A few more things you should know about garage apartment plans:
First, most, if not all, of the plans I've been able to find require you to build both the garage and the apartment. In other words, if you already have a nice, two-car garage, these plans won't help. Your best bet will be to find an architect or contractor who can draw up custom plans for a "pop top" to your existing garage.
If you're wondering what garage apartment plans cost
There are several companies that sell garage apartment plans. Two of my favorites are www.coolhouseplans.com, which has plans for apartments over one-, two- and three-car garages and Archway Home Plans (www.archwaypress.com).
As an example of costs, Archway has a plan for a garage loft for $115 for a three-set package and $21 for what is known as reproducible masters. As an example of a garage floor plan that’s more on the upscale side, Archway offers for a three set package of plans for a garage apartment that both extends the back of the garage and adds a second story. The cost of this package is $165 or $265 for a reproducible master.
Coolhouseplans.com has, for example, plans for a two-car garage apartment of 1426 sq. ft. for $175 for four sets of blueprints or $275 for a reproducible master. Or you can order five sets of blueprints for a 960 sq. ft. garage apartment for $200 or a reproducible set for $300.
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