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Home Plan 1513 | Now Available

The Janet home plan 1513 is now available!

This cozy cottage small house plan features a vertical and horizontal siding exterior accented by stone and metal roofing. Inside, the floor plan is bright and open with skylights in the kitchen and a hallway sun-tunnel. The gourmet kitchen is made for entertaining with a large island and bar sink while a pantry is just steps away for convenient storage. A rear porch takes living outdoors and receives natural light overhead from two skylights. A split-bedroom design offers privacy to each bedroom and the master bedroom is a treat with a French door entry, spa-quality walk-in shower and expansive walk-in closet.

Front renderings of The Janet home plan 1513.

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Donald Gardner Video Tutorials

Learn more about our website and the features and tools that are available through our video tutorials!

We’ve created some video tutorials to help you navigate our website. With 1100+ home plans on our website, it can be difficult to narrow your search down to just one design. When you create a myDAG account, you can save your favorite plans while you’re browsing our website to easily access at a later time. If you are trying to decide between two or more home plans, our “Compare” feature is a helpful tool that lets you view renderings and floor plans side-by-side. You can also download “Preview Packages” that will include front, rear, and side elevations and the floor plans for a particular design. Learn more about these and other helpful tools in the video tutorials below!

1. Getting Started – How to create a myDAG account

2. How to use myDAG Tools & Features

(Click on the tool bar at the top of the video to select which video you would like to watch. Or just click to play the first video and it will automatically continue to the second video.)

Contact us if you have other questions about the features of our website or about a particular house plan. We are happy to help!

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Number of Bedrooms | How Many do you Need?

How To Determine The Number Of Bedrooms You Need

Selecting the right custom house floor plans allows you to decide on the placement of your living spaces, kitchen and bedroom areas. You can adjust the floor plan to allow for optimal room flow. While picking out the right layout for your common areas, you also should decide on the number of bedrooms you will need in your custom home.You obviously want to have enough sleeping spaces for your entire family without having too many bedrooms that will go unused.

Here are some important factors to consider when deciding on the number of bedrooms to place into your custom home.

Number of bedrooms in The Hollowcrest house plan 5019.

The Hollowcrest House Plan 5019

Home Plan 1528 | Now Available

The Sloan home plan 1528 is now available!

The Sloan is overflowing with curb-appeal, from the decorative wooden brackets adorning the gables to the metal accent roof. The farmhouse floor plan is equally impressive with a gourmet island kitchen, spacious dining room and ample outdoor living. Just inside the garage entry, a pantry is available for easy grocery drop-off and the utility room accesses a side porch and features a laundry sink. The master bedroom is a luxury retreat and two additional bedrooms complete the first floor. Upstairs, a bonus room with full bathroom functions as a guest suite or media room.

Front rendering of The Sloan home plan 1528.

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Income Producing Small House Plans

We’ve all seen the VRBO commercials and heard the hype around Airbnb.  It doesn’t matter what part of the country you reside, there are endless possibilities for building and owning Income Producing Small House Plans.  Whether it’s the secluded lake front view just down the road, the great scenic mountain views an hour away or that magnificent beach location you visit every year, owning your own Income Producing Small Home Plan can be a great investment. Don’t put it off any longer, build one or more of these small home plans on a lot in your desirable location and use it for the occasional weekend getaway, and then rent it out the rest of the time. 

Front elevation of conceptual design 1560.

Income Producing Small House plans can be a great investment option to consider. Income properties can be rented on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis and here are five benefits to consider with this type of investment.