Garage apartment plans (sometimes called "garage apartment house plans" or "carriage house plans") add value to a home and allow a homeowner to creatively expand his or her living space. For example, perhaps you want a design that can be built quickly--and then lived in--while the primary house plan is being constructed. Or, maybe you want a place to house an adult child who regularly visits you (or who needs a place to live for a while). A garage with apartment affords you space to entertain these foreseen scenarios, as well as unforeseen possibilities. These are also referred to as carriage house plans, accessory dwelling units, or (in some cases) granny flats.
A garage with apartment can also be beneficial from a financial standpoint. For instance, you may need help paying off your mortgage. If this day comes, renting out the apartment above the garage to a local college student or young professional could cover some (if not all) of your monthly mortgage payment. The extra cool part about renting out a garage with apartment—as opposed to, say, a 1 bedroom guest house—is that you (the homeowner) have the potential to still use part of the space. For example, if you purchase a 2 car garage plan with apartment, your tenant could rent out the apartment and one garage bay--leaving you to continue using the second garage bay for whatever you want.
As you browse the below collection of garage plans with apartment, make sure to consider how the garage with apartment is going to look next to your house. For example, a barn style garage plan might not be the best complement. to an ultra modern home. On the other hand, if you have a farmhouse style home or a Dutch Colonial design, a barn style garage plan might work out perfectly.
Whatever your specific situation and intentions entail, Dream Home Source’s collection of garage apartment plans is sure to please with its large variety of architectural styles, layouts, and sizes. Explore garage apartment floor plans today and find the blueprint that's right for you.