By Courtney Pittman
Smart and affordable, garage plans with apartments (sometimes referred to as ADUs or accessory dwelling units) make the most of their limited space to give you loads of versatility. Look for relaxed layouts, flexible spaces, and lots of storage. We’ve rounded up our ultimate list of garage apartment plans below.
Garage Apartment Plan with Farmhouse Style
Garage Apartment Plan with Farmhouse Style 430-237 - Front Exterior
Board-and-batten siding and quartered windows deliver farmhouse touches to the exterior of this garage apartment plan. Inside, the main level holds up to three cars and offers extra storage space. A full kitchen, living space, bedroom, and bath round out the second floor.
Modern Curb Appeal
Modern Curb Appeal 932-339 - Front Exterior
Get modern style with this garage apartment plan, which gives you head-turning curb appeal and a fresh open floor plan. Hang out in the vaulted family room or on the generous balcony. A loft (decorate your loft with these cool ideas from House Beautiful) on the upper level could be used as a home office. Another wow moment: the primary suite’s enormous walk-in closet.
Clever Craftsman Design
Clever Craftsman Design 124-1270 - Front Exterior
A covered porch highlights the exterior of this clever Craftsman house plan. Featuring a two-car garage and a workshop on the first level, you’ll have plenty of room for storage. A convenient loft, a kitchenette, a full bath, and two bedrooms (or home offices) round out the second floor.
Barndominium Plan with Garage Apartment
Barndominium Plan with Garage Apartment 1070-121 - Front Exterior
Here’s a super-spacious garage apartment plan with loads of barndo curb appeal. You’ll find lots of room for storage in the big three-car garage. The living room flows easily into the island kitchen and enjoys access to the patio. A bedroom and a full bath sit near the back of the plan.
Two-Car Garage with Apartment
Two-Car Garage with Apartment 47-1075 - Front Exterior
This two-car garage plan offers cute curb appeal. The second level gives you a one-bedroom apartment with an open floor plan. We love the cute deck.
Relaxed Contemporary House Plan
Relaxed Contemporary House Plan 932-286 - Front Exterior
Here’s a contemporary two-car garage apartment plan that makes great use of space. The layout feels relaxed and open, with the island kitchen overlooking the living room. Head out to the large balcony or enjoy the view from the main living spaces. A bedroom and a full bath sit at the back of the plan.
Trendy Garage Apartment Plan
Trendy Garage Apartment Plan 1070-138 - Front Exterior
This garage plan with apartment delivers trendy farmhouse curb appeal. The first level gives you room to park two cars, while a studio space with a bathroom sits upstairs.
Sleek House Design for Sloping Lot
Sleek House Design for Sloping Lot 932-512 - Front Exterior
This sleek garage apartment plan fits nicely on a sloping lot. An open living space sits on the main floor and includes a bedroom and a bathroom with a shower. Tons of windows bring in natural light. Below, you’ll find a large garage with storage space.
Garage Plan with Workshop
Garage Plan with Workshop 932-69 - Front Exterior
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a stylish, modern garage apartment plan. Here’s a house design that won’t break the budget to build. The open floor plan feels bright and airy with high ceilings and big windows. Check out the spacious balcony and cool workshop area.
Charming Cottage Design
Charming Cottage Design 1060-133 - Front Exterior
A charming façade of stone and a gable roof deliver major curb appeal to this cottage two-car garage apartment plan. The functional layout revolves around the kitchen and living space. Two bedrooms sit at the back of the floor plan.
Traditional Garage with Apartment
Traditional Garage with Apartment 47-1081 - Front Exterior
Here's a traditional garage plan that gives you an apartment above the two-car garage. Highlights include the living space, the efficient kitchen, the bedroom, and the full bath. Don’t miss the laundry closet.
Versatile Floor Plan
Versatile Floor Plan 932-335 - Front Exterior
Looking to build a garage apartment behind your house? Here’s a nice one. The first floor gives you plenty of room for two cars. Upstairs, you’ll find a two-bedroom zone that’s got a living area and a full bathroom.
Modest House Plan with Modern Style
Modest House Plan with Modern Style 48-934 - Front Exterior
This modern garage apartment plan shows off graceful curb appeal with a modest footprint. The ground floor provides enough space for one car. Upstairs, a vaulted studio apartment offers a kitchenette, a spacious closet, a bathroom, and enough space for a washer/dryer.
Garage Plan with Barndo Style
Garage Plan with Barndo Style 124-1052 - Front Exterior
It doesn’t get much more on-trend than this standout barndominium-style plan. The exterior is thoughtfully designed, with a gabled roof, board-and-batten siding, and sliding barn doors. Inside, the main floor gives you a huge garage, a bunk room, a bedroom, two offices, and two bathrooms.
