with flex space offer parking plus a finished living area that can “flex” and change as your needs and lifestyle changes. For example, design 051G-0089 offers a recreation room, hobby room and full bath. This might be ideal if you’re raising teenagers. They will have a place to hang out with friends in the rec room or use the hobby room for jam sessions. You’ll appreciate that the noise is contained away from the main house. However, after the kids have grown and moved away, you might opt to use the living space as a small apartment for when the kid and grandkids come home to visit for the holidays. Or you might opt to convert the rec room into your yoga studio or home office and convert the hobby area into your sewing room.

 

Garage Apartment Plan 072G-0028Garage apartment plans are another solution for parking and living space. In addition to at least a 1-car garage or larger, these designs offer living quarters either as a studio apartment or as a full apartment with walls and separated living spaces. Most garage apartment plans offer the basic amenities when it comes to living quarters but they will all include at least one full bath and a kitchenette. These designs are well suited for use as a guest retreat, mother-in-law suite, or living quarters for the nanny, hired hands, etc. Additionally, they work well for college students who are looking for a little independence but aren’t quite yet ready to leave home. Garage apartment plans can even be used as rental property providing extra parking and a source of income.

 

In addition to the types of garage plans mentioned above, we also offer tandem garages, garage plans with a workshop, and garage plans with a carport. And for those who need sheltered parking but can’t afford the costs of building a garage plan, take some time to consider building a carport plan instead. Please visit The Garage Plan Shop to view our extensive collection of garage plans.

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Jun 27 2016

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5 Commonly Asked Questions about Garage Plans

Garage Plan 023G-0003If you are thinking about building a detached garage plan, you probably have questions about the blueprints before you purchase them.Below are the six most commonly asked questions about our garage plans and their answers to help ensure you make the right decision when it comes to buying your garage plans.

 

Can the garage plans be modified?

Yes! If you’ve found a garage plan that is close to what you need, but it isn’t exactly perfect, our modification team can help you. Simply complete and submit our modification request from, and our modification team will provide a free quote for your changes within a couple of business days. This gives you an opportunity to find out what the extra costs will be for your project before you spend any money on blueprints. We recommend that you review our garage modification page to get a good understanding of how the modification process works and to download the modification request form.

 

What is included in a set of garage blueprints?

The garage plans published on our website are complete sets blueprints designed for each structure to be built from the ground up. They typically include floor plans, exterior elevations, a foundation plan, interior elevations when applicable, details and/or cross sections, simple plumbing and basic electrical information. NOTE 1: The information included in the blueprints varies from one designer to another. Please contact us with a specific plan number for verification regarding the elements included in a particular blueprint. NOTE 2: Our garage blueprints are actual construction drawings. We do not include any “how to” information or step-by-step instructions. It is necessary that you hire a builder to build your garage or have proficient knowledge of how to read a blueprint in order to build our garage plans. For additional information, please review our recent blog: What is Included in a Set of Garage Blueprints? 

 

How much does it cost to build a particular garage plan?

Unfortunately, we do not provide an estimated cost to build or a material estimate for our designs. We know the costs for materials and labor vary greatly from one city to the next and sometimes even within the same city. It is impossible for us to know the going rates for materials and labor in all cities, counties, municipalities, etc. So, rather than guessing and quoting you a price that is much too high or much too low for your area, we recommend checking with a few local builders or lumberyards to find out what the going rates are for materials and labor in your area. Most will quote you a dollar amount per square foot, based on mid-grade materials, but it is best to confirm if they are quoting high-end materials, mid-grade, etc. Also, make sure to ask what the quote includes as sometimes it does not include foundation materials and a few other things. We realize this requires a little more research and work on for the person wishing to build a garage, but checking locally will provide you with a reasonable ballpark estimate.

 

Will the garage plans meet my local building codes?

Our plans are considered to be pre-drawn stock plans. They are designed to meet the national building codes in place at the time each plan was created. However, we do not guarantee the plans will meet all local building codes. Our plans are sold and built all over the US and Canada. The codes and requirements you have in your area may be completely different than the codes and requirements for someone building the same plan you are considering in another part of the country. It will be up to you/your builder to make any adjustments necessary to meet local building codes and requirements. You may need to hire a local design professional to add notes to the blueprints regarding some of your local building codes if your builder cannot make these adjustments at the jobsite or if you building department requires them to be shown on the plans in order to get building permits. We recommend talking with your builder and your building department to find out what is allowed in your city, county, etc. as far as making changes and adjustments to meet local building codes.

 

Are the garage plans sealed or stamped by an engineer or architect?

