In a previous blog article (April 2015) , I talked about homeowners doing more with less, and making creative use of the square footage they had available. Another great way to extend one’s living experience is through the addition of a walkout, or daylight, basement. Walkout basements are typically built on a sloped yard so that a portion of the basement can be above ground to allow for doorways (often sliding glass) and windows to allow light in. They offer flexible space and are ideal for creating additional square footage. Oftentimes walkout basements are open to allow for a number of potential uses—including an extra family room, an additional bedroom, an entertainment room, or even a storage or utility room.
As our life styles change, so does our criteria for the American Dream Home!
By Chuck Tripp
In a recent Washington Post article written by Emily Badger, the single-family home in America was the topic of discussion—in particular, how radically it has evolved over the years. What was in vogue a century or more ago certainly isn’t so today. In fact, upon even a cursory glance, it becomes quite clear that Americans today like their homes bigger, bigger, and BIGGER. In fact, according to the article, “new homes built today are about a thousand square feet larger than single-family homes completed just 40 years ago.”
Begin searching our Dream House Plans today – Here are some tips to help with navigating our new website!
By Chuck Tripp
At Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc., we are all about options. We have a history of working with families to help them find the home plan of their dreams, no matter what stage of life they are in—that includes young couples, families with kids, even empty nesters. Over the years, we have made an effort to assist our customers during the entire building process to enable them to make informed decisions and choose from a range of optimal dream house plans, materials, and configurations. Here are a few frequently asked questions that we hope you will find useful in your home plan search:
This one-story European home plan is as functional as it is beautiful.
NOW AVAILABLE!The roomy kitchen includes a versatile e-space, opens to both the great room and single dining area, and accesses an ideal service area with pantry, mud room with storage and large utility room with sink. A lavish master suite is tucked away privately at the rear, and separated from two secondary bedrooms and a bedroom/study with unique box tray ceiling. Check out all the great details you will find in this new home plan from Donald A. Gardner Architects!
By Charles Richardson and Echo Dempsey
The home plans buyers of today have more options than ever before.
With the advances in building materials over the past decade, it’s possible to customize a living experience that fits your lifestyle and preferences. And though the actual design, style, and theme may vary from homeowner to homeowner, there are a few key features that virtually everyone wants.