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This is a fascinating, luxurious European-style house geared toward the car-loving enthusiast. If cars are your thing, its spacious garage...

Today, house plans with a big garage — including space for three, four, or even five cars — are more popular than ever before. Often overlooked by many homeowners, oversized garages offer significant benefits in terms of protecting your cars and storing your clutter while also adding value to the selling price of your home.

For many families, it is not uncommon to find a car parked outside while a garage bay is full of lawn and garden equipment, bikes, and other recreational toys. Yet leaving a $20,000+ car outside exposed to bad weather may not be the best choice...
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Today, house plans with a big garage — including space for three, four, or even five cars — are more popular than ever before. Often overlooked by many homeowners, oversized garages offer significant benefits in terms of protecting your cars and storing your clutter while also adding value to the selling price of your home.

For many families, it is not uncommon to find a car parked outside while a garage bay is full of lawn and garden equipment, bikes, and other recreational toys. Yet leaving a $20,000+ car outside exposed to bad weather may not be the best choice either. A 3-car garage house plan allows homeowners to keep two cars inside while also having a bay for all the other stuff.

Popularity of Big Garage House Plans

Perhaps you like tinkering on cars? Gardening? A big garage with a workshop or extra storage space might be just what you need. Many find the extra space to be a haven for these types of activities. And of course, there are those who are avid auto collectors who find a 5+ car garage to be more up their alley!

Some even use a garage plan to add extra living space to their home by adding a garage apartment

While 2-car garages have been common for years, homes built with 3-or-more car garages have doubled in the past 25 years according to U.S. Census data. This trend does vary somewhat by region. 

  • In the Midwest and Rocky Mountain region, it is more common to find homes with 3-or-more car bays. This is primarily due to winter weather. Who wants to shovel snow or scrape ice off of a car? 

  • The trend toward home plans with large garages is also strong in Texas given the popularity of SUVs, pick-up trucks, and recreational toys. 

  • The trend is least common in the Northeast where small lot sizes effectively create limitations on the size.

Check out our collection of plans with 3, 4, and 5+ car garages available in many different architectural styles. Keep in mind many of our homes with a 2-car bays can be modified to have a much larger space.

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Home Plans with Oversized Garage

House plan with a big, 3 plus car garage

Today, house plans with a big garage — including space for three, four, or even five cars — are more popular than ever before. Often overlooked by many homeowners, oversized garages offer significant benefits in terms of protecting your cars and storing your clutter while also adding value to the selling price of your home.

For many families, it is not uncommon to find a car parked outside while a garage bay is full of lawn and garden equipment, bikes, and other recreational toys. Yet leaving a $20,000+ car outside exposed to bad weather may not be the best choice either. A 3-car garage house plan allows homeowners to keep two cars inside while also having a bay for all the other stuff.

Popularity of Big Garage House Plans

Perhaps you like tinkering on cars? Gardening? A big garage with a workshop or extra storage space might be just what you need. Many find the extra space to be a haven for these types of activities. And of course, there are those who are avid auto collectors who find a 5+ car garage to be more up their alley!

Some even use a garage plan to add extra living space to their home by adding a garage apartment

While 2-car garages have been common for years, homes built with 3-or-more car garages have doubled in the past 25 years according to U.S. Census data. This trend does vary somewhat by region. 

  • In the Midwest and Rocky Mountain region, it is more common to find homes with 3-or-more car bays. This is primarily due to winter weather. Who wants to shovel snow or scrape ice off of a car? 

  • The trend toward home plans with large garages is also strong in Texas given the popularity of SUVs, pick-up trucks, and recreational toys. 

  • The trend is least common in the Northeast where small lot sizes effectively create limitations on the size.

Check out our collection of plans with 3, 4, and 5+ car garages available in many different architectural styles. Keep in mind many of our homes with a 2-car bays can be modified to have a much larger space.

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A Barrage of Garages – Design Guidelines for Your Car’s Next Home


TPC author Tim Bakke
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Tips for Designing the Ideal Garage for You   You want to build a new house. As you pore over house plans for your dream home, don’t forget about where you will put the family car—or more likely, cars. Of course, you will want something that complements the design of your house, but there are other considerations, some of which may be influenced by the size, shape, and slope of your building lot. How will you enter the garage? How big should it be? Will you want extra storage space? Do you want an attached or detached gar


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