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As families grow and change, living space needs may also change. Up-to-date house plans designed for today's families must be flexible enough to keep up with these changes, to accomodate a rapidly changing family dynamic. Whether you are looking for a floor plan with two master suites, a home design with a three car garage or the ultimate utility room, you can find your house plan here in our selection of "Trend Watch" designs.

Donald A. Gardner Architects meets the house plan needs of today's families through extensive market research and customer surveys. As residential design evolves along with the lifestyles of home buyers, we continue to evolve our plan portfolio to keep pace with these changes. As new home designs are created, our "Trend Watch" selections will continue to grow, making it easier than ever to find a house plan with "timeless trends" such as Jack and Jill bathrooms, luxurious master suites or a Keeping Room.

Single Living Space Plans Single Living Space Plans

For today’s busy families, a more streamlined floor plan can make life a little easier. Our homes that feature a single living space can mean less to clean, while opening up square footage to be used for other, more functional, spaces.

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One Dining Area Plans One Dining Area Plans

Some families today find that formal entertaining spaces are no longer the necessity they once were. By creating a single dining space in the heart of the home, gatherings become more intimate, while the remaining square footage can be adapted for use as a study, utility room, or other more functional spaces.

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Rustic Influence House Plans Rustic Influence

Donald A. Gardner’s Craftsman-style house plans showcase the most popular modern amenities with a unique sense of style. No longer limited to antiquated cabins without modern conveniences, our rustic plans offer options that will reflect your personal style!

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European Influence Home Plans European Influence

With classic exterior styling and up-to-date floor plans, these homes are easy to love. Favorites such as complete master suites, island kitchens, and multi-car garages are just some of the features that will meet a family’s needs in a functional way.

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Gourmet Kitchens Floor Plans Gourmet Kitchens

With the increased popularity of cooking shows and television networks devoted to food, there is also an increased interest in house plans featuring gourmet kitchens.

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Jack & Jill Bathrooms House Plans Jack & Jill Bathrooms

In the not-so-distant past, entire families shared a single, small bathroom. More recently, today’s house plans include larger bathrooms, and more of them!

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Keeping, Morning, Hearth, Family Rooms Floor Plans Keeping/Morning/Hearth/Family Rooms

Recent trend watchers in the house plan industry are noticing that the living room (and sometimes the great room) can feel too formal for every day family activities such as watching a movie or relaxing with a book. With this trend, the need for a casual family living space has developed.

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Luxurious Master Suites House Plans Luxurious Master Suites

Everyone needs a retreat – a place to rest and recharge. Many choose to relax in the Master suite, a space outfitted with luxuries and comforts in a private setting. Choosing a house plan with luxurious master suite amenities makes relaxing easier.

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Second Master Suites Home Plans Second Master Suites

As homeowner’s needs change, the modern family house plan must also adapt. Whether you have frequent house guests, have aging parents that are joining your household, or "boomerang" adult children returning home -- a second master suite can add comfort and value to a home.

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Three Car Garage Floor Plans Three Car Garage

With the popularity of owning multiple cars or recreational vehicles, the three-car garage plan has become much more common in today’s home designs. Many homeowners need more storage, and use a third garage bay to hold lawn or exercise equipment.

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Ultimate Utility Rooms House Plans Ultimate Utility Rooms

As families get busier, running a household in an organized manner is a necessity. Having a large, multi-purpose space in your floor plan to handle a variety of household needs can make life much easier.

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House Plans with "E-Spaces"

Busy families need a home plan that not only emphasizes their personal style, but is also convenient and functional. More and more activities in the home are centered around the kitchen, and Donald A. Gardner Architects created "E-Space" to offer even greater floor plan functionality in the area where family members congregate.

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House Plans with Butler's Pantry Butler's Pantry

For the homeowner who enjoys entertaining or the family who thrives on convenience, the butler's pantry is a versatile space, typically positioned in a short hallway between the kitchen and dining room. Many butler’s pantries are outfitted with cabinets, small sinks, wine coolers or even a second dishwasher. Convenience and elegance are combined for the ultimate entertaining experience. Used as an out of the way prep space, a spot to hide dirty dishes after a meal, a display space, or for extra storage, the butler's pantry is an asset to any home plan.

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House Plans with Cathedral Great Rooms Cathedral Great Rooms

A cathedral ceiling can add elegance and spaciousness to any floorplan. Even the most casual rooms in a house plan are taken to the next level with a soaring ceiling. These high angled ceilings often reach two or more stories, and are typically featured in the gathering rooms of a house plan -- such as the great room, living room or family room. Donald A. Gardner Architects’ selection of floor plans featuring living rooms with cathedral ceilings offers a broad range of styles and square footages. From modest cottages to grand, executive estates, the growing Don Gardner portfolio contains over 500 home plans that feature cathedral ceilings in the great room.

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House Plans with Rear Entry Garage Rear Entry Garage

Searching for the right house plan for your needs and desires? Donald A. Gardner Architects can help! Our collection of Rear Entry Garage offers high-quality home designs in a variety of styles and sizes, for every taste and every budget! From Craftsman to Farmhouse home plans, from Mountain to Ranch floor plans, Donald A. Gardner’s collection of Rear Entry Garage offers something for everyone.

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