Here are some of the winners from the 2014 PCBC Parade of Products
PCBC is a gathering of America’s most prominent residential builders, developers, architects, building scientists, lenders, investors, marketers and product manufacturers.
KitchenAid 24″ 5-Cycle/6-Option Dishwasher, Architect Series II.
Uses up to 33% less water without sacrificing cleaning and drying performance. Water from the last rinse is used to pre-rinse the next load. Fresh water is used to finish the cleaning cycle. One-touch operation with ProWash™ that customizes the wash for each load. KitchenAid
Nuheat’s SIGNATURE Thermostat
The first WiFi enabled floor heating thermostat, it can be controlled by an Apple or Android smart phone app, or on the web from your computer. SIGNATURE easily connects to your home Wifi, has 7-day progammability, and makes it easy to track energy usage. Nuheat
Feeney LED Rail Light Kits
Feeney CableRail is a perfect solution for stairs, balconies, and deck railings where you want to maintain an unobstructed view of the outdoors. The new LED Rail Light Kit for DesignRail not only provides safety in low-light areas, it’s a lighting accent that creates a charming atmosphere for outdoor entertaining.
Hampton Products International:
Push Pull Rotate Door Locks
Innovative door hardware that opens 3 different ways. When your hands are full, simply bump or lightly tug to release the door latch. Hampton Products International
XeriBrix by Xeripave
Brick-sized pervious pavers engineered to provide stormwater relief. Ideal for driveways, they are non-slip, UV resistant, and able to withstand freezing/thawing. Xeripave
On-trend designs, great customer service, and extra services to meet your needs
Since 1978, we have been dedicated to building a portfolio of thoughtfully designed home plans in a broad range of styles and sizes. We offer the convenience and savings of stock home plans, with the care and attention of a small, local business.
Start searching through nearly 1,000 possibilities with the Advanced Search option on our home page.
Technical support: Our Architects and Designers are available to answer questions about your home plans throughout the construction process, just give us a call!
Tweak Your Design with In-House Modifications
Our Designers will walk you through the entire modification process. We revise every detail on the original plan affected by the changes, for a complete set of working drawings. Nearly anything is possible! Read more, or request a quote here.
Marketing Tools for Builders and Developers
Promote your construction projects with a range of personalized marketing materials, including color handouts, presentation displays, and durable job site signs. Or, order hi-res images and make your own as needed! See samples.
Not only do we design homes with curb appeal, but we pay special attention to rear and side elevations as well. We also ensure that our plans are structurally sound by involving builders, engineers, and specialists in the architectural process. Our goal is to make our designs easy to build and cost-effective without sacrificing architectural interest. We’ll gladly provide exterior elevations before you make a purchase, just ask!
Mistake-proof PVC trim installation that eliminates callbacks
A green Virginia remodel with design ideas for your next project
Plus, hot door designs, 8 cool new tools and product advice from the pros!
Residential Building Products and Technology is a monthly digital magazine covering the latest tools, trends and technology for the residential construction industry. A great resource for home builders and homeowners alike!
Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. is committed to superior home plan design, and we’re also committed to providing benefits to builders. For more information about our Builder Benefits Programs and Products, click HERE. If you would prefer to have an information packet mailed to you, please click here to Contact Us.
Getting the house of your dreams with your eyes wide open
This soon to be released (April 29th) book by Boyce Thompson is a great resource for anyone considering building a new home.
Chapter 4: Space Planning Comes of Age – features Donald A. Gardner home plans as a model of how to reduce square footage “without sacrificing the facade or livability”.
Author Boyce Thompson, the former editorial director of Builder magazine for 17 years, demystifies the challenges and opportunities facing new home buyers. He lays out the new reality: going green, high-tech, aging in place, space planning, and construction options available in today’s market. Drawing from nearly two decades of experience, he helps you to determine which home features will improve your living experience today…and create value should you sell your home down the road.
WoodTrac Closet Kits help you get organized and make the most of both walk-in and reach-in closets.
With tons of customizable features and solid wood shelves and railings, WoodTrac closet systems work well in any closet in your home. Wood shelves allow clothes to be stored without the impression marks associated with wire shelving – and they are much easier to clean. Options include double hanging rods, shelving, or doors and drawers. The new reach-in closets are available in white, cherry and espresso finishes and can be installed for under $200 in a space up to 8 feet wide.
Plan your space
A handy tool on their website lets you design the perfect system for your needs. Just plug in the left, middle, and right wall measurements and select a finish to see the available options.
Contact the Customer Services Representatives at Don Gardner Architects for closet dimensions if you haven’t purchased your home plan yet. Call 1-800-388-7580, or email email@example.com!
Installation is simple and fast
Easier to install than custom closets, WoodTrac’s cleat system secures the kit to the wall, supports shelves and creates a finished furniture appearance. Cleats are run wall-to-wall and screwed into studs for maximum holding strength. Cabinets are pre-routed and hardware is included, so all you need is a tape measure, level, drill, screwdriver and saw. Here’s a quick how-to video: