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When proximity and independence are equally important - as is often the case with elderly relatives or college-age children - a fully self-sufficient garage apartment may be the perfect solution. Complete with a compact kitchen, bathroom, dining/living space and at least one separate bedroom, traditional garage apartment designs can offer just the right balance of autonomy and supervision. At TheGaragePlanShop.com, you'll find dozens of unique garage apartment designs to choose from in a variety of sizes and styles. A wide range of options for exterior finishes, rooflines and architectural designs ensures that you'll be as pleased with the exterior as your tenant(s) are with the interior.
For many homeowners, the prospect of undertaking full-fledged carriage house plans seems like a risky proposition. On one hand traditional garage apartment plans complete with divided rooms can always be used as a guest suite or rental unit should circumstances with elderly relatives or college-age children change in the future. However, the construction of a completely self-sufficient apartment is a time consuming and expensive project to undertake for a space that may not always need to function as living quarters. For just this reason, many find garage plans with loft space an ideal middle-ground solution.
As opposed to traditional garage apartment designs, garage plans with loft space typically feature a broad unfinished area on the second floor that is often used as a storage area. Many people use garage plans with loft space as storage for attic or basement overflow, but some of the larger lofts can be finished as a hobby room, office or exercise area for those who choose to go the extra mile. Not only does the versatility of a loft help homeowners rationalize the upfront cost of building a new garage, but loft designs also tend to have good resale value should a move become necessary or desired in the future.
For more information on our garage plans with loft space or garage apartment designs, please browse through the plans in our online portfolio or contact us.