A prefabricated garage apartment is an apartment above a garage that was built from a kit. The pieces and instructions for the apartment typically come together, and the builder assembles the apartment from the premade kit of supplies. This style of building can save homeowners money versus hiring a contractor.
These kits provide a starting place for novice builders or for those who aren't sure where to start. Kits come with different floor plans, materials, sizes and skill level options, providing a range of options to suit most needs and garage styles.
Websites like TheGaragePlanShop.com and TopsiderHomes.com offer information along with floor plans and kits to choose from. Some floor plans offer a studio-type apartment with an open floor plan, while others offer one or two bedrooms and a full kitchen.
Kits can come with many different types of materials and levels of assembly. Some kits come with the plans and hardware but require the builder to purchase lumber and other materials locally. Other kit manufacturers of prefabricated garage apartments offer full-service kits that include everything needed to assemble the living space with the exception of tools. Other websites may offer the tools in addition to the other materials needed.