Don Gardner and staff accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Now it’s your turn…
Don’s granddaughter nominated him for the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS and he accepted! Watch the video:
Don Gardner issued the Ice Bucket Challenge to his office staff, as well as The Sater Group, Inc., Acumen I.T. (Greenville, SC) and all our customers. YOU are now challenged to to make a donation to alsa.org and/or take the Ice Bucket Challenge. Don’t forget to include #DAGALS and #IceBucketChallenge when you post your videos!
From The ALS Association:
Washington, D.C. (August 20, 2014) — As of Wednesday, August 20, The ALS Association has received $31.5 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 20). These donations have come from existing donors and 637,527 new donors to The Association.
The ALS Association’s mission includes providing care services to assist people with ALS and their families through a network of chapters working in communities across the nation and a global research program focused on the discovery of treatments and eventually a cure for the disease. In addition, The Association’s public policy efforts empower people to advance public policies in our nation’s Capital that respond to the needs of people with ALS.
About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.alsa.org.
Conceptual Design # 1412 is a one story plan adapted from a popular hillside walkout plan, the Whitford #1298-D. The Craftsman exterior features a mix of stone, shake, and siding, with multiple gable peaks and a clerestory window above the front porch. A cathedral ceiling draws the eye through the foyer and great room to the porch, displaying rear views. The kitchen is U-shaped with an angled counter facing the great room and dining room. Built-in shelving and a walk-in pantry provide additional storage space. The utility room has counter space with a sink and outdoor access with a covered porch.
The oversized garage is large enough to accommodate extended wheelbase trucks. The master suite is surrounded by windows and steps out to the screened porch, and enjoys his-and-hers walk-in closets and a large bathroom. The secondary bedrooms flank a handy e-space, and each have a walk-in closet and share a convenient Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
This charming bungalow is packed with special features.
Home Design Quick Facts:
Rear entry garage on the basement level.
Designed for a home elevator.
Vaulted great room with loft and fireplace.
Designed for narrow lots
This narrow-lot bungalow design has a hillside walkout foundation with a basement entry garage at the rear and a convenient home elevator. A mix of stone and siding, along with a deep front porch and prominent gables, creates a welcoming Craftsman exterior. The island kitchen is flanked by the dining room and breakfast room with pantry, e-space, and window shelves. The master suite and bedroom/study complete the main floor.
The second floor includes a loft that overlooks the great room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. The elevator provides easy accessibility.
Get more information about the Amelia home design here.
The Willamette Plan #1203 has a similar front exterior and a one-story layout. See it here.
The Hemphill #1208 is a two story plan with a rear entry garage . See it here.
Conceptual Design #1411 is a sprawling ranch with a European style exterior. The split bedroom layout has a stunning master suite set apart with dual walk-in closets and a spacious bathroom, and three separate bedrooms with walk-in closets along with two full bathrooms. A study just off the foyer is the perfect home office or library. The kitchen and large dining room are open for conversation flow, with an octagonal tray ceiling and bay window adding drama to the dining space.
Outdoor living areas include a covered porch and a screen porch with skylights, a fireplace, and grill area. An e-space, walk-in pantry, and a large utility room provide storage and workspace. The three car garage is oversized to accommodate extended wheelbase trucks, and features extra storage and a personnel door.
Ways to utilize your bonus room that add flexibility to your home.
More than just extra storage, a bonus room can become the ideal space for crafts, hobbies, or entertaining. Cheerful colors and dormer windows help create an open feel for a play room or rec room. Or, use darker colors and rich details to create an intimate entertaining space. Check out these bonus room photos from a selection of Don Gardner home plans:
An alternative to the bright and sunny bonus room, this media room can be completely darkened to enjoy movies on the big screen. Set up with surround sound, dimmer lights, and cozy couches, with a wet bar for snacks and drinks so there’s no need to run downstairs during the show.
A more traditional option is to set up a bedroom or guest room. This bonus room is pre-designed with a full bathroom and plenty of space for one or more beds. Dormers provide the perfect spot for a desk to make guests feel at home.
Because it’s separated from the rest of the home, the bonus room is a great place to get creative with your design and color choices. This playroom is a kid’s dream with vibrant colors, bunk beds, and plenty of room to play!
Move band practice from the garage up to the bonus room where it’s climate controlled. Older children can practice their instruments with less worry about the noise level bothering others in the home.
Browse nearly 700 home plans with bonus rooms here!
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