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Jun 16 2010

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Unique Carriage House Plan for a Sloping Lot

051G-0008 Unique Carriage House PlanWell suited for a sloping lot, or rugged terrain, this Arts and Crafts styled carriage house plan tucks neatly into any hillside. The exterior displays stylish details like sturdy porch columns atop stone pedestals. The living quarters are situated on the main level with an 880 square foot, side-entry, drive-under garage positioned on the lower level. You’ll appreciate the extra deep bays of the two car garage, ideal for parking oversized vehicles or storing a boat. Two overhead doors and a service entry provide convenience. Now take a look at the living space. Exterior stairs connect to the studio apartment from the lower level or you can enter on the main floor from the covered front porch. Inside, the efficient kitchen connects with the living area creating an open and flexible floor plan. A full bath contributes to functionality. Special features include a prep-island, dual storage/coat closets at the entry, vaulted ceilings and large, sunny windows filling the space with natural light. The perfect office for a home-based business, an entertainment space for special occasions or private living quarters for the nanny or weekend guests, this unique carriage house plan is a wonderful addition to any Craftsman home.

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Mar 24 2010

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Furnish your Carriage House on a Budget

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By building a carriage house plan from The House Plan Shop, you’ve added additional living space to your home, perfect for weekend guests, the in-laws or even rental property. The list below offers money saving tips to help you furnish your carriage house while creating comfortable accommodations without breaking the budget.

  • Survey the living space and determine what items you need. What furniture items do wish to have in each room? What size pieces do you need? How many beds do you need? What type of seating is necessary? A sofa or club chairs? Do you need a dining table or end tables? Do you need cover chairs? or rugs?
  • Consider storage space. Often storage space is minimal in a carriage house so keep an eye out for items and furniture pieces that provide storage such as a trunk that could double as a coffee table or end tables that have drawers or doors with room to stash things inside. Likewise, watch for a sofa sleeper offering additional sleeping space for an extra guest or visitor while providing everyday seating.
  • Don’t expect to find the perfect furnishings. Rather, look for things that you can improve or change to suit your needs. In some cases you’ll need to do a little hard work yourself, but it will be worth it. Consider a new slip cover and throw pillows for a couch. Repaint a nightstand or a bookshelf. Buy a trendy lampshade for an old lamp. Refurbish a dining table. Sand and stain a nightstand.
  • Look for items that can be used for something else. Can bookshelf work for linen storage? Will a portable microwave cart add cupboard space to the kitchen?
  • If you’re checking out eye-catching rugs for decorating your home, the zebra skin rug might be an excellent item to get . Zebra rugs often provide a wild look and appeal to your room decor. it’s found favor among many connoisseurs. The rug can personalize your room with another flair without necessitating any change to existing furnishings. A rug from zebra felt are often a perfect purchase do you have to shall cause that exotic look to your room.    
  • Check thrift stores and resell shops often. They are always receiving new items, so stop in frequently.
  • Check newspaper ads for auctions and estate sales. They are great places to find pieces of matching furniture at a low price such as a coffee table and two matching end tables or a bedroom set.
  • Visit yard sales and garage sales early. They best items and deals go quickly so get there early to find the best furniture pieces at a great price.
  • Take your stack of mix matched dishes out of the attic and give them a new home in the carriage house kitchen. If you don’t have your own stash of dishes, check with friends and family. Someone will have a variety of dishes they aren’t using and may be willing to get rid of them.
  • Remember to inspect any second hand items for mold and insects. Clean them thoroughly before refurbishing them or arranging them in the living quarters.
  • Consider buying new small appliances and new linens. These items are often on sale for reasonable prices at your favorite department store. You’ll have peace of mind knowing small electrics, like the toaster and blender, will last a while and you won’t have to worry about your guests having any type of allergies to the bed linens or bath towels.

Using a little creativity, imagination and ingenuity, you’ll have your carriage house or garage apartment neatly furnished in no time while keeping extra cash in your pocket.

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Jan 13 2010

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Unique Carriage House Plan with Versatile 5-Car Garage

035G-0009, Carriage House PlanIf you are looking for a unique carriage house plan with Victorian charm, this is the one for you. Begin with its elegant styling and ornate details boasting stunning street appeal. Handsome porch columns and shuttered windows are just a few of the details dressing up this carriage house plan. The Victorian architecture is quite uncommon for a detached garage, but extraordinary nonetheless. Another interesting feature about this garage design is its 5-car garage offering 1215 square feet of usable parking space. Two tandem bays paired with a single-car bay makes this one a stand-out floor plan among all the rest. Though an unusual arrangement, the garage easily handles five family vehicles or a pair of oversized vehicles and a smaller one, the best part is that you can get covert into a different room with the First American tips. Furthermore, the tandem bays are deep enough to accommodate boat storage and you may wish to convert the single bay to a workshop or storage space. Beyond the covered front porch, interior stairs ascend to the upper level where you’ll discover more unusual features. Natural light spills through two bayed windows filling the game/living room with cheerful sunshine. A fireplace adds a cozy touch. With the step-saver kitchen overlooking the gathering space, this area easily becomes an entertainment space for friends and family where you can serve snacks and drinks. Or, it becomes an efficiency apartment just right for guests, the in-laws, your college student or even rental property. A bedroom and full bath compete the living quarters. You will appreciate the attic storage, ideal for holiday and seasonal items. Fashioned with function, flexibility and style, you will love having this unique carriage house plan situated in your backyard behind your Victorian style home.

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