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The Best Garage Apartment Plans

June 13, 2022
The Best Garage Apartment Plans

By Courtney Pittman

Looking to add a smart addition to your property? Check out these garage apartment plans. They hit the sweet spot with versatile spaces, relaxed layouts, and lots of storage. See twelve of our favorites below.

Want more inspo? Take a look at our garage apartment plans collection here.

Spacious Balcony Spacious Balcony Spacious Balcony 932-628 - Front Exterior

Spacious Balcony Spacious Balcony 932-628 - Main Floor Plan

Spacious Balcony Spacious Balcony 932-628 - Upper Floor Plan

Here’s a garage apartment plan with an efficient layout. You’ll find a two-car garage and a bathroom with a shower on the main floor. Upstairs, the open kitchen impresses with a small island that overlooks the living room. Tucked away to the back, the bedroom gives you room for storage with a walk-in closet.

Other features include another bathroom with a shower, room for a stacked washer/dryer, and a spacious balcony (check out these balcony decor ideas from House Beautiful).

Garage Apartment Plan with Barndominium Style Garage Apartment Plan with Barndominium Style Garage Apartment Plan with Barndominium Style 1070-121 - Front Exterior

Garage Apartment Plan with Barndominium Style Garage Apartment Plan with Barndominium Style 1070-121 - Main Floor Plan

This garage apartment plan shows off barndominium style with a gable roof, board-and-batten siding, and metal awnings. Inside, you’ll have plenty of room for storage in the three-car garage. The island kitchen flows easily into the living room and enjoys access to the patio.

A bedroom and a full bath sit near the back of the plan. Don’t miss the covered patio near the garage.

Small and Simple Workshop Small and Simple Workshop Small and Simple Workshop932-648 - Front Exterior

Small and Simple Workshop Small and Simple Workshop932-648 - Main Floor Plan

Small and Simple Workshop Small and Simple Workshop 932-648 - Upper Floor Plan

It's not a garage, but we're including it here for its versatility. Need a workshop? You’re in luck. This plan gives you a generous workshop area and a covered porch on the first level. Upstairs, a vaulted loft impresses with a kitchenette and a full bath. Nearby, a balcony extends the space and gives you indoor/outdoor living.

Farmhouse Vibes Farmhouse Vibes Farmhouse Vibes 430-237 - Front Exterior

Farmhouse Vibes Farmhouse Vibes 430-237 - Main Floor Plan

Farmhouse Vibes Farmhouse Vibes 430-237 - Upper Floor Plan

There’s no shortage of curb appeal with this farmhouse-inspired garage plan. The first floor can hold up to three cars and even gives you room for storage. A full kitchen, living room, bedroom, and a bath complete the second level. Oh, and there’s attic storage as well!

Craftsman Curb Appeal Craftsman Curb Appeal Craftsman Curb Appeal 124-1222 - Front Exterior

Craftsman Curb Appeal Craftsman Curb Appeal 124-1222 - Main Floor Plan

Craftsman Curb Appeal Craftsman Curb Appeal 124-1222 - Upper Floor Plan

This garage apartment plan grabs your attention with a Craftsman exterior. The main level offers a two-car garage and a cute porch. On the second level, a roomy loft opens to the kitchenette and dining area (explore these cool small kitchen ideas from Apartment Therapy). A full bath sits nearby.

Contemporary Comfort Contemporary Comfort Contemporary Comfort 932-647 - Front Exterior

Contemporary Comfort Contemporary Comfort 932-647 - Main Floor Plan

Contemporary Comfort Contemporary Comfort 932-647 - Upper Floor Plan

Here’s a contemporary garage apartment plan that wastes no space. The bottom floor hosts a small porch and a one-car garage. An open living space (with a kitchenette) and a full bath rest upstairs. Other highlights include a nice balcony and lots of windows.

Easy Flow Easy Flow Easy Flow 47-1081 - Front Exterior

Easy Flow Easy Flow 47-1081 - Main Floor Plan

Easy Flow Easy Flow 47-1081 - Upper Floor Plan

Two dormer windows add style to the exterior of this garage apartment plan. Inside, the upstairs apartment includes a living room and a kitchen and dining area. A bedroom and a full bath rest on the left side of the plan. Two cars can be stored on the first floor.

Two-Car Garage with Workshop Two-Car Garage with Workshop Two-Car Garage with Workshop 1070-120 - Front Exterior

Two-Car Garage with Workshop Two-Car Garage with Workshop 1070-120 - Main Floor Plan

This sweet plan sports a barndominium-style exterior. We love the gable roof and the stylish garage doors. The living space boasts an open floor plan, one bedroom (with a walk-in closet), and a full bath. The kitchen island is a nice touch.

Studio Space Studio Space Studio Space 1070-138 - Front Exterior

Studio Space Studio Space 1070-138 - Main Floor Plan

Studio Space Studio Space 1070-138 - Upper Floor Plan

Just 24 feet wide, this cute garage plan is equipped for a narrow lot. The entry level functions as the two-car garage. A studio space with a bathroom (including a shower) waits upstairs.

Charming Garage Plan with Living Space Charming Garage Plan with Living Space Charming Garage Plan with Living Space 1060-133 - Front Exterior

Charming Garage Plan with Living Space Charming Garage Plan with Living Space 1060-133 - Main Floor Plan

Charming Garage Plan with Living Space Charming Garage Plan with Living Space 1060-133 - Upper Floor Plan

This garage apartment plan offers special details in a modest footprint. Stone siding and a gable roof create charming curb appeal. A two-car garage and a half bath sit on the first level.

The second floor gives you a spacious two-bedroom apartment. Storage is made easy with two generous walk-in closets.

Upscale Touches Upscale Touches Upscale Touches 410-3611 - Front Exterior

Upscale Touches Upscale Touches 410-3611 - Main Floor Plan

Upscale Touches Upscale Touches 410-3611 - Upper Floor Plan

Looking for a garage apartment plan with cute curb appeal? Here you go! We love the open floor plan on the second level. A walk-in closet and big shower are upscale touches.

Efficient Kitchenette Efficient Kitchenette Efficient Kitchenette 47-1083 - Front Exterior

Efficient Kitchenette Efficient Kitchenette 47-1083 - Main Floor Plan

Efficient Kitchenette Efficient Kitchenette 47-1083 - Upper Floor Plan

Check out this Craftsman-style garage plan. The simple layout features an efficient kitchenette that opens to the living room with ease. Downstairs, the two-car garage shares space with a laundry room and a half bath.

Note the spacious bedroom, which includes a walk-in closet.

Explore more garage apartment plans here.

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