DONALD GARDNER VIDEO TUTORIALS

Learn more about our website and the features and tools that are available through our video tutorials!

We’ve created some video tutorials to help you navigate our website. With 1100+ home plans on our website, it can be difficult to narrow your search down to just one design. When you create a myDAG account, you can save your favorite plans while you’re browsing our website to easily access at a later time. If you are trying to decide between two or more home plans, our “Compare” feature is a helpful tool that lets you view renderings and floor plans side-by-side. You can also download “Preview Packages” that will include front, rear, and side elevations and the floor plans for a particular design. Learn more about these and other helpful tools in the video tutorials below!

1. Getting Started – How to create a myDAG account

2. How to use myDAG Tools & Features

(Click on the tool bar at the top of the video to select which video you would like to watch. Or just click to play the first video and it will automatically continue to the second video.)

Contact us if you have other questions about the features of our website or about a particular house plan. We are happy to help!

Find your dream home at www.dongardner.com


St. Jude Children’s Hospital 2018 Dream Home Giveaway!

Our Hollowcrest Plan 5019 is being built as this year’s St. Jude Children’s Hospital Dream Home Giveaway in Chattanooga, TN!

Sneak Peak of Interiors! 

The Hollowcrest is the 2018 St. Jude dream home giveaway.

The Hollowcrest is being built in the Barrington Pointe subdivison in Soddy Daisy, TN. The builder, G. T. Issa Construction has been building custom homes in the Chattanooga area for over 20 years. Be sure to follow the building progress on their Facebook page, and enter for a chance to win here!


YOUR NEW DREAM HOME – ADDING A GARDEN

Planting a garden for your new dream home!

There are so many things that go into making a new house feel like home. If you’ve recently built your dream home or if you’re still in the planning phase, you’ve likely thought about how plants and landscaping help to complete the look of your home and create an inviting exterior. Maybe you have a favorite flower that you would like to plant or you’ve considered planting a vegetable garden to provide fresh food for your family. Before you start picking plants, you’ll want to determine what planting zone you are in. This will let you know which plants are most likely to thrive and survive in your area. Gilmour.com provides an Interactive U.S. Planting Zone Map for 2018 that will help you make informed decisions!

Choosing plants for your new dream home based on planting zones.

Gilmour.com – Interactive U.S. Planting Zone May for 2018


Things To Consider Before Hiring A General Contractor

Building a new home requires that you find the right home plan and the right team to build the home.

That team will be led by a general contractor. Taking time to plan when hiring a general contractor will help ensure you get a good fit. Here are some hiring-a-contractor tips that will guide you in finding the right one.

1. Start With References

Asking for recommendations will help you start the search, but look for recommendations from people who have worked with a contractor. Has someone you know recently built a home or done a major remodeling project? Talk to this person about his or her experience. If he or she had a positive experience with a contractor, add that contractor to your list of people to call. Starting with vetted professionals endorsed by those you trust should cut your research time significantly.


RENDERING TO REALITY – THE TANNER PLAN 1418

The Tanner House Plan 1418 is under construction in Youngsville, NC!

Welcome to our Rendering to Reality series where we follow the construction of our home plans from breaking ground to move-in ready! In this series, you will get the opportunity to see the building process and experience the anticipation and excitement of home building. Check back frequently as we introduce new installments and updates.

Tingen Construction Company is currently building The Tanner house plan 1418. Follow the progress in this Rendering to Reality series!

Rendering to Reality of The Tanner house plan 1418.

1747 sq ft, 3 beds, 2 baths

This Country home works well for narrower lots, with its front-entry garage. The efficient floor plan features open living spaces, creating an easy flow from room to room. Storage is thoughtfully placed throughout the home, including a kitchen pantry, to keep everything organized. The large screened porch is a relaxing outdoor retreat with a fireplace, skylights, and a stunning cathedral ceiling.