Custom garage plans designed with loft storage, apartment space and/or carports
Vance Hester Designs has been designing custom garage plans since 1971. These plans are designed to fit your needs so it fits perfectly on your property and blends with your existing home construction style.
We also design loft storage plan designs as well as apartment style plans utilizing stick framing construction that can easily be converted to habitable space at some future time without major modifications.
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Add the front gable with board and batting siding and you have a beautiful exterior garage anyone would be happy with.
This plan meets the 15' center roof height requirement and 21' 3" ridge height for some area's, and can be reduced to 20' wide to meet the 14' center roof requirement.
We took the same 801 garage plan and lowered it so it would meet the 15' garage roof height that is required in a great many subdivisions. We can do it with a slab floor plan or with a stem wall foundation.
The 801 series is the most ask for loft storage garage plan we have designed yet. It is a stick built plan with a second loft floor designed to have a normal home floor load. It can be adapted to many different appearances and formats with window styles and door styles, even overhang style.
We used the same plan and lowered the walls and roof to be able to offer a garage plan that would meet the plan restrictions for some residential subdivisions and city requirements for detached garage plans as shown below and still offer a loft storage area that could be converted into an upstairs livable plan or even a loft design plan
The 803 frame plan design offers the best of all worlds with the added carport for that garden tractor or other equipment you might need. It offers a side entry door which is covered from rain or snow and even has a roll up door on the side covered for workshop space when you might need to run a table saw or any other equipment that needs to be protected. That carport roof could even wrap around the back for that unsightly storage material.
The 803-17 plan has the same side carport but with a 9'x8' side entry door for yard equipmeent and such with Loft storage area above the main garage for future expansion if needed.
Again this is a likeness of the 801 series plan but with exterior stairs up to the loft storage and can be used for a hide a way. Or just an apartment plan that could be used as a rental property. You could kick the left side out and enlarge the plan quite a bit similar to the 806 series.
The same 801 series in yet a different version and turned 90 degrees giving quite a loft storage area or garage apartment plan possibilities.
In the image plan above it shows a flat ridge on top which is caused due to the plan being wider than it is deep. The same can be achieved with a square roof plan such as 24x24. It can be designed using irregular hips and can even have the same overhang as the front roof plain, whatever that might be.
We can draw these custom storage shed and open shelter plans with Standard Gable Roof or Hip Roof and almost any size you need. The shelter plans can certainly be used for auto and equipment shelters also.