Drive-thru garage plans are detached garage plans designed for the storage of one or more cars. Unlike most traditional garages, these special floor plans features at least one garage door at the front of the structure and one garage door at the back allowing cars and other vehicles to diver completely thru the garage. There are many conveniences with these types of garages. For example, it may be easier to pull straight thru the garage when pulling a boat or trailer rather than trying to back it in or out of the garage. In other cases, many find it is convenient to access the kids’ bikes and toys or even the riding mower without having to move the cars or risk dents and scratches in their doors. With a drive-thru garage, the possibilities are endless when considering the convenience of storing and accessing automobiles, ATVS, a golf cart, lawn and garden tools or other equipment. Some drive-thru garage plans incorporate thoughtful extras like a loft, workshop, storage area, extra tall ceilings, or full or half bath.
These designs are available in a fabulous array of sizes and styles including single-story and two-story floor plans. There are many different styles to choose from as well, from traditional to country offering plenty of looks to complement your home. Various rooflines and garage door combinations further enhance the selection and offer flexibility.
Take some time to browse the drive-thru garage plans and other designs at The Garage Plan Shop.
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.