Have our Designers modify your favorite design to meet your needs.
Almost anything is possible!
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.
- 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
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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Take the new video tour through this European-influenced design
Graced with European flair, this sprawling one-story home plan invokes nostalgia in a graceful yet modern way.
Special details create a unique floor plan
Bay windows accent the guest bedroom, study, garage, screen porch and sitting area in this stunning design. A single column defines the open foyer, dining and great rooms. The kitchen and breakfast area spill into one another and overlook the rear porch. The 436 sq. ft. bonus room is not included in the total square footage and would make a great hobby room or playroom for the kids.
Positioned for privacy, the master suite of this house plan is in a wing to itself. A spacious sitting area provides additional space, while his-and-her walk-in closets and vanities are an added luxury. On the opposite side of the home are three secondary bedrooms. One has a bay window and the remaining two have walk-in closets. Two large storage areas in the garage are the ideal workshop or golf-cart space.
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About to begin the search for your new Dream Home? We have nearly a thousand plans to choose from – here are some tips on finding The One!
Advanced House Plan Search
You may already have an idea of your ideal square footage and number of beds and baths, but what about some of the finer details? Our Advanced House Plan Search lets you select foundation type, garage entry location, master bedroom location, exterior style, overall home dimensions, and dimensions for the great room and master bedroom!
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We have each of our home plans labeled and tagged by its features so you can easily find a plan with that special, must-have detail. Click here for the entire list, or check out some of the following:
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If you’ve found a plan that’s almost perfect, but want to make sure you haven’t overlooked anything, you can search for similar plans right from the plan page! Look for the “Similar Floor Plans” and “Similar Front Exteriors” links near the top right corner of any house plan page to view more plans you’ll love.
Browse our Photo Gallery of interior and exterior photography for an “up-close” look at our award-winning home designs. Photos can be viewed by Room, Exterior View, or Plan Number/Name.Our Flickr page, Pinterest Boards, and Houzz are other great places to browse photos! (NOTE: Photographed homes may have been modified from their original construction documents to suit homeowners’ preferences.)
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Don Gardner Architects has been voted “Best of Houzz” for the second year in a row in the Design category!
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If you’re planning on (or even just dreaming of) building your own home, setting up your own Houzz account is a great way to keep all your ideas in one place. Follow us to see what’s new, and save the photos that inspire you to your Idea Boards. Ask a question and our excellent Customer Sales & Support Representatives will answer within 1-2 business days. Have you already built a Don Gardner home? Please take a moment to leave a review!
Check out some of our most popular Projects on Houzz:
Craftsman Home Plans
One-Story Ranch Style Home Plans
Great Room Photography
About Us: Known as one of the nation’s leading residential house plan designers, we offer award-winning pre-designed home plans. Committed to excellence — from the attention to detail we provide in our house plans to the world-class service we provide to our customers — we strive to exceed your expectations in everything we do! Each of our house plans is a unique interpretation of the American family home and includes an open floor plan, custom-styled features, and abundant amenities in a broad range of house plan styles and sizes.