WHY BUY DIRECT FROM DESIGN BASICS?
We have 19 answers to this question. We cover four areas of our business.
Our House Plans
Our dedication to your project's success!
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What is a Woman-Centric home? How is it different…and better? Feedback from home buyers—mostly women—inspired the team at Design Basics to look at home design differently. Homeowner frustrations became opportunities for new, innovative design solutions for enhanced livability and style. See Woman-Centric design amenities Design Basics debuted that have become today’s hot design trends. Watch the video.
HER HOME MAGAZINE
HER HOME Magazine is recognized for insightful writing, beautiful photography, and the magazine's knack for knowing what's just around the corner in terms of residential design and products.
ALTERNATIVE BUILDING METHODS
You can build a stronger, safer new home using Alternative Construction Methods such as Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), or Panelized Walls. We've worked with leading product suppliers to adapt many of our home plans to take advantage of the unique benefits these products offer.
LIVABILITY AT A GLANCESM
Rather than starting with the elevation when looking at a house plan, women often begin by looking at floor plans. Which begged the question, “How do women look at home plans?” As we delved into this topic, we learned women look at a home plan to determine “how the home lives.” From this discovery, Livability at a GlanceSM was born.
Design Trends and Articles
Direct from our HER HOME Magazine, these design articles look at current design trends and products in home building and remodeling. Learn more about what's hot in designing, building, and product selections for your home. View our New Home Design Trend articles.
FALL PARADE OF HOME PLANS!
Special offer on our newest plans!
For a limited time, a select group of the newest plans from Design Basics and Scholz Design are being offered to you at a 15% discount. This offer is valid through Sept. 30, 2015, so don't delay!
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HOME DESIGN NEWSLETTERS
September, 2015 Builders Toolbox: This month's issue feaures Scholz Design Architect's Collection, Backstories, and our Fall Parade of Home Plans special. Also tell us your thoughts on the OTB plan and more!
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HOME PLAN BOOK STORE
The $16.95 'PREMIER HOME PLANS' Plan Book Bundle.
BRAND NEW PREMIER HOME PLANS collection + Four "Livability" home plan books + Bonus HER HOME Magazine! Includes shipping to U.S. addresses - Order here today!
View all available home plan books in our Bookstore.
THE ARCHITECT'S COLLECTION by SCHOLZ DESIGN
The “Architect’s Collection” is an evolving library of Scholz home designs each with complete, up-to-date construction documents created under the direct supervision of Joe St. Jean our chief architect, creator of all Scholz Design homes for the past three decades. See the collection!
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PROGRAMS FOR HOME BUILDERS
Our Woman-Centric Matters!™ approach is based on customer feedback, mostly from our women customers. We've been inspired to design our homes with innovative solutions for enhanced livability and style. We have an understanding and appreciation for women's preferences of products selected for the home.