House Plan 1560 | Tiny Modern Farmhouse

The Montana house plan 1560 is now available!

This tiny modern farmhouse is ideal for a vacation home or a rental property. A metal roof and wooden columns highlight the front porch while a deck wraps around the side of the home with a bench railing. Inside, find a cathedral ceiling with skylights above the great room and master bedroom. Special features include a three-sided fireplace, kitchen island, pantry, and a washer/dryer closet. The bathroom enjoys a sun tunnel and a large shower.

Front rendering of The Montana house plan 1560.

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How To Take Beautiful Home Photos

Check out these tips and tricks for taking the best photos of your Don Gardner home.

Photos of The Rogers house plan 1383.
The Rogers House Plan 1383

Tips for Exterior Photos:

  • Be aware of sun and where shadows are cast on the home. You want to take the photo when the facade is shown in the most flattering light, with few harsh shadows. Especially note if covered porches are dark – turning on the porch lights can make a huge difference in the shot.
  • Make sure you aren’t including extraneous items in the shot, such as cars in the driveway, trash bins, or a mailbox or tree branch that blocks the view of the home. Also – it’s best if there are not seasonal decorations visible on the home when you take the photo.
  • Don’t crop in too closely so that you cut off part of the house. Try to get the entire home into the frame with space around it on all sides whenever possible.
  • Landscaping is important – a photo during spring or summer when leaves are on the trees and the grass is green will generally be more appealing than when the grass is dormant and leaves have fallen.

Kitchen Flooring | Pros & Cons

It’s no secret that the kitchen is the heart of a home — more than just a space for cooking, it’s the place where family and friends congregate, projects are finished and meals are shared.

Kitchen of The Celeste house plan 1323.

The Celeste House Plan 1323

Of course the kitchen needs floors that can stand up to the kind of ongoing use that the kitchen requires. How do you know which kitchen flooring options make the most sense for your kitchen? What is the best kitchen flooring for you?


House Plan 1535 | Rustic Craftsman Design

The Curtis house plan 1535 is now available!

This rustic ranch house plan features a stone facade complemented by arched windows and a metal porch roof. Inside, the great room is a treat with a fireplace and a cathedral ceiling with an array of skylights. The island kitchen opens to a single dining space and a screened porch with a fireplace and summer kitchen extends living outdoors. The split bedroom floor plan is designed for privacy and the master suite enjoys two walk-in closets and an opulent bathroom. Thoughtful details abound in this family-friendly design with a home office, library, pantry, mud room, and a spacious utility room. An optional bonus room and bathroom are upstairs for a future expansion.

Front rendering of The Curtis house plan 1535.

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Fire Prevention | Protect Your Home and Family

It’s important to protect your family with properly placed and installed smoke alarms. Remember, smoke alarms are only designed to last 7-10 years. If yours are over 10 years old, it’s time to replace!

Help increase awareness in your community about the life-saving benefits of smoke alarms.

Fire prevention tips to protect your family.

Statistics to share

  • Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
  • More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
  • The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.