We purchased our first home in the Spring of 2008. It was in a subdivision and was practically brand new. We tried to build a life there, but it just wasn’t for us.
But one thing I can say that I miss about that house is the garage.
It is such a nice feature to have. Garages are great for storage and to offer protection for your vehicles.
So even though we traded in our urban lifestyle for a very rural one, I still hope to build a garage of some sort one day. This article is going to be a good jumping off point for those of you that are like me and in the market for a garage.
So here are the plans that will hopefully help you get started—
1. The Small Stand Alone Garage
This garage would be great as a small storage space. Or even simply to park a single car. It is shown with vinyl siding.
But you could choose other options for a more expensive or less expensive option. It would all be based upon your budget. And this would change the look a little but not the functionality of this structure.
2. The Barn Garage
This is an amazing garage. It has room for at least 2 vehicles. And then ample amount of room for storage too. And it also looks like a barn. So theoretically you could use it as a barn to store hay and other feed items. While also parking your vehicles or other farm equipment in it as well.
But I love how fun the outside of this garage looks. It would really stand out on any property. And add a fun touch of character to your home.
3. Large Detached Garage
This is a large detached garage. It has room to park two vehicles and also room to be a great workshop. So I’d say it is safe to assume that you would need quality carpentry skills to be able to construct this garage. But if you have them, this would be an amazing structure to have on your property.
And if you are in the market for a large storage area then this garage would also work well for that also. So give this one a glance because it is certainly multi-purpose.
4. Double Garage With Porch
This garage would cover just about any need you might have. It is a double garage so there is room for 2 cars or storage for other equipment. But there is also a nice amount of room for storage.
And on the side of the garage there is a walkout porch. This would be great to add rocking chairs to and have a sitting area after working outside. But it would also add a nice splash of character to your property as well. And certainly make it appear more welcoming and like home to your guests.
5. From The Ground Up Garage
These garage plans are very thorough. They offer great visuals. And the garage itself is one that I think most would be very satisfied with having. This garage is actually a double which means there is plenty of room to park multiple vehicles or equipment.
But there is also plenty of room to use this structure as storage or even as a workshop. So regardless of what the need for a structure is, this garage could most likely fulfill it.
6. Double Garage
This garage is a basic design of a 2-car garage. This is good because the more simple the design, usually, the easier it is to construct. It also has ample amount of room to store your tools, sentimental items, decorations, or even space for a good sized workshop.
And I personally love a 2-car garage because it provides the right amount of storage for a family. So if you have a family then you’ll certainly enjoy the additional storage space.
7. Single Car Garage
This single car garage is nothing to be sneezed at. It has a beautiful design with a large door so you could fit a larger vehicle in it, if needed.
But this structure could also be used for great storage on top of just a place to park your vehicle or equipment. So if you’ve been needing a place to store your equipment and other belongings as well then this garage could be what you’ve been needing.
8. The Pole-Frame Garage
This garage is one that would add plenty of character to your property. It is beautiful with the unique items added to make it stand out as more than just a garage.
So if you need a two car garage this would be perfect. And it would give you more space than needed for that sole purpose. Which means you’d get additional storage for your property out of this structure as well.
9. Garage With Attached Apartment
This 2-car garage is a beautiful structure to have on your property. It is very functional as it can hold multiple vehicles or equipment. And it also gives lots of room for storage.
But what sends this structure over the top is the fact that you could potentially place a small apartment over the garage. Or you could simply use that space as extra storage. Either way, it is a great space to have.
10. Two Car Garage With Loft
This garage is another beautiful structure that would probably add a great amount of value to your property. But beyond the character factor, this garage offers a lot more.
So if you are needing a place that will offer protection for your vehicles or equipment this building certainly should. And it also offers a great storage loft. I love a storage loft because it is so easy to access your belongings. And more storage is never a bad thing.
11. Detached Single Car Garage
This detached garage is what you would think of when you think of a typical detached garage. So if you are just needing a basic structure to do the job of protecting and storing your belongings then this would probably do the trick.
But though this building is rather basic, don’t let that fool you. It is still a nice looking structure. And one that would be very functional. And functionality trumps pizazz any day of the week in my book.
12. Single Car Garage/ Workshop
This single car garage is another great structure that would be a great addition to any property. Though it only has room for one full-sized vehicle it is still a very functional building. And it also has a side entry door which makes getting in and out of this building convenient. Especially if you decided to use it for a workshop or for additional storage.
So regardless of what you are needing, this garage could probably rise to the occasion. And any garage that is versatile is a winner to most homeowners.
13. The Western Construction Garage
This garage is what many would consider a typical garage. It has space for 2 cars and would be similar to what you would see attached to most houses.
However, this garage is detached. And this is actually a good thing because this means it could be used as a workshop and not worry about dragging dust and other particles directly into the house. And if you are worried about getting wet when walking from the house to your car, remember that you could always build a covered walkway.
14. The Green Garage
I really like the appearance of this garage. It is a typical A-frame detached garage. It would work well with any modern style house. Especially the typical A-frame vinyl sided house. And it is also a 2-car garage which is always an added bonus.
But the amount of storage that could be had from this one garage is amazing. You should have no problem storing your vehicles, equipment, décor, and even finding a small space for a workspace.
15. The Double Garage Plans
This site is great for someone that isn’t quite sure what they are looking for in a garage. They just know that they want a garage. The site is filled with tons of free plans for double garages.
And a lot of people really love the idea of a double garage. I know when we first began home shopping (prior to our homestead) we wanted a two-car garage. And they are nice to have. So check this site out and see if you can find your future garage.
16. The DIY Garage Building Video
This video is very in depth. There are actually 7 parts to it. But it is very detailed and gives you a great visual as to how you would construct a garage all on your own. And if you are wanting to take on this project yourself then this might be an invaluable asset to your project.
But beyond the video, this garage is awesome. It is really large and would have room for just about anything you would need to store. I could envision vehicles, ATV’s, a workshop, and lots of my home décor items all fitting in there rather easily. So check it out.
17. The Shell Garage
This garage might not be for everyone but it is certainly for those that want a garage on a budget. Basically what this shell of a garage is, is a garage with no floor. This helps cut quite a bit of the cost in building it.
So if you are in need of a garage but don’t have a lot of money then consider this option. It could still be used as a great protector your vehicles and other items. And would certainly make a great work space as well. The only thing I wouldn’t be certain about would be the storage of personal items. But that could be worked around if this project could be done on a budget that works for you.
18. The Pallet Garage
This garage is not your traditional garage. But let’s say you are on a super tight budget and really need a place to store farm equipment or ATV’s. We call those 4-wheelers around my neck of the woods.
And you really need your investments protected, but you just don’t have the funds to build some of these other options. Well, don’t give up hope. This video shows you how to build a pretty decent structure that will do what you need it to do for basically no money. And honestly, if you have the materials on hand it could actually be built for free.
So if you are in the market for garage plans, those are the 17 free options that we’ve come across. Hopefully, it will help you develop a clear idea of what you could build for your home that fits within your budget.
And don’t forget how great garages are at providing storage and protection for your personal items and investments.
But I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you think is most important to have in a garage…functionality, appearance, space, etc.? And what is your favorite style of garage?