Falls rank among the top worries that older adults face in daily life, and not without reason. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older adults, and adults who are injured in a fall may never regain the level of functioning they had before falling.
The best response to a fear of falling isn’t avoiding activities that pose a risk, however. Rather than limiting themselves, seniors should design home plans that minimize fall risk so they can enjoy maximum independence as they age.
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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!
The Sloan house plan from Donald A. Gardner Architects is overflowing with curb-appeal, from the decorative wooden trusses adorning the gables to the metal roof accents. A country front porch greets guests and provides ample space for rocking chairs or a porch swing.
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 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.
Dering Hall recently released an article detailing the top 10 design trends for kitchens. We’ve created a round-up of photography from Don Gardner home plans to showcase how homeowners have incorporated these trends into their kitchen design. More and more, the kitchen is becoming a space to display unique craftsmanship and express individuality. From custom ceilings to two-toned cabinetry, these kitchen photos are sure to offer inspiration for your dream kitchen!
The Ambroise Home Plan 1373
We’ve seen double-height ceilings in the great room for years, but vaulted or custom ceilings in the kitchen are becoming more popular. A barrel-vaulted ceiling is a stunning addition to The Ambroise kitchen.