HOUSE PLAN BLOG


Home Plan 1528 | Now Available

The Sloan home plan 1528 is now available!

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.

Front rendering of The Sloan home plan 1528.

See all the details of The Sloan home plan 1528 on our website!


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.


Kitchen Trends for your Dream Home

Top 10 Kitchen Trends from Dering Hall

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!

Vaulted ceilings are one of the top kitchen trends.

The Ambroise Home Plan 1373

Double-Height Ceilings

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.


2019 Color of the Year | Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams has announced their 2019 Color of the Year! 

It’s never too early to start planning ahead if you are building or just redecorating in 2019. Sherwin-Williams has announced their Color of the Year for 2019 as Cavern Clay (SW7701). It’s perfect timing, as this hue is also a great fall color. If you’re not ready commit to a new paint color or even an accent wall, you can still draw inspiration from this earthy shade in your home decor. Cacti and succulents are a huge trend in home decor right now and just planting a few in terracotta pots is a great and subtle way to introduce this warm shade into your home.

The 2019 Color of the Year from Sherwin-Williams is Cavern Clay.