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How to Transform Your 2nd Story Garage Into an Apartment

How to Transform Your 2nd Story Garage Into an Apartment

The biggest benefit of purchasing garage plans with a second story is the endless amount of options homeowners have in using the second floor. The space allows homeowners to be creative and use the second story in a way that is beneficial for them. A great way to use the second floor is to transform

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How to Transform Your Second Story Garage into a Gym

How to Transform Your Second Story Garage into a Gym

When picking garage plans for a new detached garage, consider getting one with a second story. The options for the second story are endless. Some people turn it into an apartment and rent it out for some extra money. Others turn it into a studio focused around their passion, such as painting or photography. Another

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Things to Consider as You Plan for Your New Garage

Things to Consider as You Plan for Your New Garage

Getting a new garage is exciting! Homeowners immediately want to jump in to picking out garage plans that suit their style. While it is exciting to purchase plans and start construction, there are a few things to consider as you plan for your new garage. See the list below for some key items to check

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How to Pick the Right Style Garage for Your Property

How to Pick the Right Style Garage for Your Property

One of the most enjoyable parts about picking garage plans is figuring out the style. Typically, homeowners try to match the style of their home when building a detached garage. At Behm Design, there are a variety of styles available. Explore the different options and pick one that works best for you and your property.

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Garage Plans Modified in 3 Different Ways

Garage Plans Modified in 3 Different Ways

Getting a new detached garage is very exciting. After purchasing plans, many homeowners immediately want to think of ways to customize their garage. Luckily, Behm Design has 275 different garage plans, allowing for designs that fit many different styles and taste. In addition to the variety of plans, there are also ways to modify specific

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Benefits of Buying Garage Plans Online

Benefits of Buying Garage Plans Online

Building a detached garage on a property is quite a task. The process can be made a lot easier by purchasing the garage plans online. Buying plans online makes building a garage cheaper and more convenient. Behm Design offers many different plans. These plans include various styles and sizes allowing homeowners to find a garage

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Trusses and Code Compliance

Trusses and Code Compliance

A truss is a series of framing members that create the roof structure of a building. When looking at garage plans, many customers wonder if they can build their own trusses as a way to save money. The short answer is no. A truss must be engineered by its manufacturer for the customer’s project. This

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Features to Help Garages Survive an Earthquake

Features to Help Garages Survive an Earthquake

Seismic activity is extremely common in some parts of the United States, especially on the west coast. Earthquakes occur at various strengths. Some can ruin houses and detached garages. It can be upsetting to invest so much money and time into getting a detached garage to then have it destroyed by an earthquake. At Behm

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Steps to Take Before Ordering a Garage Plan

Steps to Take Before Ordering a Garage Plan

Adding a detached garage to your property is a very exciting endeavor. Before ordering garage plans, there are a few necessary steps to take to make sure you build the perfect garage. Be sure to take your time and go through all necessary requirements before building the detached garage. Check these steps off your checklist

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How to Fill a Jumbo Garage

How to Fill a Jumbo Garage

You are ready to add a garage to your property. You have researched various garage plans and decided on a jumbo plan. The jumbo garages are designed for people that need a lot of space in their garage. At Behm Design, we have seven jumbo plans to choose from. The jumbo plans include various options

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How to Figure Out What Size Garage You Need

How to Figure Out What Size Garage You Need

Picking out a garage can be difficult because of all the options. A good first step to take is to figure out what size garage you need. Once you figure out the size, you can further pick the style and design. At Behm Design, we have many garage plans in various sizes. We have everything

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Uses for a Two-Story Garage

Uses for a Two-Story Garage

Selecting the perfect garage design can be difficult as there are so many options available. Pick the garage plans with apartment option to maximize space. A two-story garage gives homeowners extra square footage above their new garage. They can use this space however they please. Here are some uses for the second story of a

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