Sometimes referred to as double garages, the 2-car garage plans featured at The Garage Plan Shop are detached garages designed to store two vehicles. Like home plans, they are available in a broad range of architectural styles, including Craftsman, modern, country and traditional. In addition to a variety of styles, two-car garage plans come in a multitude of sizes giving you plenty to choose from in order to find one that will fit on your lot. The exteriors of these designs feature various rooflines such as gable, reverse gable and hip. In addition, several exterior finishes like brick, siding and stucco work together with different overhead door styles creating an array of exterior combinations for the most stylish looks. You are sure to find the right sized garage for your needs with the curb appeal you love.
Many 2-car garage plans incorporate convenient features like a handy service entry or a storage space inside. Other thoughtful features include a workshop, upper level loft or drive-thru bay. Boat owners might consider two-car garage plans designed with extra deep bays nicely accommodating a boat or trailer without being cramped for space. For those who only need sheltered parking for one vehicle, a 2-car garage design still can be practical. Simply use the second bay for storage of lawn and garden supplies, the recycling center, the family bikes or mechanics tools. Others might opt to use the second bay for a workshop or craft area. The possibilities are endless. Flexible and functional, detached 2-car garage plans will complement and add value to your home when situated in the backyard or on the side of your house.
Take some time to browse our collection of two-car garages.
Just like home plans, detached garage plans are available in a wide range of architectural styles. This diverse selection of styles ensures you’ll find a garage plan, carport or shed plan to blend with the architectural style of your home. Below is a list of many of the architectural styles represented in The Garage Plan Shop’s collection of detached garage plans and other structures.
When you are choosing a detached garage plan, keep in mind the architectural style of your home and its surroundings to ensure your new garage will complement your home.
Building a garage apartment plan is a practical home addition, and garage apartments are becoming more and more popular given the conditions of the present economy. Discover some of the top reasons Americans are building garage apartment plans.
- Families need more parking space, especially those with up teenage drivers.
- Families are outgrowing their homes and need more living space.
- Families love their neighborhoods and don’t want to move but need extra room.
- Growing families do not have the finances to upgrade to a lager home or build a brand new home, but can afford a smaller construction project that will provide much needed living area.
- Some homeowners need extra storage space.
- The family handyman needs a workshop.
- The work-at-home parent desires a home office that provides peace and quiet and the ability to visit with clients without disturbing the rest of the home.
- Home-base business owners want a private place to work without actually leaving home.
- Homeowner’s desire a guest suite that provides all the comforts and privacy of home for frequent weekend visitors.
- Homeowners want to add a hobby room, craft area, or exercise area, but don’t have a basement or enough room in the basement to add one.
- Some homeowner’s need a place for aging relatives to have the privacy of their own home with the opportunity to seek immediate assistance if necessary.
- Grandparents are looking for a place for grandkids to stay when visiting for the holidays without having to listen to loud music or be disturbed when the grandkids come home in the wee hours of the morning.
- Parents need additional housing for college students who require privacy and independence, but still need parental guidance from time to time.
- Parents are looking for a place for boomerang children to stay until they get back on their feet.
- Families need room to relax and often use the apartment for a playroom, home theater or game room for everyone to enjoy.
- Growing families are looking for an additional source of income and rent the living quarters to tenants.
- Owners of large estates may wish to provide living quarters for the maid, groundskeeper, etc.
- Families may need living quarters for the nanny.
- Outdoor adventurists and nature enthusiasts may not build a garage apartment in the backyard at all, but rather near their favorite lake or in the woods using it as a vacation home or weekend retreat.
- Garage apartments make nice temporary living quarters while the main home is being constructed and easily convert to a guest house when it is time to move into the main home.
Interested in viewing garage apartment floor plans? Check out The Garage Plan Shop’s extensive collection from North America’s top rated designers.
Are you considering purchasing a garage plan from The Garage Plan Shop? Often our customers want to know what is included in our garage blueprints before they purchase plans. Below is a listing of the elements typically included in the pre-drawn garage plans we published:
- Cover sheet
- Foundation Plan
- Floor Plan(s)
- Exterior Elevations
- Interior Elevations
- Simple Plumbing
- Basic Electric
For a detailed description of each element listed here plan review our FAQs.
Note: Not all stock garage plans incorporate every element listed here. Blueprint pages vary by designer.
When it comes to building a detached garage plan, choosing the right one can be a bit overwhelming. With hundreds of designs available online, how do you know which one will be best for you? The Garage Plan Shop has a few tips to help you begin your search for the right garage blueprint and then narrow down your choices to find exactly the right one.
- Know what you are looking for and consider what type of garage you need. What is your lot size? What how many bays do you need? What do you plan to store/park inside? Do you need extra storage space?
- Use the search tool on the website to narrow the selection based on the maximum width and depth of your lot or property to find only those plans that will fit in the allotted space.
- From these results, eliminate the plans you don’t want. If you are only looking for a 2-car garage, eliminate everything else with more or less bays.
- Now check the elevations of the remaining plans. Try to picture each garage on your property and how it will look with your house or any other surrounding buildings. Eliminate any designs that do not have the “look” you desire.
- Now review the floor plans and pay attention to traditional elements like the overhead door arrangements and special features. Does it matter to you if you have one large overhead door or do you prefer two smaller ones? Would it be helpful to have a half bath, workbench or storage closet in the garage. Consider the pros and cons of the features each remaining garage plan offers. Eliminate any that don’t get your attention.
- With the few remaining garage plans, determine which garage plan has the right look and features that will best accommodate your needs and select the one you like most.
With these handy tips you’ll be on your way to selecting the garage plan that will best satisfy your needs.