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Old 10-27-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Hello all. This is my first post on this forum.

I am considering building a oversized single car garage with a second floor lofted storage area. The garage will sit about 10' from the right of my home. My home as a two car side entry garage. This garage will sit at the back of the driveway and be front facing.The plan I like has a front-gabled design with a roof pitch 14:12. Actually, here is the garage I am considering.

http://www.familyhomeplans.com/plan_...303&src=search

My home has three front gables that all have an 8:12 pitch. I have yet to pursue a 3D rendering of the home with the garage. However, I want to know if it is considered bad design or unconventional to have a different pitch for this type of project. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-28-2008, 12:49 AM   #3
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We can't see the link. But I think I understand your dilemma. To an architect that would probably be a no no. As a decorator, I would say it is possible to make the design look good by other means. Such as the siding matching the house, or the same color scheme. A detached garage does not have to look exactly like the house, it just needs to blend. That can be done with texture, landscape, the same type of roof tile, or the paint job. Draw it first, with color and other enhancements and see if you like it.
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Wilderstyle, thank you for the advice.
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Hey, how is the project going.

Did not find the link to work perfect, but what I did want to ask is did you buy the plans from them?

I have been pondering on buying a set from them a different garage but wanted to see how yours worked out if you used them?

or anyone else if they have used them?

What all came in the plans?
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