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Oct 01 2015

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Pros and Cons of Building with Detached Garage Plans

001G-0002 Detached Garage PlanDo you need extra parking or a sheltered storage space? Are you considering building a detached garage? Below are some of the pros and cons of building a detached garage.



·         Most stock garage plans are of high quality and provide all the information you’ll need to build the garage with the exception of local requirements due to regional and climactic factors. Some are even available with material lists for an extra charge.

·         With sturdy doors and quality locks, a garage offers a secure and dry place to park the cars plus store other items in most cases. You can add cabinets and shelves to accommodate tools, outdoor toys, lawn and garden supplies, etc. Some garages even offer an unfinished loft above or another storage space, such as a closet, to handle basement and attic overflow.

·         Garage floor plans easily offer wall spaces for adding hooks and racks designed to hold everything from the family bikes and leaf rakes to jackets and sporting equipment.

·         Unlike an open-sided carport, garage plans deliver four walls (if you include the garage door wall) providing complete protection from the sun, hail, wind, snow and rain ensuring your automobiles are safe no matter what weather Mother Nature brings.

·         With four walls and no opening, garage plans keep small animals and pests away from your car that might otherwise to crawl up inside if the car were parked in a carport or on an open driveway.

·         Garage floor plans provide an opportunity to convert the unfinished space to usable living space should you have a need to do so in the future.



·         Building a garage plan can be an expensive project when compared to a carport.

·         Garage plans take much longer to build than a simple carport.

·         In most cases, you’ll have to follow quite a few rules when it comes to building codes and local building regulations.

·         You may be required to obtain a building permit in order to build a detached garage. You might also have to schedule regular inspections with the building inspector throughout the construction process. Check with your local building department to find out what will be required.


If you have the money, space and extra time to build a garage verses a carport, it may be well to your advantage to build a sturdy structure that provides protection on all sides, locked doors, a dry interior and plenty of room for parking and storage.


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Jul 02 2013

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Featured 1-Car Garage Plan with Modern Styling – The Garage Plan Shop

1-Car Garage Plan 028G-0054Clean lines and simple styling give this featured, 1-car garage plan plenty of modern curb appeal. It will blend neatly with many modern homes. A single overhead door opens to 480 square feet of parking space, just right for storing one car or a couple of motorcycles. Hobbyists might even use this garage as a workshop or art studio. Furthermore, this single-car garage is the right size for use as a storage shed in your backyard providing plenty of room for the riding mower and other lawn and garden tools and supplies. A front-entry service door lends convenience, and two windows fill the interior with natural light. This detached garage is 20’x24’ overall and is designed with 2×6 exterior walls and a monolithic slab foundation. Add parking or storage to your backyard and complement your contemporary home with this modern 1-car garage plan. Please view plan 028G-0054 for floor plans and additional details. For more plans like this one, please browse our entire collection of 1-car garage plans.

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May 20 2013

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Featured 2-Car Garage Plan with Functional Flex Space – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Plan with Flex Space 051G-0032Traditional styling allows this 2-car garage plan with flexible space to blend well with most homes. The exterior features a siding façade and a covered porch. Two overhead doors open to the double garage where bays 27’ deep easily accommodate larger vehicles like pick-up trucks and SUVs. Windows at the back of the garage lend natural light and a service door provides convenience. The flexible space attached to the garage can be used for a multitude of purposes. This small studio features a full bath and ample closet space. It could serve as a guest suite for weekend visitors providing privacy from the main home. For those who work from home or own their own small business, the flexible space could serve as an office allowing you to go to work and never actually leave home. Finally, crafters, artists and music enthusiasts might choose to finish the flex space as their own private studio for whatever hobby they prefer. Add functionality to your home and extra parking space too with this 2-car garage plan with flex space.

For more garages like this one, please view our collection of garage plans with flex space.

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Jan 30 2013

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Featured 1-Car Garage Plan with Storage – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Plan 057G-0004This featured 1-car garage plan with storage is the perfect addition to any backyard offering parking, storage space and more. The attractive exterior sports vertical siding. When paired with the decorative cupola, it delivers distinctive county charm allowing it to blend with many country style homes. The floor plan offers one oversized parking bay outfitted with an 8’ ceiling and 9’x7’ overhead garage door. You’ll appreciate the workbench at the back of the garage, convenient service entry and the handy storage space on the left side. The storage space works well for storing tools, the lawn mower or the children’s outside toys. Delivering 384 square feet of usable space, this 1-car garage with storage easily converts to a workshop or hobby area for those who enjoy woodworking and tinkering. Enhance your backyard with this practical and versatile1-car garage plan with storage.


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Dec 27 2012

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Special Promotion: Save $30.00 on your Garage Plan Purchase on New Year’s Day

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BlueprintsThe Garage Plan Shop wants to help you kick off the New Year and your 2013 garage building project with terrific savings! We are offering a special promotion for the purchase of garage plans, shed plans or outbuilding plans on January 1st, 2013. This deal is available to our Facebook friends, Twitter followers and blog readers. Simply order your garage plans on January 1st 2013 between 12:00am CST and 11:59pm CST and enter the promotion code below to receive $30.00 OFF your initial order for garage blueprints.

Receive $30.00 off your initial garage plan order using this promotion code: NYG13

This promotion code is not valid with any other promotion codes. It is not valid for blueprint package upgrades. Valid on January 1st, 2013, only.

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