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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Electric garage heaters - Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Portable vs. permanent, convection type vs. radiant type.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.