Tag: Home Designs

It’s Here: Full Album of the Sagecrest Plan!

Take a photographic tour of the Sagecrest Plan #1226 with this full album of stunning pictures.

The Sagecrest Home Design #1226: See the full album!

Welcome to the Sagecrest, built by JWB, Inc. Custom Homes. Mixed materials create big curb appeal with easy maintenance.


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Thank you to John and Kimberly Creo for allowing us to share their beautiful Craftsman home. Builders Jeff and Debbie Bartholomew of JWB, Inc. did an excellent job with this design. With some modifications, the Creos were able to create their dream home. Enjoy the full album on our Pinterest Page!

Custom trimwork inside the Sagecrest House Plan 1226

Columns, arches, and custom millwork. The smallest details received the utmost attention in this fabulous interior.

A high vaulted ceiling creates lots of visual space in this great room! http://www.dongardner.com/plan_details.aspx?pid=3676. #Vaulted #Ceiling #GreatRoom

Neutral does not have to mean dull – Soaring ceiling vaults, massive windows, and the right pops of soft colors create an inviting space with lively atmosphere.

Open kitchen of the Sagecrest Floor Plan 1226

This sophisticated kitchen features black and white cabinetry, expansive counter tops, and tons of storage – all under a soaring coffered ceiling with recessed lighting.

Family Studio (utility room) of the Sagecrest Home Floor Plan 1226

This family studio is the ultimate utility room! Storage, workspace, and a convenient place to keep pet supplies, all in an area with plenty of natural light and room to move!

There is much, much more to see on this Pinterest Board – Click here to see it!

See the floor plan and more details on our website HERE


Similar plans:

The Clarkson - House Plan #1117The Clarkson Plan #1117 has a similar layout with a more traditional ranch look. See it here.

Design in Progress #1409: Available Soon!Design in Progress #1409 has a similar front exterior with new interior features. See it here.

Choosing the Perfect Style for Your Dream Home

Choosing the Perfect Style for Your Dream Home

With hundreds of styles to choose from, finding the perfect solution for your dream home floor plans proves to be a daunting task for anyone. With each style designed to give off a different feel and atmosphere both inside and out, determining a specific style that meets all of your lifestyle needs may be a challenge. From classical country homes to small ranch house plans, understanding what each different style offers a homeowner can help one to better choose the home design that is perfect for their needs.

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Assessing Your Situation

Before you begin browsing the hundreds of different styles of home floor plans, it is important to first take the time to carefully plan out both your needs and limitations to make sure you choose the style that provides the best fit to your home needs. When looking at new home designs, think of the characteristics of homes you have lived in throughout your life. What features did you like? What did you dislike? How much living space do you need? Establishing a list of features to look for with your new home can help you to better select one that is suitable for you and your family.

Beyond the features, it is crucial that you take note of any restrictions of limitations you may have in place when choosing your home design. If there are any space limitations on the lot you plan to build on? What is your planned budget for your new home? Your answers to these questions can help you when it comes to selecting your home floor plans.

Choosing a Floor Plan Style that is Right for You

After you have carefully assessed your needs and restrictions, you can then begin to identify a specific style that is the best fit for your home. When looking into different styles, work to understand the pros and cons of each. Prioritize the features that you simply cannot live without and make certain that the final floor plan you choose either has these features in place or can be easily modified to include them.

When narrowing down your decision, look at the other home styles in the area of the lot you plan to build on. Consider if your dream home will be a welcome fit to the neighborhood. Most importantly, the floor plan you choose should feel like “home” to you. When looking at home floor plans online, focus on how you can make your home even more personalized. Think of your home floor plans as the blank canvas for which to paint your dream home and design style onto.

Choosing a home style suitable for your floor plan needs may be one of the biggest decisions you face, so do not hesitate to consult the professional advice of architects or designers. Not only can they help you determine the home floor plan that best fits your needs, but they may be able to modify an existing home floor plan to help turn your dream home into a reality.

No matter what design you make with your home floor plans, it is important that you purchase your plans from a professionally respected architect. Choosing from the hundreds of floor plans and home designs available through Donald A. Gardner Architects guarantees you just that. Since 1978, every home plan designed by Donald A. Gardner Architects is guaranteed to provide functional living and timeless design. Additionally, our home floor plans are easily modifiable to fit any lot limitations or your specific needs. Contact Donald A. Gardner Architects today, and let us help you move one step closer to making your dream home a reality.

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PCBC Award Winning Home Products

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.

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

SIGNATURE Thermostat, from Nuheat

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 LED Lighting - 2014 PCBC Award Winner

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

Hampton Products International: Push Pull Rotate Door Locks Brink’s Home Security 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

Xeribrix Pervious Pavers 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

This is just a sample – Check out PCBC’s Pinterest Page to see more winning products!

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Why Choose a Don Gardner Home Design?

On-trend designs, great customer service, and extra services to meet your needs

The Iconic Arbordale House Plan 452: Why Choose Don Gardner Architects

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.

Why Choose Us?
  • Our dedicated Customer Support Representatives are glad to assist you over the phone or by email – whatever is most convenient for you.
  • 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

Modify Any Home PlanOur 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

Marketing Products for Builders 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.

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Focus on Quality

The Design Difference - Why You Should Choose a Don Gardner PlanNot 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!

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Modify Any Plan and Make it Your Own!

Have our Designers modify your favorite design to meet your needs.

Almost anything is possible!

Modify Any Home Plan

Modifying a home plan is easy, fast and convenient

Have you found a Don Gardner home plan that’s just perfect … except for one or two things? Customizing it is easy, and the possibilities are nearly endless.

Common modifications:
  • Moving the garage entry from front to side or vice-versa
  • Adding a third garage bay
  • Changing a hip roof to a gable or vice-versa
  • Adding/removing brick or stone on the exterior
  • Adding a screen porch or sunroom
  • Completely changing the exterior façade to a different style
  • Adding a walk-out or finished in-ground basement
  • Stretching a plan either in width or depth to make various interior spaces larger
  • Reducing the width of a plan to fit on a specific lot
  • Flooring over a two-story or vaulted room to create more living space on the second level
  • Adding extra bedrooms and/or bathrooms in unfinished space such as a bonus room or unfinished second floor, or expanding the plan to accommodate more rooms
  • Adding space for an elevator
  • Changing interior ceiling heights
The Heathridge Plan #763-D - Modify Any Plan

Our Designers can completely reposition a garage to better fit your lot.

 

The Modification Process:

To receive an estimated fee and completion time for modifications, please fill out our Online Modification Estimate Request. Please include a written description of the changes you are requesting and be sure to select the plan you are interested in.

Please Note: There is a $79-$99 Initial Consultation fee to receive an estimate. If you decide to modify, the fee will be credited towards the total cost of your modifications.

Once your request has been received, Donald A. Gardner Design Services, LLC will contact you within 2 to 4 business days with a quote for the modifications you requested. At this point, you work one-on-one with your Designer until your new plans are complete.

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Modifications!