As summer approaches homeowners are thinking more about outdoor living. While decks are common, multi-level decks are the deck of the future. These decks become outdoor rooms for anything from sunning and reading to grilling.
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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 dongardner.com.
“Making your home environmentally friendly is easier than you think.” From windows to flooring, cooktops and water heaters, you can find energy efficient products for your home.
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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.
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Choosing the right kind of wood for your new deck is important not only for the visual aspect but also for the durability and longevity of your deck. This article lists five woods that will enhance your deck, provide safety and will last.
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