Porches, decks, and patios are an important part of your home, so we’ve put together a list of products that are perfect for your outdoor living spaces.
Building a new home is an exciting time. Whether you like to entertain or spend some quiet time outdoors, Don Gardner homes offer efficient layouts and outdoor features like porches, patios, decks and summer kitchens. Browse Outdoor Living Space home plans on our website, and read on to discover some great product ideas!
Trex has a lineup of low-maintenance, long-lasting composite decking in a range of textures and colors for your new deck. It stands up to weather and resists stains and mold thanks to its high-performance shell, and offers a soft, splinter-free finish with a deep wood-grain pattern. Their earth-friendly products are made from 95% recycled wood, sawdust and plastics. No sanding. No staining. No painting!
Many Don Gardner home plans include a fireplace on the screened porch for year-round enjoyment. Eldorado Outdoor Fireplaces feature an integrated scratch coat and are ready to be dressed with Eldorado Stone or Brick for the ultimate masonry appearance. Choose from wood-burning or gas, with additional accessories available including chimney extensions and seating walls to truly customize your space.
FEENEY CABLERAIL with LED LIGHTING
Feeney CableRail is a perfect solution for stairs, balconies, and deck railings where you want to maintain an unobstructed view of the outdoors. The new LED Rail Light Kit for DesignRail not only provides safety in low-light areas, it’s a lighting accent that creates a charming atmosphere for outdoor entertaining. Their versatile designs work well with any exterior style, from rustic to modern.
WALPOLE OUTDOORS’ PERGOLAS
Adding a pergola to your patio creates a shady, relaxing outdoor living space. Walpole Outdoors offers many standard choices, from straight top to arched-top pergolas with round or square columns in six sizes, and are available with retractable Sunbrella fabric canopies to provide shelter whenever the weather changes. Walpole will assist you in designing a custom pergola for your home, and PVC construction means they are long-lasting and low maintenance.
DANVER OUTDOOR KITCHENS
Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens offers a variety of products to create your dream entertainment area, including refrigeration, ice makers, pizza ovens, power burners, ceramic smoker/grills, and bartending centers. You can choose from designer colors and realistic wood grain powder coat finishes on stainless, creating a one-of-a-kind summer kitchen.
Any house plan can be dog-friendly with a little creativity, planning, and design!
From small space savers to over-the-top suites, there are many creative ways to incorporate living space for your Best Friend into your new home. Especially when it comes to the mud room or utility room. Here are 5 ideas from around the web to inspire you:
1. A pet spa in the utility room
A dog spa like this one makes bath time easy…no bending over, and a handheld hose for rinsing. Having bath time in the utility room keeps messes out of the bathroom and makes for simple clean-up.
2. Built-in feeding bowls
This idea is perfect for taking advantage of the unused space at the bottom of kitchen or utility room cabinetry. Install it under the cabinet where you plan to store dog food and other supplies to save time in your daily routine.
3. Puppy Suite
This glamorous layout is perfect for families with several dogs, or for people who provide foster homes for dogs in need. These “bedrooms” can be installed in a converted garage, finished basement, or even an extra bedroom. Easy-to-clean flooring and surfaces are essential!.
4. Utilize any extra space
What might have been a small storage area, or even wasted space, can be transformed into a dog bedroom. Neutral colors and dog-themed decor add charm, and can easily blend in with the rest of the living space.
5. Hidden doggie door
Doggie doors don’t typically blend in with home decor, so consider hiding it behind cabinet doors. Plus, it’s easy to close when you don’t want anyone going in or out!
Cat-lovers, we have a blog post for you coming soon, so be sure to bookmark our blog and check back!
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As winter weather has swept through the Southeast, we’ve been delighted to receive lots of customer photos of Don Gardner homes in the snow. We hope you enjoy them!
The Birchwood – Plan #1239:
This Arts and Crafts styled sprawling ranch has so much to offer the modern homeowner. Each bedroom features elegant ceiling treatments, a walk-in closet and an adjacent full bathroom. A large utility room is conveniently placed down the hall from the secondary bedrooms. The large, gourmet kitchen includes a walk-in pantry and central island.
The Becker – Plan #1293:
A Craftsman exterior and an efficient floor plan allow the Becker to pack a lot of luxury into a modest footprint. The expansive master suite tucked to the rear of the home provides privacy, while the kitchen, great room, and breakfast area open to a massive screen porch to the rear.
The Cartwright – Plan #801:
An arched window in a center gable lends style and beauty to the façade of this three-bedroom home. An open common area that features a great room with cathedral ceiling, a formal dining room with tray ceiling, a functional kitchen and an informal breakfast area separates the master suite from the secondary bedrooms for optimal privacy.
The Hardesty – Plan #1287:
Built by Ray Southeastern Design in KY
Siding and stone detailing add Craftsman charm to this ranch-style home. This four bedroom plan makes the most of space, with a large kitchen overlooking the open great room and dining room area, with generous mud and utility rooms offering storage and work space.
The Anniston – Plan #540:Interior columns define entry to the formal dining room with elegant tray ceiling. The great room features a cathedral ceiling and fireplace with adjacent built-in. Designed for utmost efficiency, the kitchen is open to the breakfast room and great room and includes a time saving raised counter for quick meals.
The Hollyhock – Plan #864:
- Built by Jaggers Construction in TN
Sophistication and charm combine beautifully in this exquisite four-bedroom home with wrapping front and back porches. A vaulted ceiling, multiple doors that open onto the lovely back porch and a fireplace flanked by built-in cabinetry enhance the expansive great room.
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The Marcourt Plan #1173
This sprawling one-story home plan is graceful, yet modern. Bay windows accent the guest bedroom, study, garage, screen porch and sitting area. 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.
Positioned for privacy, the master suite of this house plan is in a wing to itself. A 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.
Walk-out Basement (modification)
This modified version of the Marcourt includes a full, finished walk-out basement, where the customer has added a rec room, media room, billiards room, full-sized bar, and guest bedrooms.
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