Category: House Plans

Considering buying a new home?

April is New Homes Month, and there has never been a better time to buy! As builders offer incentives and upgrades for new homes, homebuyers have a strong advantage. With that advantage, you can get the home you have always dreamed about—with all the latest technology and design elements.

The best way to get the home you’ve always dreamed about? Build your dream home with a house plan from Donald A. Gardner Architects. Search over 850 house plans and find the floor plan that will make your dream a reality.

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DAG Introduces Trend Watch House Plan Gallery

As the outlook on the housing market changes every day, industry members must must pay close attention to trends and the changing family dynamic. These changes and trends shape the modern family’s house plan. As Generation X homebuyers seek a floor plan with a convenient space for household chores and Jack and Jill bathrooms and Boomer homebuyers look for a luxurious master suite and a three car garage, new homes should meet these needs.

Educated homebuyers will be thinking not only of their current, but future needs from their homes. For most Americans, a home is the most expensive purchase they will make and ensuring that it suits their family’s needs is essential regardless of generation.

Through extensive market research and customer surveying, Donald A. Gardner Architects has determined the top 8 trends in home design and compiled collections of these house plans. As residential design evolves along with the lifestyles of home buyers, we continue to evolve our plan portfolio to keep pace with these changes.

For more information about home design trends and to view plans that suit the demands of buyers, visit the Trend Watch House Plan Gallery at

Hot Design Trends in 2007

Smaller homes and outdoor spaces are popular trends for 2007. Smaller homes are attractive because of higher energy costs. Homeowners are downsizing and opting for cozy and livable. Families are creating outdoor space for three-season use.

Learn more about Hot Design Trends