There are endless reasons why a garage/apartment plan would be the perfect addition to your property. If you are planning to build a new home, start with the garage apartment. Before you know it, you will have a comfortable place to live on site when you begin construction on the permanent residence. After moving out, even a basic one bedroom unit will add rental income when used by a single college student. Spreading the word is easy- post an add at the local college or at various businesses if you want to bypass internet advertising. Family and friends will be more than happy to stay in these private quarters while visiting or living for an extended period of time. Are you the arts and crafts type? Set up a studio for painting, pottery or scrap booking. Working from home is made easy with a short walk to the “office.” Property value is immediately increased because buyers will see the building’s potential for so much more than basic storage and a place to park the vehicles.
Garage Apartment Plan 74803 is one of our most popular: The Charleston Carriage House is a 2 car garage with 792 sq. ft. of living quarters above. With siding exterior and decorative details, this plan is reminiscent of a country barn. This design features an eat-in kitchen area, a spacious family room, a bathroom and a bedroom with both a clothes closet and storage closet. Two more closets, as well as an over sized pantry, provide maximum storage in minimum space. Laundry appliances could be positioned in the garage adjacent to the mechanical area. A shady covered porch is perfect for relaxing with friends. We have shown an outdoor fireplace in our rendering to help you plan your recreational space.
Garage Plan 86027 is considered a bonus because it’s not actually an apartment, though it could function as one. The exterior is utterly charming with three dormer windows, stone bases for the columns, cedar shake siding and a lighted cupola. Instead of a bedroom and kitchen, this garage is set for entertaining with a wet bar in the corner and plenty of space for a pool table. A bathroom and closet provide the necessities if you wanted to convert the room for guest quarters. Below, we have parking for three vehicles.
As you browse through our garage apartment plans, imagine what you could do with so much extra living space, and remember that any exterior can be modified to match your existing home. We have various architectural styles from traditional to modern. Click here to see the collection.