Jul 22 2009
Who said you have to use a one-car garage to store a car? Think outside the box. Single-car garage plans work well for a variety of needs. Due to their small size, these detached designs often fit nicely into a backyard making them easily accessible from the house. Furthermore, with an overhead door and a service entry, one-car garage plans make it easy to store or access almost anything you wish to keep inside. Consider these nontraditional yet handy uses for a 1-car garage:
Garden shed – You’ll have plenty of room for all your gardening supplies whether you have a vegetable or flower garden or just a beautifully landscaped yard. Store flower pots, potting soil, fertilizer, seeds and bulbs, shovels, rakes, hoes and other gardening tools. Store garden hoses and sprinklers throughout the winter months. Adding cabinets improves organizational space and a potting bench or planting table provides a work surface.
Lawn equipment shed – Safely store everything from the lawn mower and leaf blower to hedge trimmer, rakes and more. Consider tall cabinets or lockers to accommodate long/tall items, and remember to install locks if small children are present.
Tool shed – Auto mechanics and tinkers will have a place to organize and store everything from car parts to power tools. Look for sturdy toolboxes or those on rollers for convenience. Heavy duty shelving units are good for storage as well. Keep everything for dirty jobs outside the house.
All-purpose storage shed – The average American family has a wide variety of things to store that might not necessarily belong in the home. Use a detached 1-car garage for outdoor equipment like storing the patio set during the winter or providing a safe place out of the elements for “outdoor toys” like bikes, skateboards, kayaks and all the gear to go with them. Cabinets and storage lockers of various sizes easily accommodate fishing poles, tennis rackets, bike helmets, life jackets, baseball bats and so on.
Workshop – Build your own work space outside the home. Add a workbench or table giving you a work surface to accommodate everything from small woodworking projects and home repairs to woodcrafts. Add task lighting when necessary. And don’t forget to add various storage cabinets and containers for all the tools and supplies a do-it-yourself homeowner requires
Garage – You might not need a place to park the car, but you might need a place to store other motorized items like a golf cart, ATV, jet ski, motorcycle or small boat. Your driveway won’t be cramped with all these extra items and they will be safe from the climate and weather when you aren’t using them.
If you need extra storage for all your belongings, browse detached 1-car garage plans. You are sure to find just the right one to accommodate all your storage needs.