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Jan 27 2010

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Traditional 2-Car Garage Plan Adds Value to Any Home

033G-0006 2-Car Garage

Need extra parking for your growing family fleet? Consider a 2-car garage plan like this one. This traditional style design features a gable roofline and a horizontal siding façade that is sure to blend well with a variety or architectural home styles.

Furthermore, the 440 square foot detached garage offers two square panel overhead doors and a convenient side-entry service door for easy entry and exit. Great for storing two cars, or just one car and other outdoor equipment, this 2-car garage plan delivers extra parking for any residence and adds value to your home.  The cost to build a garage starts at $7,500, with most garages costing much more. On average, expect to spend around $27,000 to build a garage. This will likely up the resale value of your home by about $21,000 for an 81 percent return on your investment, learn more at this important site.

Whether you’re in the process of refinancing an existing mortgage loan or selling your property, you want your home to appraise at its highest value. One way to help accomplish this task is to build either an attached or detached garage. Buyers view garages as an attractive addition to a home. Having one can immediately boost the market value of your residence. Look for reputable garage builders and a roofing contractor to build a new garage that will boost the value of your property. 

When determining the value of your home, appraisers consider several factors: They’ll look at what sales prices nearby homes have fetched. They’ll consider whether your home sits in a desirable neighborhood. They’ll analyze your home’s style, condition and size. They’ll look at any improvements you’ve made to your home. A garage can make your home more attractive to a greater number of buyers. Appraisers will note this and will factor your garage into their determination of your residence’s current market value.


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Jan 20 2010

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What are Unique Garage Plans?

052G-0007 Unique Garage PlanWhat makes a garage plan unique is in the eye of the beholder. In many cases, personal preferences, tastes, and particular requirements help determine what garage plans are unique. Unique garage plans and unique garage apartment plans are often designed to satisfy specific requirements such as an oddly shaped, narrow or sloping lot or the owner’s precise needs. They include one-of-a-kind features not found with traditional garage designs. Both unique garage plans and unique garage apartment plans are usually detached garages that range in size and architectural style. Many would not commonly be found along a typical neighborhood street. Most unique garage plans display their own individuality in one or more of the following ways:


  • Feature unusual architectural design
  • Exhibit original style
  • Incorporate futuristic elements
  • Offer unusual features
  • Deliver a striking look that grabs attention
  • Created by designers with an imagination for originality
  • Stand out among all the rest


While the garage plans and garage apartment plans in the Unique Garage Plans collection are unique for a variety of reasons ranging from architectural style and special features to the size and shape of the lot they were designed for, they accommodate a variety of needs for everything from parking, boat storage and drive-thru requirements to an office for a home based

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Jan 13 2010

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Versatile 1-Car Garage Plan for your Backyard

028G-0002 1-Car Garage PlanNeed extra storage space in your backyard? Take a look at this 1-car garage plan. Its simple design and siding exterior allow it to blend well with almost any home. A flexible design, the 336 square foot parking area is ideal for a single car, a pair of motorcycles or ATVs or even a golf cart. If lawn and garden storage is what you need, consider this 1-car garage as a storage shed offering a great place to keep the lawn mower, garden hoses, the leaf blower, rakes and more. Or perhaps your kids have an abundance of outdoor toys. This design easily accommodates bikes, skateboards, helmets, and sports equipment. Simple and stylish, this detached garage plan is worth taking a second look.


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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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