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10 Ideas for Detached Garage Designs

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Are you struggling with ideas for detached garage designs? Here at Sheds Unlimited, we like to help you solve your design ideas. Let’s look at some interesting features to add to your idea list. First, we’ll look at 5 unique, unusual, and useful garage designs.

The last half of this blog will focus on 5 must-have feature ideas for your detached garage. Once you’ve worked through the list below, we believe you’ll be prepared with ideas for the perfect detached garage design for your needs.

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Drive Through Detached Garage Design

We’ll put this detached garage design in the unique category. As you can see this would have the potential to be a three-car garage.

Or a two-car garage with the possibility of driving in one door and out the opposite side!

How about a truck with a boat trailer attached and ready to roll? With windows lining three walls you’ll shed plenty of light on the subject!

Photo Credit: The Garage Plan Shop.

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1. Semi Detached Garage Design

This interesting detached garage design has an added feature. Although the main house is not pictured you can see the roof covered breezeway pointing toward the main building.

Note the rustic sliding doors which provide access from both front and back.

Overhead storage, as well as possible storage to the left of the vehicle, makes for an unusual floor plan, but incredibly useful space.

Photo Credit: Southern Living

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2. Great Angles Detached Garage Design

This detached garage design has it covered from every angle! If you have an eye for offsets and interconnecting rooflines something like this may be for you.

Photo Credit: Houzz

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3. Combination Office/Detached Garage Design

There’s no reason that you can’t finish out a garage like many of the other home office sheds from Sheds Unlimited.

What a great idea! If you need a private home office, this might be the detached garage design for you.

If a home office building isn’t on your bucket list, perhaps you’d rather build out your garage as a rec room, man cave, or sewing room. You choose.

Photo Credit: 24h Plans.com

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4. Engineering Marvel 5-Car Garage Design

OK, this last one really doesn’t qualify as a detached garage design, but I really couldn’t resist. Check out the lushome.com site for details on this engineering marvel. The fully functioning porch of this hangar-type garage (with living quarters on the second floor) lifts to reveal a 5-car garage! Wow!

Now let’s move on to some detached garage design features you may want to add. While some of these may seem obvious, others maybe some you have never thought of. It helps to think outside the garage!

Photo Credit: Lushome.com

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5. Add Windows to Your Detached Garage Design

Of course, you want windows in your detached garage. But have you considered the many types of garage windows and their functions and benefits?

For example, did you know you can add insulated windows?  No more losing what heat you have in your detached garage through the window pane!

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Opting for skylight windows is a great option that adds light and value to your detached garage. Because skylights allow sunlight directly into your building, you can save a significant amount of energy you’d otherwise use for artificial lighting. Plus, natural lighting from the sun can even help improve air purity and has numerous other benefits.

Dormers are another great way to bring the outdoors right into your detached garage. Check out our dormer page for some of the many varieties available.

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6. Add Attic Space to Your Detached Garage Design

Here at Sheds Unlimited, our motto is “Space for Life”. One of the best ways to add more space for YOUR life is a detached garage.

Add space on top of space with an attic garage. Go to our attic garage webpage for a great selection of attic garages.

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7. Add Water to the Mix in Your Detached Garage

Ok, I realize most of us will never have cabinets like this included in our detached garage design. But think of the convenience of having a sink in your garage.

No more trudging through your house entryway in search of the best place to wash up. You can even keep your wife happy and wash off your dirty boots out of her sight! Visit garageliving.com for a host of before/after pics of interesting garage makeovers.

Photo Credit: Garage Living

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8. Add a Workbench to Your Detached Garage Design

There are workbenches… and there are workbenches. This made in America “Constitution” is specifically made for gun owners who like reloading their ammunition.

Another of their favorites is the “American Sprout” made with woodworkers in mind. Check out their great website for a full selection of solid workbenches.

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Buy a Ready Made Workbench for your Garage

These are beautiful ready-made workbenches and would look great as part of any of our detached garages.

If you have something simpler in mind, check out the plans on wayneofthewoods.com  for the one below.

photo credit: American Workbench

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Build your own Workbench in Your 24x24 Garage

Even simpler yet, you can build your own workbench shelf in your detached garage design from the very beginning!

photo credit: Wayne of the Woods

9. Add an Interior Package to Your Detached Garage Design

Most of us want to make the most of what we have. Even if you add skylights or dormers to let natural light into your detached garage you’ll likely want interior lights as well. How about a garage door opener? Maybe a ceiling fan or two? Our Electrical Package is a great start! Take a look at our interior-electrical page to see what we offer, and remember you’re not limited to what you see there. Call us or stop by and we’ll be glad to discuss your unique detached garage design.

Whether you’re interested in one of the more unusual detached garage designs we looked at in the beginning, or just want to make your detached garage more of a practical addition to your life, we can work with a combination of these design ideas and combine them with a few ideas of your own. You’re the one who needs more Space for Life… we can create it for you! Request a Free Estimate, and we’ll get started.

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