The second level offers a vaulted game room and plenty of storage space, while the third floor hosts the main living spaces, the primary suite, the covered deck, and more.
Garage Plan with Farmhouse Touches
Garage Plan with Farmhouse Touches 932-466 - Front Exterior
Here’s a cool, farmhouse garage plan that feels fresh and modern. The main level holds one car and gives you stylish windows that bring in natural light. Upstairs, you’ll find a big storage space and a bathroom.
House Plan with Upscale Details
House Plan with Upscale Details 410-3611 - Front Exterior
Who knew that a garage apartment plan could have such cute curb appeal? We love the open floor plan on the second level. A walk-in closet and big shower are upscale touches.
Builder-Friendly House Plan with Balcony
Builder-Friendly House Plan with Balcony 932-295 - Front Exterior
Here’s a simple, builder-friendly two-car garage apartment plan. Inside, the open floor plan makes it easy to get around. You’ll also find two bedrooms and a full bath on the second level. When it’s time to relax, enjoy the spacious balcony.
Modern Layout with Big Closet
Modern Layout with Big Closet 22-575 - Front Exterior
Open and modern, the layout flows from the kitchen and eating area into the sitting room. Highlights include a big closet and shower. We love the farmhouse exterior and relaxing deck.
Garage Apartment Plan with Loft
Garage Apartment Plan with Loft 124-1038 - Front Exterior
Here's a garage plan with apartment that gives you stylish curb appeal with a big covered porch. The main level holds up to four cars and features a half bath and storage space. Upstairs, a handy loft offers plenty of flexible options.
Impressive Contemporary House Plan
Impressive Contemporary House Plan 932-473 - Front Exterior
Inside this contemporary garage apartment plan is a practical layout. The open layout features an island kitchen, an eating nook, and access to the balcony. You’ll love the big walk-in closet in the bedroom. The full bath shows off efficient details.
Craftsman House Plan
Craftsman House Plan 47-1082 - Front Exterior
This charming Craftsman garage plan includes a functional apartment on the second level. The open floor plan feels relaxed and gives you a bedroom and a full bath. Storage is made easy thanks to the big walk-in closet.
Garage Plan with Country Style
Garage Plan with Country Style 124-1098 - Front Exterior
Looking for extra storage? Check out this sweet design. The main level features a two-car garage and a storage closet. A studio on the second floor gives you a full bath and a kitchenette. Warm up next to the wood stove when the weather is chilly.
Efficient Floor Plan
Efficient Floor Plan 47-1083 - Front Exterior
Check out this Craftsman style garage apartment plan. The two-car garage shares space with a laundry room and a half bath. Upstairs, the easygoing layout gives you an efficient kitchen that opens to the living room. Don’t miss the spacious bedroom (which features a walk-in closet).
Narrow Lot House Plan
Narrow Lot House Plan 895-137 - Front Exterior
This modern garage apartment plan sports plenty of outdoor living space and fits nicely on a narrow lot. The two-car garage gives you room for storage, while the upstairs living space delivers a layout that is modern and open.
Two-Bedroom Garage Plan
Two-Bedroom Garage Plan 932-67 - Front Exterior
This two-bedroom garage apartment plan gives you an exterior that is sleek and stylish. The main level features a two-car garage, storage space, one bedroom, and one bath. Upstairs, you’ll find the primary suite and an open living space.
Garage Apartment with Outdoor Living
Garage Apartment with Outdoor Living 124-1247 - Front Exterior
This Craftsman style garage apartment design offers cute curb appeal and outdoor living space. A two-car garage and powder room (with optional shower) reside on the ground level, while a one-bedroom apartment with an open floor plan sits above.
Modern Curb Appeal with Sun Deck
Modern Curb Appeal with Sun Deck 1073-33 - Front Exterior
The streamlined exterior adds modern curb appeal to this garage apartment plan. Inside, the main floor gives you a tandem garage and room for two more cars. You’ll also find a handy workshop on this level.
Upstairs hosts a studio apartment with a full bath and kitchenette. Don’t miss the huge sun deck (which features room for an optional hot tub).
Classic Curb Appeal
Classic Curb Appeal 1070-120 - Front Exterior
This two-car garage apartment plan delivers classic farmhouse style with stylish garage doors and board-and-batten siding. The living space features an open floor plan, one bedroom, a full bath, and a walk-in closet.
Four-Car Garage Apartment Plan
Four-Car Garage Apartment Plan 1064-75 - Front Exterior
Need space for more than two vehicles? Check out this four-car garage apartment plan. The second level gives you a bright living area with a kitchenette, a bedroom, and a full bath. You’ll love the spacious walk-in closet.
