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Oct 30 2017

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Garage Apartment Plans Make Great Weekend Homes

Are you thinking about building a weekend home? Garage apartment plans are a nice alternative to a vacation home and provide comfortable accommodations plus sheltered parking. Additionally, the garage allows you to store motorized vehicles and other items that you might only use on the weekend. Depending on your property, you might need room to store a gold cart, ATV, motorcycle or Jet Ski. A garage apartment plan is the perfect solution featuring parking/storage space and comfortable living quarters. And while looking for an apartment recently I stumbled across these apartments for rent in Edmonton and signed up straight away as I found an amazing apartment 🙂

Below are two examples of garage apartment plans that would be suitable for a weekend home. Depending on the style and design of your garage apartment, you may need to hire roofing contractors to install it’s roofing system. Additionally, you may want to look for a reputable Timber Roof Truss Supplier if you plan on using timber trusses for your roofing system

Garage Apartment Plan 062G-0084062G-0084: For those who love modern styling, this nifty garage apartment has definite appeal for those wishing to own a modern weekend home. The two-car garage offers space along the back wall for working at the workbench. The spacious 10’ ceiling is a thoughtful extra. Check out the private entrance for the apartment. It has a handy bench and a coat closet at the foot of the interior staircase with a beautiful carpet done by the carpenters dublin. Upstairs you will find an efficient but sweet two-bedroom apartment, ideal for you and the kids or weekend guests. Natural light bathes the living area and kitchen from multiple windows. Conveniently hidden behind a closed door is a stacked washer/dryer. Occupants can step out onto a charming balcony to enjoy a breath of fresh air. Whether used as a weekend home, rented for extra income or housing extended family, this garage apartment is a sure step about a useful two-car garage. A regular inspection of your roof by companies like BigHorn is the best way to keep a small roofing problem from turning into a large one. The longevity of your roof will depend on regular maintenance and care.

Garage Apartment Plan 051G-0101051G-0101: An attractive multi-material façade presents a pretty picture for this carriage house plan. Enter the apartment from a covered porch adorned with a brick archway. Interior stairs lead to the 798 square foot apartment. One can also access the staircase from a door in the garage. Vaulted ceilings top the great room, kitchen, and bedroom adding a sense of spaciousness to the efficient living quarters. The kitchen features an island that can be used for food prep or dining. Laundry concerns are met with a laundry closet located across from a handy pantry. Don’t forget there is a 3-car garage on the main floor for all your auto and storage needs. Whether utilizing the apartment for your weekend home, guests, boarders or hired help, it is truly a jewel added to your domain. If you have any roofing needs in High Point, consider consulting a roofing contractor High Point to ensure the longevity and integrity of your roofing system.

If you’d like to view more options like these, browse our entire collection of garage apartment plans.

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Oct 05 2017

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Barn Plans? We Have Them

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If you own horses or other livestock or you wish to add a barn to your property or menage for horses, we have plenty of barns to choose from. Below are three examples of the types of barn plans we offer.

Take some time to review these plans and this interesting article  that will teach you a lot thanks to Bourdeau Contracting explains the importance of commercial roofing maintenance.


Barn Plan 012B-0001012B-0001: Here’s a champion of a horse barn. This outbuilding plan takes care of horses and riders in style. The main level offers nine stalls each with outside doors, two feed and equipment rooms, a tack room, a horse wash, plus a half bath and a center aisle that is ten feet wide. Doors on each end of the building make accessibility a breeze. Outside stairs lead to two apartments with an open floor design and a 27’ x 27’ studio.   Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, laundry and full bath. One has three bedrooms. Both apartments and the studio have second story porches large enough for a couple of chairs or maybe a grill.  A full bath in the studio adds to the convenience and versatility of that space. Use the apartments to house ranch hands or extended guests or perhaps create a board and breakfast. The studio could double as a bunk room or party room, or utilize that space for storage, hobbies or exercise. This plan’s multitude of possibilities, easily places it in the winner’s circle.

Barn Plan 007G-0022007G-0022: This unique garage plan just about covers it all, literally. The main level offers a two-car garage, three horse stalls, and a long, covered porch suitable for visiting, grilling, musing, or napping. The end stall also has an overhead door making it useful for storing tack or lawn equipment if you prefer. Interior stairs lead to a three-bedroom apartment with two full baths. Additionally, you’ll find an efficient kitchen, a place to play, and numerous storage spaces. It’s all wrapped up in an attractive exterior and topped with gambrel roof and cupola.  This design makes a welcome addition to any farm, ranch or homestead.

Barn Plan 066B-0003066B-0003: Here is a perfect companion to a log home. This rustic horse barn plan includes four stalls that open to both the center aisle of the barn and to the outside to store the new holland machinery. A tack room and feed room provide storage for your animal’s necessities. Room for the tractor is an added convenience. The 12’ alley down the center of the barn makes it easy to enter or exit through the doors on each end. Interior stairs lend access to the storage loft. Doors on each end of the offer options for loading and unloading bales of hay or straw. Add function and beauty to your homestead with this functional and practical barn plan.

For more plans like these, be sure to browse our entire collection of barn plans.

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