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Master Closet / Utility Room Connection

Simplify your laundry routine with direct access between the utility room and the master closet!

At Don Gardner Architects, we believe in an open-access design process. We release plans to our customers and builders from the conception phase, when they are nothing more than hand drawn sketches. This is done so that we may gather valuable feedback about what you, our customers, like or don’t like, and what features you are looking for in house floor plans. That feedback directly influences our existing plans and future conceptual plans.

One of the most requested features received has been the desire for direct access from the master bedroom closet to the utility room. In response, we have released a collection of house plans with this feature and we have even more that are in progress. View our selection of house plans with a master closet / utility room connection below!

The Jenkins – Plan 1496

The Jenkins house plan 1496 has direct access from the master closet to the utility room.

The Jenkins has dual walk-in closets in the master suite and one has direct access to the utility room. A secondary access door is convenient to the other bedrooms.

Outdoor Living Trends | Less Maintenance & More Enjoyment

Written By: Steven Kleber – Kleber & Associates

Homeowners have always enjoyed their outdoor spaces. After all, there are few things more quintessential to the American Dream then grilling hotdogs and hamburgers in a backyard on a starry summer’s night. However, the last two decades have brought outdoor living trends to a whole new level. What was once simply a back patio or deck is now an entertainment area, where homeowners and their friends and families congregate to socialize, relax and recharge.

The Jasper Hill house plan 5020.

Paxton Plan 1510 | Rendering-to-Reality

The Paxton Plan 1510 is being built in Knightdale, NC!

Tingen Construction Company will soon begin construction of our Design in Progress Plan 1510, The Paxton. In this rendering-to-reality story, we will follow the entire building process – from pre-construction to move-in ready!

Update: Completed Photos!

Front rendering of The Paxton Plan 1510.

Don Gardner Rendering: 2833 sq ft, 4 beds, 3.5 baths

Don’t be fooled, The Paxton is an optimal family home with abundant square footage in a narrow footprint. The open great room, island kitchen, and dining room promote family togetherness while a rear porch welcomes nature lovers. With two master suites, this design is ideal for multi-generational households. Two additional bedrooms, a study, and bonus room provide flexibility.

Self-Watering Gardens | Reduce Maintenance

By: Melinda Myers

Self Watering Gardens make gardening easy by reducing maintenance and increasing success!

Raised beds and containers expand our planting options. They allow us to grow edible and ornamental plants even where there is no plantable space to garden.  Use them to make planting, tending and harvesting convenient by bringing the garden to your back door. And fill them with pollinator-friendly plants to enjoy the colorful hummingbirds and butterflies that visit and flit past the window, deck and balcony.

Reduce Maintenance and Increase Success with Self-Watering Gardens
The Self-Watering Standing Garden’s large reservoirs maximizes the time between watering.
Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company