Oversized Utility Room

Small laundry rooms are becoming a thing of the past. With growing families and an increase need for storage space, the size of utility rooms is now an essential element when designing new house plans. Laundry rooms aren't just of housing the washer and dryer anymore. They can be used for craft rooms, folding and ironing, additional storage and even space for pets and all of their gear.

Our house plan 1371, The Drake, is designed with an oversized garage to easily accommodate 3 vehicles with room left over for storage. The three car garage enters across from the walk-in pantry into a mud room and the nearby utility room has outdoor access under a covered porch. Donald Gardner Architects, Inc has designed houses with this need in mind. Our house plan 1373, The Ambroise, is designed with an oversized utility room to easily accommodate the washer/dryer, a utility sink and plenty of cabinet and counter space. This utility room is conveniently located just off the garage entry hallway and adjacent to the kitchen and even has a separate entry from the front porch which makes a great mud room entry as well. This utility room is perfect for any size family!

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House Plan The Lehman
House Plan The Lehman
  • 3218Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

This small-footprint home is designed with family-living in mind. The master suite and three bedrooms are upstairs, with an oversized utility room nearby. A bonus attic is above with an abundance of space for a theater or game room. The main floor is thoughtfully arranged with an island kitchen that accesses a butler's pantry and storage pantry on the way to the dining room. Cozy and inviting, the great room offers a fireplace, coffered ceiling, and entry to the rear porch. A bedroom/study is perfect for a guest suite or office and a mud room is ideal for dropping bags and coats.

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House Plan The Stella
House Plan The Stella
  • 3403Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

The Stella home plan doesn't sacrifice square footage or comfort to achieve a narrow footprint. This stylish exterior features sloping roof lines, arched windows, stone accents, and a front porch framed in columns. Interior columns divide the open great room and dining room and the island kitchen leads the way to a pocket office, pantry, mud room, and spacious utility room. The master suite expands to the rear of the home with an intricate tray ceiling and bayed sitting room. Take living outdoors with rear porches and a patio. Upstairs, two bedrooms are separated for privacy, each with a full bathroom and walk-in closet. A library with built-in shelves welcomes an extensive book collection.

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House Plan The Blarney
House Plan The Blarney
  • 3102Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This classic exterior features an arched entry framed in tapered, square columns. Twin gables with a single center dormer provide simplicity. The two-story great room features a fireplace and built-in shelves and the open floor plan flows into the single dining room and island kitchen. A symmetrical master suite offers spacious relaxation. Find three bedrooms and two full bathrooms upstairs.

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House Plan The Ambroise
House Plan The Ambroise
  • 3045Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This Craftsman exterior is veiled in stone and shakes, topped with shed dormers and cupolas, and accented with arches and columns. The foyer reveals an open library lined with built-in book shelves. A large island kitchen is flanked by a large walk-in pantry and a storage closet. The great room opens to a covered porch while a single dining space is adjacent to the screened porch with fireplace and decorative ceiling. The master suite features dual walk-in closets with sun tunnels and a luxurious bathroom. A bedroom/study offers flexible space and two additional bedrooms are available, each with a full bath and walk-in closet. The garage offers a workshop and private entry and a bonus room overhead.

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House Plan The Sandy Creek
House Plan The Sandy Creek
  • 3123Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

Ideal for lakefront or mountain lots, this hillside walkout home features Craftsman styling throughout. Coffered ceilings top the bedroom/study and great room, a column marks the entrance to the kitchen and dining room, and plenty of windows line the rear of the home. The back porch is massive, with skylights and a vaulted ceiling. The screened porch is perfect for outdoor meals with its summer kitchen. A home elevator provides easy access to the finished lower level with bedrooms and a rec room.

