The Gambrel style garage plans in this collection vary in size from 1 car garage to 6 car garage. We have several barn style designs that are available with work shops, apartment over garage, studio apartments, and with large lofts. If you are building or want to build a gambrel roof style garage this collection offers quality plans by recognized designers.
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Whether you need extra space to store your vehicles or an additional living area for guests, consider building a barn garage. At COOL House Plans, we offer various barn building plans to help you find the most suitable unit for your lifestyle. You can use our search engine’s filters to find a blueprint with your desired square footage, garage bays and design aesthetic. Use this guide to discover how a barn garage can add value to your property.
A barn garage is a structure where you can store your vehicles. It often has a level above it for additional storage or living space. Here are some of the standard features of a barn garage.
Here are some of the ways a barn garage can add value to your property and lifestyle.
Since a barn garage is easy to construct, you could set it up on your property in a matter of weeks. Unless you want to create an all-new custom design, most contractors have a prefabricated kit that they construct on-site when you’re ready to use it. If you have enough experience, you may even be able to build it without hiring a contractor. A barn garage usually goes on a slab foundation instead of a basement or crawlspace, saving you time and money on the construction.
Like a regular garage, a barn garage is a safe place to store your vehicle. You can protect your property from harsh weather conditions, vandalism, theft and accidents. Parking your car in a detached garage with a stable roof protects it from rain, snow and other falling debris, so you won’t have to clean your vehicle as often. Since it’s in a protected enclosure with a lock, you’re also less likely to have someone try to steal or damage your car.
You could use the additional storage in your garage to create an accessory dwelling unit to host a family member or rent out for extra income each month. The apartment can go on top of your garage, but if you don’t need to hold that many vehicles, you could also make a living space out of the lower level with plumbing and electricity. Explore our building plans to find a property that has enough space for you to make an apartment.
A barn-style garage gives you space to work on your personal and professional hobbies. Here are some ways you can take advantage of your property’s spacious square footage.
After spending thousands of dollars on your new property, the durable building materials you use should last as long as possible. Most barn garages are metal, which can withstand most harsh weather conditions, including wind, excess moisture and even fire. Besides cleaning debris from the siding, this structure doesn’t require much maintenance to keep it in excellent condition. When you use high-quality materials on your new property, it can last several decades before you need to repair or replace it.
Even though you might have only seen traditional red wooden barns, we offer various other styles to complement your home’s design aesthetic. Here are some of the barn plans we offer.
If you’re considering building a barn garage on your property, here are three specific examples of barn garage plans to help inspire your design.
This contemporary farmhouse-style garage features 1,901 square feet, including a living area on the second level with two bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Once you park in the two-car garage, you’ll notice the necessary utilities for making this space functional â€” the water heater, furnace and washer/dryer. There’s also an exit door to a covered area in the backyard. To get into the central part of the house, you walk through the right side.
Besides the garage area, there’s also an office, storage space and bathroom on the lower level. Walk up the stairs to access the rest of the living space. The master suite is at the top of the stairs, with a bathroom and a spacious closet. The second bedroom is across the hall, and it has a guest bathroom. The great room, kitchen and dining area are on the property’s left side, with a pantry for storing food. A balcony in the great room overlooks the covered deck.
This simple garage plan is a humble 431 square feet, and it has a second floor with plenty of space to make an apartment as needed. The lower level contains a two-car garage and two rooms for designated storage. When you walk up the stairs, you have 264 square feet for a kitchen, bathroom and linen closet. You could also turn the whole place into an office or a playroom, depending on your family’s needs. If you convert it into an apartment, ensure it has electricity and plumbing.
This country farmhouse garage measures 591 square feet with a 106-square-foot bonus area. There’s enough space for two vehicles, but it features a single two-car garage door instead of two one-car garage doors. There’s only one level to this plan, making it easier to maintain. You can park in your two-car garage and work in your shop that comes with a built-in workbench. If you’re going in from the outside, you can enter through the covered porch into the entry door.
If you’re still unsure whether you should build a barn garage on your property, here are the answers to some of the questions you may have.
Are barn garages cheaper than regular garages? They can be less expensive than standard ones because they are often easy to build on your own. However, if you want a completely custom design, you may end up paying more money. A barn construction’s price depends on several factors.
Barn garages traditionally have wood or stone siding, but modern designs feature metal. This durable material can withstand harsh weather conditions and temperature changes. You could even paint or stain it to look like natural wood and other visually appealing elements. Even though barn garages with wood and stone siding aren’t as prevalent anymore, you may want to consider them if you have wood or stone siding on your primary residence. Besides the metal siding, the framing contains high-quality, waterproof lumber.
When you’re ready to build a barn garage onto your property for more storage and recreational space, check out our barn garage building plans. At COOL House Plans, we have a wide selection of unique barn style garages to help you find the best one for your lifestyle. We can also modify any design you see that doesn’t match your specific preferences. Please browse through our blueprints and order one to get started on your new construction today.