Contemporary House Design with Double-Seated Shower
Contemporary House Design with Double-Seated Shower 932-113 - Front Exterior
Here’s a contemporary house plan with lots of natural light. The lower level features a convenient half bath and storage space. Upstairs, the open floor plan shows off the living space, the dining room, and the island kitchen.
The bedroom is located to the rear of the plan and includes a spacious walk-in closet. We love the double-seated shower.
Traditional Two-Car Garage Plan
Traditional Two-Car Garage Plan 23-444 - Front Exterior
This two-car garage apartment design takes advantage of every square foot. Upstairs, the living area gives you two bedrooms and a shared bath. The open living space offers a nice view out over the garage thanks to tall windows. Relax on the convenient side deck.
Practical House Plan with Patio
Practical House Plan with Patio 47-1090 - Front Exterior
This country-inspired plan delivers a smart layout. The two-bedroom living zone gives you an open floor plan and a full bath, while the big patio enjoys access from the main living spaces. A loft gives you even more room for storage.
Luxe Garage Apartment Design
Luxe Garage Apartment Design 932-46 - Front Exterior
This contemporary garage apartment plan showcases modern details. The open living area includes a kitchen and has access to a large balcony. Other highlights include a huge walk-in closet, a luxe shower, and a private balcony off the bedroom.
Cool and Modern Design
Cool and Modern Design 1060-117 - Front Exterior
It doesn’t get much cooler than this modern garage plan. The first floor shows off a three-car garage (one of the bays is huge) and a half bath. A studio apartment with a full bath completes the second level. Another perk? A large deck (with glass doors) extends the living space and makes outdoor living a breeze.
Functional Style Throughout
Functional Style Throughout 932-431 - Front Exterior
Inside and out, this modern garage plan with apartment delivers functional style. The main level has room for one car and features a half bath. An open kitchen and living space enjoy access to the balcony on the second floor. The bedroom and full bath sit at the back of the plan.
Contemporary House Plan with Art Loft
Contemporary House Plan with Art Loft 932-435
This plan is all about casual comfort. Take a look at the main floor, where a two-car garage gives you lots of storage space. You’ll also find a bedroom and a full bath on this level.
Upstairs, the vaulted family room opens to the kitchen and the balcony. Check out the cool art loft above the bedroom. Our favorite part? The cool screened porch.
Roomy Outdoor Living Space
Roomy Outdoor Living Space 25-4753 - Front Exterior
This modern garage plan with apartment dazzles with the details. Big windows and a vaulted ceiling deliver an airy vibe in the main living areas. Check out the roomy outdoor living space.
Farmhouse Curb Appeal
Farmhouse Curb Appeal 430-236 - Front Exterior
There’s no shortage of curb appeal with this hot garage plan with apartment. Board-and-batten siding and quartered windows deliver farmhouse flair. The first level gives you room for three cars. The bonus space upstairs can be used in a variety of ways.
Affordable Style with Vaulted Loft
Affordable Style with Vaulted Loft 932-461 - Front Exterior
Check out this contemporary garage apartment plan. With clean lines and a compact footprint, this design is all about affordable style. We love the vaulted loft and the balcony.
Three-Car Garage with Bonus Room
Three-Car Garage with Bonus Room 1060-110 - Front Exterior
This sleek garage apartment plan gives you room to store up to three cars. A bonus space upstairs could be used as an office. Don’t miss the full bath on the second level.
Stunning Craftsman House Design
Stunning Craftsman Garage Design 124-1222 - Front Exterior
If cute Craftsman style is what you’re looking for, then we’ve got you covered with this garage apartment plan. The main level offers a two-car garage and a covered porch. On the second floor, a spacious loft opens to the kitchenette and dining area.
Charming Garage Plan
Charming Garage Plan 56-575 - Front Exterior
Here’s a cute farmhouse design with lots of charm. The floor plan gives you a two-car garage, an open living space, one bedroom, and a full bath. Three storage closets make it easy to keep things organized.
Compact Two-Car Garage Plan
Compact Two-Car Garage Plan 917-10 - Front Exterior
This compact house plan offers lots of room for storage. You’ll love the workspace at the back of the two-car garage. The second floor features a family room, a kitchenette, and a bathroom.
Thoughtful Three-Car Garage Plan
Thoughtful Three-Car Garage Plan 1060-97 - Front Exterior
Just 38 feet wide, this handsome house plan fits almost anywhere. The thoughtful layout includes an open living and kitchen area, a full bath, and a bedroom tucked away at the back of the plan. Store up to three cars on the first level.