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HOUSE PLAN 1494 – NOW AVAILABLE

NOW AVAILABLE!
The Alice – House Plan 1494

This neighborhood-friendly design features a modern farmhouse exterior and a narrow footprint. The gourmet kitchen is designed around a cook-top island, features an adjacent pantry, enjoys double ovens, and has a window over the sink. The master suite is downstairs with a bedroom/study and two additional bedrooms are upstairs with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. An optional rec room and bathroom provide additional living space and a bonus room with walk-in closet makes a perfect guest suite.

Check out the front rendering of The Alice house plan 1494.

2522 sq ft, 4 beds, 3.5 baths

HOUSE PLAN 1465 – NOW AVAILABLE

NOW AVAILABLE!
The Oxley – House Plan 1465

This modest cottage is instantly charming with a stone-and-shake exterior and welcoming front porch. Multiple gables and dormers add dimension to this narrow design. The living spaces are cozy and create a continuous flow between the open great room, island kitchen and dining room. The spacious master suite is downstairs with the utility room while two additional bedrooms and a bonus room are upstairs.

Check out the front rendering for The Oxley house plan 1465.

2110 sq ft, 3 beds, 2.5 baths

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!

Find your dream home at www.dongardner.com

YOUR NEW DREAM HOME – ADDING A GARDEN

Planting a garden for your new dream home!

There are so many things that go into making a new house feel like home. If you’ve recently built your dream home or if you’re still in the planning phase, you’ve likely thought about how plants and landscaping help to complete the look of your home and create an inviting exterior. Maybe you have a favorite flower that you would like to plant or you’ve considered planting a vegetable garden to provide fresh food for your family. Before you start picking plants, you’ll want to determine what planting zone you are in. This will let you know which plants are most likely to thrive and survive in your area. Gilmour.com provides an Interactive U.S. Planting Zone Map for 2018 that will help you make informed decisions!

Choosing plants for your new dream home based on planting zones.

Gilmour.com – Interactive U.S. Planting Zone May for 2018

Things To Consider Before Hiring A General Contractor

Building a new home requires that you find the right home plan and the right team to build the home.

That team will be led by a general contractor. Taking time to plan when hiring a general contractor will help ensure you get a good fit. Here are some hiring-a-contractor tips that will guide you in finding the right one.

1. Start With References

Asking for recommendations will help you start the search, but look for recommendations from people who have worked with a contractor. Has someone you know recently built a home or done a major remodeling project? Talk to this person about his or her experience. If he or she had a positive experience with a contractor, add that contractor to your list of people to call. Starting with vetted professionals endorsed by those you trust should cut your research time significantly.