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Oct 13 2010

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The Garage Plan Shop: 6 Uses for Garage Plans Other than Parking

006G-0061 Garage PlanMost of us think of the garage as a place to park the car, but overtime, garages have evolved into much more that. The garage can accommodate many more needs than traditional parking. Designed to accommodate anything from one car to four or more vehicles, the sky is the limit when it comes to the many possibilities a garage can offer. If you need extra space to accommodate a specific need, consider garage plans. Here are some of the most popular uses for garage plans beyond parking the family cars:

 

Storage Space – Every family needs storage. Whether you lack a basement or your basement and attic are overflowing with boxes, a detached garage makes a great storage space for items that just don’t seem to fit in the house. A garage also works well for storing sporting equipment and the kids’ toys from bikes and scooters to ball gloves, golf clubs and even hunting gear. Garages can provide a place for storing seasonal items when not in use such as pool equipment and patio furniture when the weather turns cold and holiday decorations. Add shelves and cabinets for organization. 

 

 Lawn and Garden Shed – For those with a green thumb, there are always tools, supplies and other lawn and garden equipment that need to be stored rear round. A 1-car or 2-car garage offers a nice alternative to a backyard shed and features an overhead door making it easy to access big items like the riding lawn mower without a hassle. Furthermore, it is easy to add shelves or cabinets to accommodate small hand tools, flower pots, seeds and bulbs for your flower or vegetable garden. You might even want to add a planting table or utility sink.

 

Workshop – The family handy man will know just how to convert a detached garage plan into a workshop. Garages make a great shop area providing opens spaces to work on large projects with plenty of room to store tools, lumber and other supplies. They even offer enough space to add a workbench or table. Furthermore, there is no need to clean up your home repair project every time you work on it. A workshop will allow you to leave the project in progress and come back to finish it later. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you can lock the garage keeping the kids from wandering inside and possibly harming themselves with sharp tools or heavy items.

 

Hobby Room – Hobbyists, crafters and woodworkers often need a large workspace to work on various projects that can be dirty, create a lot of dust or require a large layout space that a room in the home or the basement can’t provide. Building a detached garage plan for a hobby room keeps the mess outside and provides the hobbyist a space all his or her own to work on projects without disturbing the family or creating unwanted noises and messes inside the house. Garage plans offer more than enough storage space for tools and supplies. Add good task lighting, a workbench, table or other work surface and you’ll be ready to go!

 

Mechanic’s Garage – Auto mechanics and car enthusiasts might like a detached garage for working on cars rather than just protecting them from the elements. Furthermore, these people have a lot of tools and auto parts. Many designs include storage closets providing a great place to keep these items out of a child’s reach.  

 

Detached garage plans a very versatile and flexible accommodating many different needs. What can a garage plan do for you?

 

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Aug 18 2010

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Featured: Garage Workshop Plan from The Garage Plan Shop

012G-0037 Garage Workshop PlanAdd extra sheltered parking, a convenient workspace and value to your home with garage workshop plan. For instance, this special design will please the family handyman giving him a workspace all his own. The 450 square foot workshop area provides a practical space for home repair and maintenance projects, wood working and more. Or, it might be the perfect space for an amateur mechanic. Furthermore, there is plenty of room for a workbench, cabinets and more than enough space for tool storage. Special features include a service entry, access to the 2-car garage and an overhead garage door making it easy to move supplies, tools and other large items in and out of the workshop. Attached to this handy workspace is a double garage delivering 625 square feet of sheltered parking. An overhead door makes it easy to store family vehicles or other motorized items such as a motorcycle or ATV. A second service entry on the side offers access to the parking area. Simple, functional and practical, this 2-car garage workshop plan can’t be beat!

 

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Jan 06 2010

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What are Garage Workshop Plans?

Garage Workshop Plan 034G-0003Garage workshop plans are commonly designed as detached garage plans incorporating one or more garage bays for parking or storage and a separate workshop area. The workshop area can be on the first or second level and is perfect for those who enjoy woodworking, crafts and other hobbies such as gardening. In some cases the workshop is ideal for a mechanic’s tools and auto parts. Many garage plans with workshops incorporate a workbench, cabinets, built-in closets or counters delivering plenty of workspace or room for storage of tools and supplies. Sometimes there is more than enough room in the shop area for a planting bench, gardening table or a complete setup for a home-based business. In other cases, workshop garage plans offer special extras like a utility sink, full bath or half bath. These convenient extras make it easy to clean up after a dirty job or a long day’s work in the yard.

 

Workshop garage plans are practical and functional. With careful design, these floor plans are flexible allowing you to convert them from one thing to another as your lifestyle changes over time. What might be a woodworking shop at the present time might one day become a place to paint crafts or a storage space for those who can no longer climb the stairs to the attic or basement.

 

Garage plans with workshops are available in a wide range of sizes and styles from Craftsman and barn-style to traditional allowing you to find just the right one to complement your home and fit your lot. Floor plans deliver various combinations of overhead doors and shallow or deep bays which accommodate everything from cars and boats to other types of motorized vehicles and equipment. Browse these garage workshop plans to find one to satisfy your needs.

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