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Jul 04 2012

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Featured 1 ½-Car Garage Plan – The Garage Plan Shop

Garage Plan 006G-0011A steep roofline and front facing gable combine with a brick façade giving this 1 ½-car garage plan plenty of street appeal and a look that is sure to blend with many different home styles. A 10’x8’ overhead garage door opens to 424 square feet of usable parking and storage space neatly accommodating one automobile with plenty of room left over for storage shelves, the lawn mower or even a workbench and cabinets. You’ll appreciate the handy service door for easy entry and the utility sink making light work of a variety of outdoor clean-ups. Add storage or parking and functionality to your home with this charming detached garage plan. For further information about this design, please visit our web page.


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Jul 07 2011

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The Garage Plan Shop – What Can a Small or 1-Car Garage Plan Do for You?

1 Car Garage Plan 006G-0004Have you ever found yourself wishing for or dreaming of a detached garage to protect your cars from harsh elements or store extra stuff? Do you worry about the cost of build a garage or the lack of space in your backyard? If you answered “yes” to one or both of these questions, building a one-car garage plan from The Garage Plan Shop may be the solution you are looking for. Single-car garages are versatile enough to serve a variety of needs and they are generally simple in design making them an economical build.


Small and 1-car garage plans are just that, small enough to store one car inside. In most cases, their compact sizes allow them to fit in the most modest of backyards solving the issue of a small space or tiny backyard. Furthermore, most are quite basic in design foregoing all the stylish exterior elements and special features that drive up building costs. Generally, even those with a minimal budget can afford to build a one-car garage plan.


Of course a 1-car garage is just right for providing sheltered parking for one automobile, but do you know what else a 1-car garage can do? Take a look at the list below. You might decide that a single-car design is flexible enough to accommodate your parking needs now and convert to another use in the future. Or, maybe you’ll decide you need a 1-car garage for one of ideas mentioned below. So, what can a small garage or 1-car floor plan do for you?


    • Lawn and garden shed
    • Motorcycle garage
    • Stores smaller motorized items like an ATV or golf cart
    • Storage space of a mechanic’s tools
    • Hobby or craft room
    • Workshop for the family handyman
  • Storage area for basement and attic overflow


Whether you want sheltered parking or a workshop, small garage plans and 1-car garage blueprints can accommodate a broad range of needs.

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Jul 22 2009

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Multi-Purpose Garage Plans: Find Storage with a 1-Car Garage Plan

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Garage Plan 028G-0006Who 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.

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