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Dec 02 2013

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Rustic Garage Apartment Adds Value to Your Home – The Garage Plan Shop

Garaeg Apartment Plan 039G-0001Not just limiting itself to providing additional parking, this unique three-car garage apartment plan avails itself of a variety of other uses adding extra value to your already existing home. With two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and a dining room located above the garage, the possibilities of how to utilize this space are quite extensive. Serving as a guesthouse, it allows visiting friends and family not only their own privacy, but also gives you, as host, the chance to relax without feeling like you’re running a bed and breakfast. A more permanent occupant may appreciate the living quarters as they may be utilized as residence for a nanny or other home-based employee. If the kids have their nanny years behind them, this garage apartment plan works wonderfully as a home for returning college students or even the post college student who is still hanging around. Beyond serving living needs, the finished living space could function as the setting for a home-based office by providing a meeting area for clients in a rustic, welcoming, and professional setting. For those with storage needs, there is plenty of room for parking and storage in the three-car garage. To view even more garage plans with living quarters like this one, please browse our collection of garage apartment plans.

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Mar 11 2013

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Featured Garage Plan: Unique 3-Car Garage Loft Plan – The Garage Plan Shop

Unique Garage Plan 009G-0004Check out our featured garage plan! This unique garage loft plan boasts Williamsburg styling and thoughtful design. From the exterior, it appears to offer a 2-car garage, but take a closer look. There is more than meets the eye! Due to its unique design, the exterior neatly hides a third bay. With one single bay and one tandem bay, this 3-car garage plan works well for storing three cars. Or use the tandem bay for something larger like a boat and trailer. With the extra deep/tandem bay, this garage loft design is more versatile than you might expect at first glance. Additionally, interior stairs lead the way to the second floor loft, which delivers plenty of storage room or a flexible space that could be finished as a game room, home theater or hobby area. Better still, the full bath makes it the perfect guest suite, offering your overnight visitors a bit of privacy if necessary. Fashioned to satisfy many different needs, this unique 3-car garage design is worth taking a second look.

Browse our collection of unique garage designs to discover more one-of-a-kind parking and storage solutions.

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Feb 12 2013

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About Unique Garage Plans – The Garage Plan Shop

Unique Garage Plan 052G-0004Unique garage plans are designed to stand out among the rest in one way or another.

Additionally, they are designed to deliver a specific function while offering individuality. Many unique garage plans are fashioned to satisfy the owner’s needs and desires while others are designed to accommodate particular elements of the lot they are to be built on such as lot size, shape or slope. Some offer one-of-a-kind features, and others deliver a striking exterior look that will catch anyone’s attention at first glance. Original style, futuristic elements, and unusual features are a few things that give these plans their own individuality. While unique garage plans can vary in size, shape and the number or cars they accommodate, all of them reveal unusual and/or distinct elements. Many of these garage designs would not typically be found along an ordinary neighborhood street. While unique garage plans may have a one-of-a-kind exterior appearance or offer elements not commonly found with traditional garage plans, they can offer some of the same features and services such as:

  1. Workshops or workbenches
  2. Drive-thru bays
  3. Storage spaces (closets, lofts or a designated open area for storage)
  4. Extra deep bays for boat storage
  5. Apartments, studios or guest suites (finished living quarters)

Most of the plans in our unique garage plan collection were created and drawn by residential designers with an imagination for originality and a knack to incorporate form and function as well. Remember: What makes a garage unusual or unique is in the eye of the beholder. What might be classified as a unique garage plan by The Garage Plan Shop, many not necessarily seem unique to everyone else. When searching for a unique garage blueprints it is necessary to search our collections based upon your personal tastes, preferences, requirements and style choices.

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May 26 2010

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Featured Design: Unique Garage Apartment Plan for a Sloping Lot

051G-0008 Unique Garage PlanIf you are challenged by a sloping lot but wish to add extra living and parking space to your residence, this unique garage apartment plan is worth taking a second look.  Arts and Crafts styling dresses up the exterior ensuring it will blend nicely with your Craftsman style home. The drive-under garage tucks neatly into any hillside with side-entry stalls for two vehicles. This two-car garage offers 880 square feet of unfinished parking space complete with dual overhead doors and a convenient service entry. Furthermore, the extra deep bays easily handle oversized vehicles and work well for boat storage. Handy exterior stairs offer access to the living quarters from the lower level, or you can enter from the covered front porch where sturdy columns atop stone pediments greet all. Inside the living quarters, two coat closets stand at the ready in the entry, which directs traffic to the open floor plan beyond. Here, the studio apartment with full bath delivers comfortable accommodations for weekend visitors, the in-laws or even you college student. Thoughtful extras include a meal-prep island and vaulted ceilings paired with sparkling windows making the living areas feel spacious and comfortable. Stylish and functional, this unique garage apartment plan can’t be beat.

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Mar 11 2010

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Unique Garage Apartment Plan with 5-Car Garage

035G-0009 Unique Garage ApartmentIf you are looking for a unique garage apartment plan, this is the one for you. First begin with its Victorian styling and ornate details delivering striking curb appeal. Elegant porch columns and shuttered windows are just a few of the details highlighting the exterior of this design. The Victorian architecture is quite uncommon for a detached garage, but stunning nonetheless. Another unique feature about this floor plan is its 5-car garage revealing 1215 square feet of parking area. A combination of two tandem bays and a single-car bay makes the floor plan stand out among many. Though an unusual arrangement, the garage easily handles five family vehicles or a pair of oversized vehicles and a smaller one. Furthermore, the tandem bays are deep enough to accommodate boat storage too. A covered porch leads to the private interior stairs ascending to the second floor where you’ll discover more unusual features about this unique plan. Here, two bayed windows fill the large game/living room with natural light. A fireplace adds a cozy touch. With the step-saver kitchen overlooking the gathering space, the upper level is the perfect entertainment space for guests or it works well as a living area for guests, the in-laws or the nanny. A sunny bedroom and a full bath finish off the garage apartment. Make note of all the attic storage, great for stashing boxes and seasonal items. A masterful blend of style and function, this unique garage apartment plan will look great tucked in the backyard behind your Victorian style home.

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