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Dec 27 2012

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Special Promotion: Save $30.00 on your Garage Plan Purchase on New Year’s Day

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BlueprintsThe Garage Plan Shop wants to help you kick off the New Year and your 2013 garage building project with terrific savings! We are offering a special promotion for the purchase of garage plans, shed plans or outbuilding plans on January 1st, 2013. This deal is available to our Facebook friends, Twitter followers and blog readers. Simply order your garage plans on January 1st 2013 between 12:00am CST and 11:59pm CST and enter the promotion code below to receive $30.00 OFF your initial order for garage blueprints.

Receive $30.00 off your initial garage plan order using this promotion code: NYG13

This promotion code is not valid with any other promotion codes. It is not valid for blueprint package upgrades. Valid on January 1st, 2013, only.

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Sep 21 2011

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What is Included in a Garage Plan? – The Garage Plan Shop

showimageAre you considering purchasing a garage plan from The Garage Plan Shop? Often our customers want to know what is included in our garage blueprints before they purchase plans. Below is a listing of the elements typically included in the pre-drawn garage plans we published:


  1. Cover sheet
  2. Foundation Plan
  3. Floor Plan(s)
  4. Exterior Elevations
  5. Interior Elevations
  6. Sections
  7. Details 
  8. Simple Plumbing
  9. Basic Electric


For a detailed description of each element listed here plan review our FAQs.


Note: Not all stock garage plans incorporate every element listed here. Blueprint pages vary by designer.

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Jul 28 2010

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Do Pre-Drawn Garage Plans Include an Electrical Layout?

Electrical WiringIt is common for potential garage owners to ask questions about the detached garage plans they are considering before purchasing them. Frequently, future garage owners and builders ask if pre-drawn garage plans, like those found at The Garage Plan Shop, include an electrical layout in the blueprints. In most cases, but not all, the construction drawings will include a simple electrical plan. It can often be found on the floor plan page(s) in the blueprints or on a separate sheet contained within the construction drawings.

According to sites like, In most instances, blueprints that do include a simple electrical plan will display suggested locations for fixtures, outlets and switches. However, a detailed wiring schematic showing exactly where to run the wiring will not be included in the simple electrical layout.

Because the electrical work in the new garage must meet local building and electrical codes, a qualified electrician will determine how and where to run the wiring in order to meet electrical codes and pass building inspections for the area where the garage is being built. Also, it is the job of an electrician to install the fixtures, outlets, switches and the electrical box in the proper locations as designated by the electrical codes in place for the municipality, city, county or township where the detached garage is being constructed. For electrical options and guidance visit Aardvark Electric`s official website.


For more information about what is included in a set of pre-drawn garage plans, please review The Garage Plan Shop’s FAQs.

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Apr 27 2009

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Can I Change my Garage Blueprints?

I spent quite a bit of time searching online for the right garage plan. I found one that I really like in an architectural style that matches my house. My lot050G-0006 accommodates the width perfectly, but I’d like it to be a bit deeper to accommodate my boat and give me room to add a bath. (I spend most of my time outside doing dirty jobs, like yard work, gardening and working on my favorite old car. The last thing I want to do is walk into my new home with dirty hands and feet when it isn’t necessary.) After checking with my builder, I learned that desired modifications are fairly easy to make, but he informed me the city building department will not issue building permits if the changes are not drawn on my garage blueprints. I verified this with the building department, and yes indeed, I will have to make modifications to floor plans before I submit them to the city for approval.


I didn’t really know what my next step would be, so I contacted The Garage Plan Shop for advice. I 050G-0006 Floor Planwas happy to discover I have a couple of choices regarding the modifications I want to make, and either choice seems fairly easy to work with. The customer service representative to me I can submit a modification request form detailing my changes to their customizing department to receive a free quote for the modifications. If I am happy with the quote and the estimated time frame works with my schedule, they will handle everything. A designer will even send me a sketch of my desired changes for my approval before the plans are modified. My second option is to purchase a reproducible master or CAD file of the garage plan and work with a local residential designer, an architect or my builder (if he is qualified) to make the changes to the plans. Either way, making changes to the design I have selected will be simple and easy.


I am happy to know that I will be able to change my blueprints to suit my needs hassle free.

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