These days, depending on the city or suburb you live in, you need a car to get pretty much everywhere. Even if public transportation is efficient and effective where you live, you’ll find that having a car is just a necessity. When you have a car and a house, you want somewhere to park that car. So that you aren’t constantly parking on the street or in the driveway. So, what’s the solution for building a home and ensuring that you have the garage you need? Look for house plans with a detached garage, so that you have a place to keep your vehicle inside. Also, ensuring you have added storage and other benefits that you might not have even thought of.


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Benefits of A Detached Garage

When choosing house plans with a detached garage, think about these reasons why a separate garage is useful for homeowners:

  • Garages add value. A lot of house hunters are looking for a home with a garage. While you can’t include the garage in the square footage of the home, buyers will see that as added storage space.

  • Garages protect your vehicle and help to avoid weather woes. By having a garage, you’ll be able to protect your vehicle during adverse weather. Plus, if you park your car in a garage during a snowstorm, you won’t have to clean it off. This will save you time in the morning as you are heading to work. Also, you’ll be able to protect your car from extreme hot and cold. These temperature swings can lead to cracked windshields or other damages.

  • Garages are great for storage. These days, we all have a lot of stuff. Store your seasonal items like and outdoor furniture in your garage to keep them safe.

Also, house plans with detached garage would create an open front yard. There are a variety of garage types that you can choose from. Some of the most common include:

  • Attached garages. These are built onto the home, and usually have a door from the garage into the home. Houses with attached garage can be heated just like the home, and can serve as a bonus living space.

  • Basement garages. When you choose house plans with basement garages, you’ll get a garage that is built into the basement. The garage is basically a part of the basement, and the vehicle will go under the home when it is parked.

  • Courtyard garages are another option for homeowners to choose from. When you select from courtyard garage house plans, you’ll get a garage that has a courtyard. The garage door would lead out into the courtyard as an extra exit space.

  • Detached garages are a standalone building that usually is next to or behind the home. These enable homeowners to add on a space to park their vehicle or store stuff, without it having to be attached to the home.

When you’re planning the building for your next home, make sure to include a garage if you want to add value, add a place to park, and have an extra storage place.

House construction drawings

What's included in House Plan Set drawings?

Construction Notes

Foundation Plan

Slab | Crawl | On request - Basement, Pier & Beam, etc.

General foundation design showing foundation layout with structural elements. There are three types of foundation to choose from: slab, crawl, and basement.

As in all building locations ground condition varies, your local structural engineer would need to approve foundation design and specify foundation structural elements.

Plumbing Plan

Shows the layout of plumbing fixtures with specifications.

Floor Plan

Indicates house layout with dimensioned walls, doors and windows.

Roof Construction Plan

Shows the layout and dimensions of the required roof structure such as rafters and beams. As show load requirement is different in each location your local structural engineer would need to approve and specify roof structural elements.

Roof Plan

Dimensioned roof layout indicating slopes, roof areas, chimneys, and decorative elements.


Cut through the building showing detailed floor, wall, and roof construction elements. Indicating room ceiling heights and structural element heights.


Shows all sides of the house indicating building elements with its heights, specified materials, and all decorative elements.

Construction Details

Detailed house cut-away with outline specifications.

Electrical Plan

Floor plan layout indicating locations of electrical elements such as lightning, switches, outlets, etc.


Indicates location and specifications for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Furniture Plan

Representative floor plan layout indicating room sizes and suggested furniture layout. Useful during the interior design stage.

Door and Window Schedule

List or all windows and doors with indicated specifications for manufacturer.

General Specifications

Plumbing, electrical and mechanical specifications