This Garage Plans blog page will keep you up to date with all the newest pages and updates that I will be adding to the website. As time goes by, I will be creating new pages on various different topics that will be of interest to anyone who is planning a garage, or even thinking about building one. Some of the pages will be geared towards folks that already have a garage but need to make improvements or do repairs.
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Here are the most recent additions or updates to the Garage Plans Etc. website:
If you want to build a pole barn, there are tons of free pole barn plans online. Here is a guide to free pole building plans that could be used for a garage.
Continue reading "Free Pole Barn Plans | Directory of Free Pole Building Plans"
Wood garage kits - A quicker and easier way to build a garage. Here we take a look at the 6 basic types of wooden garage kits, with a quick summary of each.
Continue reading "Wood Garage Kits Save Time | Types of Wooden Garage Kits"
Wooden garage doors do require periodic maintenance, but most people prefer the way they look. Learn the pros and cons of having a wood garage door.
Continue reading "Wooden Garage Doors, Know The Pros and Cons Before You Buy"
Vinyl log siding is an option for folks who want the log style look without the hassles of real wood. Vinyl log cabin siding does have some drawbacks though.
Continue reading "Vinyl Log Siding | Pros and Cons of Log Vinyl Siding"
Steel log siding has a number of advantages over real wood logs or vinyl log siding, but it has a few drawbacks too. Learn about the pros and cons here.
Continue reading "Steel Log Siding, A Low Maintenance Alternative"
A light frame steel garage kit is a quick and easy way for a DIYer to build a garage. Learn about the two different types of light frame metal garage kits.
Continue reading "Steel Garage Kit - Save Time With A Light Frame Metal Garage Kit"
Steel arch building kits are quick and easy to assemble. They offer a lot of advantages for a garage, workshop or barn, but they aren't without drawbacks.
Continue reading "Steel Arch Building Kits - Pros and Cons of Metal Arch Buildings"
RV Shelters - An RV is a major investment, and it should be protected when not in use. What is the best type of shelter for your motorhome or travel trailer?
Continue reading "RV Shelters - Advantages of RV Ports, RV Garages, And RV Sheds"
RV garage plans come in lots of sizes, and not all RV garages are big enough for the largest campers or motorhomes. Don't pick a design that is too small.
Continue reading "RV Garage Plans | Guide to RV Garages And Motorhome Garage Designs"
A radiant floor heating system is the ideal way to heat a building with a concrete floor. Radiant floor heat is clean, quiet, efficient, and comfortable.
Continue reading "Radiant Floor Heating System, The Advantages Of In Floor Radiant Heat"
Prefabricated garage kits are quick and easy to construct, but there are also some limitations. See if a prefab garage kit is the best choice for your needs.
Continue reading "Prefabricated Garage Kits | Prefab Garage Kit Pros And Cons"
Choosing a prefab garage kit can be tricky, because there are so many different types. Learn here about the 7 basic designs for a prefabricated garage kit.
Continue reading "Prefab Garage Kit Types | Choosing A Prefabricated Garage Kit"
Pre built garages are quick, easy, and have a lot of advantages, but are not always the best option. Learn here about the limitations of modular garages.
Continue reading "Pre Built Garages | Limitations and Disadvantages of Modular Garages"
Building a pole barn is a big project, and tons of pole building plans are out there. Find out what you need to know to choose the best pole building design.
Continue reading "Pole Building Plans, Decisions To Make Before Building A Pole Barn"
Pole barn kits are one of the quickest, easiest, and most affordable ways to build a garage or workshop. Here is a look at the basic design options.
Continue reading "Pole Barn Kits | The Basics of Pole Building Kit Design"
One car garage plans are less forgiving than larger designs if you build too small. Here is how to pick single car garage plans that will suit your needs.
Continue reading "One Car Garage Plans - Choosing The Best Single Car Garage Plans"
Modular garages are quick and easy to set up. Pre built garages come in many different styles - Here is a look at the types and sizes that are available.
Continue reading "Modular Garages - Exploring Options In Pre Built Garages"
Metal garage kits have several advantages over stick-built wooden garages. Here are the pros and cons of each of the four types of metal garage buildings.
Continue reading "Metal Garage Kits - Four Basic Types Of Metal Garage Buildings"
Garage workshop plans that are too small will create frustration, but building bigger than you need to will cost you money. Here's how to find the balance.
Continue reading "Garage Workshop Plans - Choosing The Right Size Garage Floor Plan"
Electric garage heaters - Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Portable vs. permanent, convection type vs. radiant type.
Continue reading "Types of Electric Garage Heaters - Pros and Cons"
There are dozens of garage door manufacturers in the US. Comparing the specs on each of their models can be tedious, but these buyers guides make it easier
Continue reading "Garage Door Manufacturers | Buyers Guides With Specs"
Picking the right garage building plans - How to make sure you choose the best garage floorplans for your individual needs, for now and in the future.
Continue reading "Garage Building Plans, The Most Important Decision In Building A Garage"
Garage building kits come in several different styles. Here is a quick summary of the types of prefab garage kits, with links to more info on each design.
Continue reading "Garage Building Kits - Types Of Prefab Garage Kits"
There are tons of websites that sell garage blueprints. Here is a directory of the sites with the largest selection of garage designs and garage plans.
Continue reading "Garage Blueprints Directory | Resources for Garage Designs"
A comprehensive guide to the best free garage plans on the web. Ten different sources where you can get useable garage blueprints at no cost.
Continue reading "Free Garage Plans Directory, Sources For Free Garage Blueprints"
Fiberglass garage doors have some advantages over their more popular rivals, but they have some drawbacks too. They are a great choice in certain situations.
Continue reading "Fiberglass Garage Doors, An Interesting Alternative"
Electric radiant floor heat is clean, silent, and more comfortable and efficient than forced air, but it is not always the ideal choice for in floor heating.
Continue reading "Electric Radiant Floor Heat | Pros and Cons of Electric In Floor Heating"
This detached garage plans package includes garage shop plans and garage loft plans, for 1 to 4 cars. Here is a review with details on what comes in the bundle.
Continue reading "Detached Garage Plans - Package of 58 Garage Shop Plans, Garage Loft Plans"
Carriage style garage doors are quite popular today, and the available options make it easy to find a unique door that sets your home apart from the crowd.
Continue reading "Carriage Style Garage Doors, Almost Endless Possibilities"
Carriage garage doors are quite popular today, but many are impostors! Learn here about the differences between a real carriage house garage door and a fake.
Continue reading "Carriage Garage Doors, How A Real Carriage House Door is Different"