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Plan Preview PDFs Now on myDAG

Now you can download free plan preview packages on PDF right from your myDAG account!

Wondering what the side elevations of your favorite house plan look like? Preview packages are PDF documents containing the front, rear and side elevations and the floor plan image of a house design. They show the plan as it is drawn, where photographed homes my have been modified by the homeowner. Once you have narrowed your list down to a few choices, preview packages are a great way compare them and make a final decision.

Log in or create your free myDAG account, and from there you can download up to 3 preview packages of your choice – just select the plan number in the drop-down list and click “GO”.

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Left Side Elevation

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Right Side Elevation

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Rear Elevation

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Floor Plan

 

*Helpful Hint: Are you going to be ordering your plan in Reverse, or getting a Basement Foundation instead of a Crawlspace? Look for the extension after the plan number to choose the correct package.

Plan Extension Key:

  • A = Basement Plan
  • B = Slab Foundation Plan
  • C = Coastal Plan
  • D = Walkout basement Plan
  • E = Alternate Elevation
  • H = Handicap Accessible
  • MR = Mirror Reverse Plan

If you’re interested in getting more than three  downloads, or if your plan does not appear in the drop-down list, contact Customer Service at 800-388-7580.

Don’t forget to update your Plan of the Week email preferences and sign up for our monthly eDAG Newsletter while you’re logged in to your myDAG account!

September Issue of Residential Building

The September Window + Door Issue is NOW ONLINE!

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New tools for your consideration
Window durability dominates
Scott Sidler talks window restoration
Grow your brand with digital marketing
Royal adds windows for multifamily
21 windows and doors to delight your buyers
A Connecticut farmhouse reconnects with the land
These little devices hold your houses together
Your options are wide open
The angled brush
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The App for iPhone & iPad is HERE!

The DAG app for iPhone & iPad is now available in the App Store!

Now you can search, view, and save your favorite home plans on your favorite device!
Click to download the App for iPhone & iPad

Click to download the App for iPhone & iPad

 The DAG application allows you to browse and search our database of house plans. You can view plan details, descriptions, features, and dimensions, as well as floor plans and images. You can create a FREE myDAG account, which will allow you to save your favorite plans and custom searches so you can refer to them later. Your same myDAG account can be accessed from both the DAG application as well as our web site.

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Search or browse floor plans, see the Plan of the Week, or log in to myDAG to see your saved plans.

 

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Once you enter your search criteria, browse the matching results. See the front exterior or rendering, along with number of beds and baths and square footage.

 

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Get more detail on any individual plan, including renderings, photos, specifications, and floor plans. From here, you can browse by “similar floor plans” or “similar exteriors,” and call our Customer Support Specialists to answer any questions.

 

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View each floor plan for any home design, all in one place.

 

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You can browse all home photography by room or exterior, or look through the photos of just the particular house plan you are interested in.

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Buying a House Floor Plan Online

Buying a House Floor Plan Online

Buying a house floor plan online offers quite a few benefits. Shopping online gives you the ability to browse through thousands of sizes and styles and gives you the option of making customizations to personalize your ideal home floor plan. This method costs much less when compared to hiring a designer to create a custom plan for your house.  Buying a house plan online is quick and easy, allowing you to start the building process faster.

These days there are many websites offering single story home plans and small home plans with thousands of plans to choose from. This could make the process of choosing the right home floor plan a bit overwhelming, so be sure to shop at a respected and professional designer website and keep the following tips in mind:

List the Requirements of Your Dream Home

Make a List: Buying a House Floor Plan OnlineBefore actually beginning your search for a new home floor plan, assess your personal needs in a home. There are a wide range of factors to consider when choosing your home floor plan, such as the number of rooms, overall floor space, number of bathrooms and bedrooms etc. By first listing the requirements of your dream home, you can help to narrow down your search and find the home design that is specifically tailored to your personal lifestyle needs.

