If you have a need for a basic garage, there are plenty of designs to choose from. The Garage Plan Shop offers everything from simple 1-car garages to 4-car garage plans and even larger designs. But wouldn’t it be better if there were a bonus? Have you considered a garage loft plan? Garage plans with lofts are fairly common especially in the one-car, two-car, and three-car styles. If you are going to take the time to build a garage, you might want to consider other needs you can satisfy by incorporating a loft.
Detached garage loft plans accommodate a broad range of needs and come in a generous selection of sizes and architectural styles allowing you to find one to blend perfectly with your home and satisfy your needs. The loft space is an unfinished space located above the parking area and is accessed by a pull-down stair or an enclosed staircase. Some loft areas are strictly designed for storage having low overhead clearance but provide plenty of room to stash boxes and store other family treasures. This type of garage with loft is great for attic or basement overflow, seasonal storage and holiday decorations. Face it. Most families have a lot of “stuff” cluttering their living areas and other storage spaces. So consider reducing your clutter and organizing your belongings with the help of a garage loft plan.
When a garage offers a loft space that is large enough to move around freely and has a standard or slightly lower than standard ceiling height, the loft opens up many other possibilities that go far beyond unfinished storage space. Think about what special living space you’d love to have if you had the opportunity to add it to your home. Would you like a home office that is part of your home but outside the main house? Do you want a place to work in peace without ever leaving home? Would your family enjoy a recreation or game room? Do you enjoy crafts? Could you use a hobby or craft room? How about an exercise area to help you like a healthy lifestyle? The possibilities are endless when it comes to finishing the loft space of a detached garage. Talk with your builder about the numerous ways you can finish this space to accommodate your family’s specific needs.
If you are planning to build a detached garage plan in the near future, consider the advantages of building a garage loft plan. Your family will surely reap the benefits for many years to come.
Charming dormers and a siding façade highlight the exterior of this RV garage plan. Whether you are looking to store your RV, motor home, boat or trailer, the extra deep RV bay is sure to satisfy your needs. An extra tall overhead garage door accommodates extra height. A smaller overhead door opens to a garage workshop area offering space to park the family car or convenience when moving large and bulky items in and out of the workshop area. The family handyman will appreciate the shop area delivering plenty of space to work on home repair projects and store tools and supplies. With the full bath and laundry closet, it is easy to clean up after a dirty job either in the yard or workshop. The office and covered patio are thoughtful extras. Upstairs you’ll find a loft suitable for storing holiday decorations or basement and attic overflow. Practical and functional, this RV garage plan with loft storage has much to offer!
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Last month The Garage Plan Shop posted our blog, “Is Your Garage the Ultimate Man Cave?” This is a follow up to that blog. ChangeofAddress.org recently posted a list of resources to help you create your very own Man Cave. The list includes fun and interesting sites that are sure to help you create a “guy space” where you can kick back and relax by yourself or hang with the guys whether it is a room in the basement, a bonus room upstairs or in the garage. So what are you waiting for? It is time to get started!
We are hearing the term used more and more….”man cave”.
“Just what is a man cave?” you ask. It is a designated area of the home such as the garage, a workshop, a room in the basement, or a bonus room, where a guy can go to be alone or socialize with friends without disturbing the rest of the house.
Man caves are used for a variety of activities from plain ole relaxing to holding poker parties with buddies and having a cold one with friends while watching the big game. Big TVs, state-of-the-art sound systems, comfortable seating, wet bars and refrigerators are often part of the man cave set-up. These spaces can be decorated (or cluttered up depending on how you look at it) with anything from sports memorabilia and Star Trek posters to tools, scrap lumber, auto parts and beer cans. Now that it’s football season, there is no doubt some men will be spending extra time in the their man caves with the guys.
Do you have a man cave? Wouldn’t it be great if you did? A detached garage plan, such as a garage loft plan, would be perfect for a man cave. You’ll have additional parking and storage on the main level, while the loft can easily be finished to accommodate your man cave! Take some time to out photos and a video of some of St. Louis’s ultimate man caves to get some ideas.
If you are considering building a 3-car garage, take a look at this handsome design with storage loft. A stylish exterior lends curb appeal and dresses up any backyard or piece of property. Three overhead garage doors open to 960 square feet of unfinished parking space giving you plenty of room to store the family vehicles. With its 32’x30’ footprint the design is also deep enough to nicely accommodate oversized vehicles, a boat or a trailer. Above, the 620 square foot loft is ideal for storing seasonal items such as holiday decorations. Or perhaps you want to add finished living space to your home. The loft works well for a hobby or exercise room. A side-entry service door and interior stairs add convenience. Designed with 2×6 wall framing and a slab foundation, this three-car garage plan with boat storage offers flexible space making it a valuable addition to any home.