While this is not exactly about a small house plan, I was reminded the other day that a garage apartment can make a great guest house, home office or space for an elderly relative.
Garage apartments plans provide space for storage and add value to your home. You can also generate extra income from your garage apartment! Making a living space over your apartment is a great idea for extra income, or you can use it for a home office. Having the office over your garage will keep your home office completely away from you house. Suddenly your new garage apartment becomes a tax write off.
Students are always on the lookout for housing that is affordable and garage apartments fit he bill perfectly. The potential for this extra income can add value to your home if and when you decide to sell.
For parents who need extra room
Garage apartments can add a new master bedroom for parents of large families who need an extra room. If your garage is attached to your house, a garage apartment can serve as a very large and airy extra bedroom for privacy starved parents.
Before you start building your garage apartment or purchase new garage apartments plans, check your local building permits and requirements. If you plan on using the apartment as a rental unit, you might need to supply an extra parking space for the renter. You may also need to think of adding stairs to the exterior of the building for security reasons. Be sure to check the insurance requirements as well.
Where to find garage apartment plans
Two sources I like for garage apartment plans are a site called coolhouseplans and one titled archwaypress. Coolhouseplans can be found at www.coolhouseplans.com and Archway can be found at www.archwaypress.com.
Could you get that new garage apartment ... free?
I didn't think it would be possible to build a house or garage apartment free until I ran into this book titled "How To Build Your House Free."
The guy who wrote the book, E.S. McArthur, says he will guarantee you can own a brand new, high-quality, custom-built dream home in just a few months. He also says that this new house could cost you nothing.
Is this too good to be true? I would think so except for the fact that he guarantees his system. So, if the idea of a free house interests you, Click Here! for more information.