Garage Apartment Plans
About Garage Apartment Plans & Garage Apartment Designs...
Detached garage plans designed to include finished living quarters are called Garage Apartment plans. Typically, the garage portion offers parking for one or more vehicles on the main floor with the living quarters positioned above the garage. The living space is often designed for efficient and practical living offering modest accommodations. In most cases, the floor plan features an open arrangement combining the kitchen, dining area and main gathering space. Additionally, most garage apartment plans offer one or two bedrooms and baths. Studio apartments are simpler versions that do not have walls separating the sleeping area and the gathering space. A variety or architectural styles, such as Traditional, Craftsman or European, mixed with various rooflines and door combinations give each garage apartment plan its own special look. Garage Plans with Flex Space and Garage Loft plans are closely related to these designs.
Garage apartments are the modern version of yesteryear’s carriage houses. They offer an ideal alternative to an in-law suite or guest house. Additionally, they can deliver much needed space for a home office, hobby room or music studio. Designed with the basic comforts of home, garage apartments are sometimes built as living quarters for the nanny, groundskeeper, or maid on large estates. Other times, they are built as fishing cabins or vacation homes. These designs range in size, offer various parking bay depths, and may include a multitude of special features such as a drive-thru bay or a laundry closet. The garage portion can offer anything from enough room to park the family cars to a bay deep enough for boat storage or enough extra space to store hunting and fishing gear, the lawn mower or recycling bins. Some even include a workshop or workbench. Some garage apartment designs feature the garage and living areas all on one level. This type of layout positions the living spaces on one side of the structure and the garage on the other. These one-level designs are especially appealing to families with aging loved ones in their care. They allow the older family member to live independently, yet still be near to someone should they need a little assistance. Designed to accommodate a variety of needs, Garage Apartment plans are an ideal solution to your extra parking and additional living space needs.