Ever notice how excited people on home improvement television shows get when they see a big closet? Imagine eliciting that reaction from your buyers. Well, these home plans from Donald A. Gardner Architects certainly make it easy, with capacious storage areas throughout, especially in key areas like the kitchen and master suite.

Bright Master Closet

The metal roof accents really pop on the exterior of this 2,607-square-foot design. Another feature to love is the big dining room next to the kitchen, which takes the place of a formal dining room and separate breakfast nook. Skylights on the porch draw in extra light for outdoor enjoyment. The master walk-in closet also draws in light, so owners can see more clearly while picking out outfits. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Extra Space in Garage, Plus Bonus Room Upstairs

Shelves in the garage next to a side entrance make this a smart area for storing tools and such. In the kitchen, a walk-in pantry holds plenty of groceries within easy reach of the peninsula counter. And the master suite gives owners a large walk-in closet. A large bonus space upstairs can become just about anything. But the real draw in summer will be the back porch, which connects to a screen porch with a fireplace for versatile outdoor entertaining. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Great Fit for a Narrow Lot

Building on a smallish lot? Not a problem. This compact design makes good use of square footage with an open layout. Special touches include decorative ceiling treatments in the great room and dining area, bright nooks in the master suite, and skylights in the versatile bonus room. Each bedroom boasts a walk-in closet. See more images, information, and the floor plans.

Optional Suite for In-Laws/Young Adults

Modern farmhouse style feels both on-trend and classic. Inside, the master suite is easy to reach on the main floor, where it pampers owners with a large shower, separate tub, and two sinks in its private bathroom. Near the front, a guest suite stands ready for visitors. Another option for family members, whether visiting or live-in, is the bonus room upstairs, which can be finished to offer a large suite for a young adult (or perhaps even grandkids). See more images, information, and the floor plans.