Our garage plans do not come with an engineer’s or an architect’s seal or stamp. They are considered pre-drawn, stock plans. This means they are designed to meet the national building codes in place at the time each plan was created. However, we do not guarantee the plans will meet all local building codes and requirements. Because our plans are sold and built all over the US and Canada, it is impossible for our designers to ensure they will meet all local codes for every location, city, county, municipality, etc. Therefore, our garage plans do not include a seal or stamp, as the seal/stamp is a local requirement. The items required for the seal/stamp in your area are completely different than the requirements for a customer building the same plan you are considering in another part of the country. Often the requirements that coincide with a seal/stamp for a particular state, province, city, etc., are influenced by climactic and geographic elements that are specific to the area where you plan to build making them local requirements. It will be up to you/your builder to hire a local professional to review and seal/stamp the plans. This professional must be licensed in the state/province where the structure is to be built. We recommend finding someone who can review the blueprints and provide a seal before you actually purchase plans. Sometimes the design professional providing the seal/stamp will have a preference as to which plan package he/she works with, and this will influence which plan package you purchase. Most likely he/she will want the CAD file or PDF because it is much easier to work with the electronic format when it comes to adding extra notes and elements to the plan that are necessary to meet local building codes. The only way to be sure about what plan package to purchase is to ask your local design professional before you make a blueprint purchase.

 

Discover the answers to more garage plan questions like these by visiting our FAQs.

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May 19 2016

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Two-Car Garage Plans Offer a Multitude of Special Features

With such a wide variety of two-car garage plans to choose from, it is important to identify how you plan to use your new garage and what features you’ll need to get the most use out of it. For example, if you need extra storage space for your basement or attic overflow, you’ll probably want to select a floor plan that offers a storage loft. Or, if you like working outside in your yard and garden, you might consider a garage with a full bath, so you’ll have a place to clean up without bringing the mess into your home. Below are eight two-car garage plans and a brief description of their special features for you to consider.

 

Garage Plan 008G-0005008G-0005 The possibilities are endless with this two-car garage plan. It offers one tandem, drive-thru bay that neatly holds two cars or your boat. With garage doors on both ends, there is no need to hassle with backing the boat and trailer in or out of the garage. Simply pull straight through instead. Two storage areas offer plenty of room to store tools, lawn and garden equipment and seasonal items such as patio furniture during the winter months. Additionally, the open shed offers extra covered parking or it could be used as a covered porch giving you a place to grill or just kick back and relax outdoors.

 

Garage Plan 010G-0006010G-0006 This rustic two-car garage plan has more to offer than you might expect. In addition to the double garage bay, it features a workshop area for the family handyman complete with workbench. A full bath is an added convenience. On the second floor, an unfinished storage loft provides plenty of room to store holiday decorations and other treasures that you aren’t ready to part with yet.

 

Garage Plan 023G-0003023G-0003 Take a look at this detached garage apartment plan. On the main floor it offers a two-car garage plus a workshop space or a game area depending on your needs. The second floor features a one bedroom, one bath apartment that works well as a guest suite or a private living area for your college student when he or she comes home for summer break.

 

Garage Plan 028G-0052028G-0052 This two-car garage plan features an attached RV bay as well offering three garage bays in all. The RV bay offers an extra tall ceiling and oversized garage doors at the front and back of the convenient drive-thru bay. Park your every day cars in the two-car garage and use the second floor loft for storage or finish it as an office, game room, home theater or workout space.

 

Garage Plan 034G-0013034G-0013 Touches of European styling give this tandem garage plan plenty of curb appeal. It offers two tandem bays, perfect for boat storage or providing enough room to park up to four cars.

 

Garage Plan 047G-0002047G-0002 For those who aren’t sure what size garage will work best on their lot or in their backyard, garage plans in multiple sizes are the solution. A multi-size garage plan like this one is available in two or more sizes allowing you to purchase the plans and then determine which size to build. Some of the larger garage sizes are even deep enough for boat storage like this design when built as the 22’x28’ floor plan.

 

Garage Plan 051G-0079051G-0079 Designed with two extra deep bays and 10’x10 garage doors, this two-car garage apartment plan nicely accommodates boat storage and oversized vehicles like trucks and SUVs. The attached one-story apartment plan is just right for a mother-in-low cottage providing comfortable and private living space for an aging relative all on one level.

 

Garage Plan 062G-0059062G-0059 This modern two-car garage plan offers a storage area in the garage and a flex space above. The flexible studio includes a full bath and kitchenette making it ideal for a home office, art studio or workout room. It could also be finished as a guest suite.

 

 

 

These detached two-car garage plans are just a sampling of the designs in our collection. We offer floor plans in variety of sizes and styles and numerous other special features are available. Take some time to browse our entire collection of two-car garage plans to find a design that will satisfy your needs.

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