Evaluate a House Plan Website

There are a lot of online plan services that offer house designs. In order to keep your search focused, try a couple of these sites in order to best determine which one would work for your personal lifestyle needs. Begin by making an assessment of the usability of the site’s interface. Can you narrow down your search by specific criteria? Is it easy to find answers to your questions? Is there an option to save your search criteria or your favorite house plans without too much effort?

Most websites sell both AutoCAD drawings and reproducible plans that can easily be changed to meet your needs. They may also offer customization and modification services. Are the customizations being completed by their designers in-house, or are they being outsourced to 3rd party designers? The prices for all these services and plans should be presented clearly.

Before settling on any one home plan website, consider the additional features that are offered. Extra customer service options like one-on-one help, technical support, building resources, etc., can be vital to completing your new home. While often overlooked, these simple considerations may save you time and hassle in your search for a new home plan.

Browse for a House Plan

After determining which website you like, you can begin the search for your house plan. When you start your search, several different styles and plans are sure to catch your eye. Save your favorites to allow future comparisons and determine if your tastes are changing as your search continues over time. When you narrow your search to a final list, take some time to visualize how a plan would look when it is built. Does this home fit your personal and lifestyle needs? One way to better visualize a house plan is to measure out the dimensions of your existing home, and compare them to your new home plan. Make sure your new home plan has additional space where you want it, or that it can be easily modified if some simple changes are needed to perfect your home plan.

Donald Gardner Architects Customer SupportWhen in doubt, don’t be afraid to seek out the professional advice of an architect or designer. Many will be glad to help you choose the proper home floor plan that is suitable for your individual needs. At Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. we have been providing our customers with timeless design and functional living for over 35 years. We aim to be the most highly respected provider of pre-designed home floor plans, offering exceptional customer service, customizable style options and a wealth of amenities to each one of our home designs. Whether you’re looking to build a countryside cottage or a castle, let the experts at Donald A. Gardner design your dream home today!

Featured in Professional Builder Magazine

Our hillside walkout home designs are featured in the August 2014 issue of Professional Builder Magazine.

Home Design: Making the Grade.

By Susan Bady
Home Designs: Making the Grade - Professional Builder Magazine

excerpt from the August, 2014 issue of Professional Builder Magazine

“Hillside sites demand more attention by their very nature. Builders and designers who deal with such sites on a regular basis emphasize the need for collaboration—particularly between the civil engineer and the architect.”

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Featured home designs in this article :

The Silvergate #1254-D
The Silvergate - House Plan 1254-D, Featured in Professional Builder Magazine

Best-selling hillside design among production builders

Arched openings over the garage doors and a metal accent roof are just two of the thoughtful exterior details that lend curb appeal to the Silvergate.

The details continue on the interior of the plan. The main level includes a great room and bedroom/study with coffered ceiling details along with an open kitchen and dining room arrangement that simplifies entertaining. The master bedroom features twin walk-in closets and a bay window that easily accommodates a sitting area. Outdoor living space is abundant, with a screen porch off the dining room and an oversized, sky lit covered porch on the rear.

Downstairs is a cozy rec room and two more bedrooms, one with a private bath. The ample unfinished mechanical/storage area can easily be converted to a home theater, exercise area, or for any purpose you desire.

The Hollowcrest #5019
The Hollowcrest - House Plan Number 5019, Featured in Professional Builder Magazine

A favorite hillside home design among custom/luxury home builders

Stone and stucco combine with multiple gable peaks and an impressive, front entry to create stunning curb appeal for this European home. The grand foyer greets visitors on the inside, while the dining room and bedroom/study flank the foyer on both sides. Further along, the great room includes a cathedral ceiling, porch access and wall of windows to view outdoor scenery. The breakfast room and kitchen are also open to the great room and one another, simplifying mealtime.

On the other side of the home, a large master suite was designed to pamper the homeowner. A bowed sitting area grants extra space in the bedroom, while the luxurious master bath features a corner shower, large soaking tub, his-and-her vanities and private privy.

In the basement are three bedrooms, each with their own full bath—and added treat! A large rec room with fireplace completes the basement and provides an additional gathering space in the home.

Browse all hillside walkout home plans by Don Gardner HERE