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House Plan The Elise
House Plan The Elise
  • 3062Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 1.5Stories

This Craftsman exterior is highlighted with multiple front-facing gables and accented by arched windows. Front porch arches mirror the windows and columns provide definition. The front porch leads into a spacious foyer with coat closet and nearby, the study offers a full closet and adjacent bathroom. The two-story great room welcomes rear views and a fireplace and built-ins are instantly welcoming. A coffered ceiling tops the dining room and a column creates distinction from the open kitchen. A central island with sink simplifies meal prep and an over-sized walk-in pantry is just steps away. A multi-functional utility room and mudroom, with seating area and storage closet, provide much needed organization for busy households. After gardening or yard work, a side entry porch allows entry directly to the mudroom for easy cleanup. Completing the first floor is an opulent master suite with sitting room, dual walk-in closets, and a luxury bathroom. Rear porches, including a screened porch with fireplace and summer kitchen, bring the joy of indoor entertaining to the outdoors. Two sets of stairs provide access to the second floor. The open great room is visible from the balcony above offering a loft with desk and built-in shelves. Two bedrooms share a bath and a bonus room provides space for future expansion.

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House Plan The Lawrenceville
House Plan The Lawrenceville
  • 3626Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3.5Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This stately Country design is overflowing with special amenities that make living easy for busy families. A garage workshop and a large family studio provide space for projects and household tasks. The kitchen is open to a morning room, dining room, and great room, with a walk-in pantry and e-space nearby. A wet bar, wine cellar, and screened porch make the morning room a favorite place to relax. A well-appointed master suite and study lined with bookshelves complete the main floor. Upstairs, a walkway is open to below, connecting three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a bonus room.

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House Plan The Ferris
House Plan The Ferris
  • 2115Total Sq. Ft.
  • 3Bedrooms
  • 2Bathrooms
  • 1Stories

This Craftsman ranch house plan lives much larger than its square footage. The large island kitchen serves both a single dining area and an expansive great room. The flexible study/bedroom allows the house plan to be configured with either two or three bedrooms, with the master suite well separated. A large bonus room offers expansion opportunities, and extra storage is abundant with a walk-in pantry and spacious utility room. A large rear porch and screen porch open the rear to the outdoors of this house plan.

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House Plan The Braxton
House Plan The Braxton
  • 2876Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 3Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This two-story Craftsman home welcomes with a stunning curved staircase in the foyer, opposite a study/bedroom. The great room, kitchen, and dining room are open and surrounded by windows for rear and side views. The master suite includes a bayed sitting area, two walk-in closets, a linen closet, and a spacious bathroom. The upstairs is open to below, with two bedrooms sharing a Jack-and-Jill bathroom and an oversized bonus room.

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House Plan The Mosscliff
House Plan The Mosscliff
  • 2993Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

Perfect for a view lot, the Mosscliff brings tons of livability in an efficient walkout basement home. An island kitchen serves a single dining area and great room, and accesses a massive utility room and pantry conveniently close to the garage entry. Two covered porches downstairs, and front and rear porches plus a screen porch upstairs bring the outside in.

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House Plan The Hedlund
House Plan The Hedlund
  • 3347Total Sq. Ft.
  • 5Bedrooms
  • 4.5Bathrooms
  • 3Stories

This stone-and-shake home plan features a whimsical exterior with sloping gables, arched elements, and metal accents. Exceptional details highlight the first floor, from the island kitchen and oversized walk-in pantry to the multi-functional utility room. Expect royal-treatment from the master suite with a vast, tray ceiling topped bedroom, abundant closet space, and an opulent bath. The second floor offers secondary bedrooms, a bonus room, and a convenient laundry chute. Bonus space on the third floor is a treat for the homeowner to add a home theater, game room, or gym.

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House Plan The Mahoney
House Plan The Mahoney
  • 2769Total Sq. Ft.
  • 4Bedrooms
  • 4Bathrooms
  • 2Stories

This two-story cottage provides plenty of open living space in a compact footprint. The foyer and great room are open to the upstairs balcony, and the back porch can be accessed from the great room, master bedroom, and single dining room. Extra storage can be found in the garage, utility room, and kitchen pantry, while an enormous bonus room adds flexible living space.




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