The benefits of a detached garage addition with a 2nd-story / loft:
One of the nice things about having a detached garage is controlling noise. A detached garage comes with the option to also use the space for something besides storage (which you can also do in an attached garage), except without sharing any walls with the main residence. (For contrast, here is an attached garage with a 2nd-story
Need a home office that is quiet (as in far away from pets and kids and blasting TVs)? Or, need to give the teenager a place to make a lot of noise (like with music rehearsals for the garage band), but without waking up the younger siblings from their naps?
A detached garage can be perfect for those types of situations. Plus, to add a small loft or second story over the main garage space allows for dedicating extra room to a specific purpose.
Customized variations on a standard floorplan
Lower on this page are several photos of the construction of a two-level garage that is based on a design made many decades ago. The design of the floorplan has some built-in flexibility and the depth can range from 20' to 24' (with the height at the central peak depending on the depth of the garage). The width is also variable, as well as most any other feature, including 1 or 3 garage doors instead of 2. Here are a few examples (plus another gallery of photos below that).
If you are interested in ordering this $40 plan and do not need a garage construction contractor, click this link: buying a customizable floorplan for a 2-story detached garage
. If you also need a reliable company to build your new garage (ro you want to talk with us about a design that better fits your interests), then use the contact button in the very top left of this page. (By the way, all the photos on this page are from the website at the link immediately above.)
Photos from the building of a 2-level garage
These garage builders did it all. The photos below show most of the stages of the construction process: pouring the slab, smoothing the cement, framing the walls, plus adding the roof decking and the exterior roofing.