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Our Designers will walk you through the entire modification process. We revise every detail on the original plan affected by the changes, for a complete set of working drawings. Nearly anything is possible! Read more, or request a quote here.
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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.
The Markham is full of special details, all on one level
Home Design Quick Facts:
- Spacious single dining room with tray ceiling and screen porch access.
- Country kitchen with oversized pantry and a view.
- Huge master bathroom with vaulted ceilings.
Craftsman ranch design with European influence
Multiple gables and arches create an attractive exterior for this family-friendly home. The Markham makes efficient use of space with garage storage, a full pantry, and a spacious utility room just off the three-car garage. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and decorative ceiling treatments, and the master bedroom includes a sitting area and access to the back porch. A screen porch off the dining room features an inviting fireplace for year-round enjoyment.
Main floor, with decorative ceilings in nearly every room.
The oversized bonus room is 742 sq. ft. with 3 sets of skylights to brighten the space.
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The Spotswood Plan #1310 is a new floor plan with a similar size and layout – See it here.
The Birchwood Plan #1239 has a similar exterior and a formal dining room – see it here.
Get the details on this popular small home design, The Bluestone!
Home Design Quick Facts:
- Angled design
- Functional, open kitchen
- Huge utility room
The Bluestone packs four bedrooms and loads of style into a modest footprint. With an open and efficient arrangement of the great room, kitchen, and dining areas, a deluxe master suite well separated from the secondary bedrooms, optional office/study or 4th bedroom, huge laundry room, roomy screen porch with fireplace, skylit porch flooding the interior with natural light, and enormous bonus room over the garage, the Bluestone lives much larger than its square footage, and is the ideal family home.
This home was designed for people who love the outdoors too, with its inviting screen porch with fireplace. Two more porches grace this home, including a rear porch that features skylights and a cathedral ceiling.
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The Gladstone #1308 is has a similar layout, without the angled garage. See it here.
The Silvergate Plan #1254 has a finished walkout basement – see it here.
1401 vs 1239 – Which plan do you like more?
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Closeup of Plan #1401:
The side-entry, 3-car garage sits at the rear of this home…perfect for a corner lot. The lavish master suite has a large walk-in shower, separate vanities, and huge dual closets. The sitting area at the rear of the master suite has been angled to provide better views to the rear terrace and spa area. The island kitchen easily serves the formal dining room to the front as well as the breakfast room and screen porch with fireplace to the rear. A huge bonus room adds flexible space.
Closeup of Plan #1239:
A three car garage with extra storage adds space for a third automobile or workshop. Inside, each bedroom features a walk-in closet and full bathroom, while a large utility room is down the hall. The kitchen includes a walk-in pantry and central island, and the dining room features a buffet nook for furniture. The master suite includes a sitting room, porch access and dual walk-in closets. The master bathroom has dual vanities, a walk-in shower, built-ins and a vaulted ceiling. The screened porch offers year-round outdoor living with a fireplace. A bonus room over the garage has nearly 800 square feet of space for hobbies or entertaining.
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