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Holiday Decorating Contest 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That is, time for our annual holiday decorating contest!

Show us your best Clark Griswold-inspired holiday decorations by entering your home in our 2021 Holiday Decorating Contest! 25,000 twinkle lights (give or take a few), wreaths, trees, mantels, etc. – we want to see how you decorate your Don Gardner home for the holiday season! 🎄

Holiday Decorating Contest 2021
If your home is a Don Gardner design, we would love to see it all decked out for the holidays. Simply submit your photos to [email protected] with the subject line “Holiday Decorating Contest” for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card! We will accept entries until 5PM EST on Tuesday, December 21st. Please include the name and/or number of the Don Gardner home plan in your email. Exterior and interior photos accepted. Please, no more than 5 photos per entry. 

All entries must be received by 5PM EST on Tuesday, December 21st.
 
We will announce the winner on Wednesday, December 22nd around 2PM EST.
 
Happy decorating! We can’t wait to spread some holiday cheer! 

Modify Any Plan and Make it Your Own!

Have our designers modify your favorite house plan to meet your needs.

Modifying a home plan is easy 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.

Modify The Celeste house plan 1323.
The Celeste House Plan 1323
Modify The Celeste house plan 1323.
House Plan 1323: Flipped the garage location and added a third bay.

Cold Weather Maintenance Checklist

Prevent winter damage and boost energy efficiency by ticking off this cold weather maintenance checklist before inclement weather hits.

Cold weather maintenance checklist - The Mitchell house plan 1413-D

The Mitchell House Plan 1413-D

Fall is time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days and bad weather make outdoor work too difficult. You can also take steps to improve energy efficiency throughout your home. Laura Gaskill with Houzz walks us through Your Fall Maintenance Checklist.