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Need a Bigger Garage?
Need a Bigger Garage?   In most instances the home plans found on www.theplancollection.com,  or any other home plan site, have garages that could, or should be made deeper.  With the size of vehicles these days, we know how valuable garage space is.  If you are looking at a house plan that has a garage designed at 21 feet and you want it more like 25 feet; don’t be afraid of ordering the plan.  It is easy to ‘Redline’ an additional four feet or more. Your builder will know how to do it, because he probably gets asked to redline plans on a regular basis.  Even if you don’t have a big truck or car, I would add the extra length just to get more out of your home when you se Read more
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Published On : 07-22-2004
Author : Steve Donegan
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Garages can have character too.
  Garages can have character too. This particular garage was designed to match a craftsman style home that I recently had the opportunity to work on. This garage will be finished with board and batten siding and shakes and then painted to match the home. This is a great garage plan with two bays for cars and an insulated work shop on the side. Plus, a loft above that could be converted to an apartment if needed. I just liked the little additions to this garage that gave it some character like the grid pattern in the windows, the shed dormer up above, and the roof sections above the garage doors to break up the large gable that garages often have. Carraige garage doors also dressed up the front to give it a much nicer look. Its Read more
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Published On : 09-20-2005
Author : Steve Donegan
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Garage Plans -- A Great Investment!
Garage Plans Garages are good. Period. Garages can be used for just about anything -- they provide you with a great place to dump all your junk; they keep your car(s) out of the elements; and they can make a great workshop or laundry room. Your garage can be as organized or as cluttered as you want. You can really tell a lot about a person by his or her garage. Sadly, many older (and newer) homes don't have garages, but this isn't a reason to mourn! If you have the room, you can always build a detached or "stand-alone" garage, but you should definitely find a garage plan that will match the style of your existing home. We at The Plan Collection have recently added over 30 new garage plans. We have plain and simple stand Read more
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Published On : 05-29-2009
Author : Steve Donegan
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