Home Plan Sale - $121 Off!

by Michele Weaver 22. August 2016 08:31
In honor of the 121 medals won for the United States, we are offering $121 off a home plan purchase! [More]

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Homebuilding Gets an Energy-Efficient Makeover

by Michele Weaver 18. August 2016 15:30
John Gerlach, a retired military civil engineer, liked the Design Basics’ Amanda plan. By purchasing the plan direct from Design Basics, he was able to work with our designers and make desired alterations, such as moving the master bath and bedroom for added privacy. But, the changes that really make his home stand out are the ‘green’ ones. [More]

Let Your Home Live Larger with Finished Space Over the Garage

by Michele Weaver 16. August 2016 11:23
Whether bedrooms, flex space, or an upstairs play room, finishing off living space over your garage is inexpensive square footage that makes your home live larger. But it takes careful attention to make sure this space is comfortable year ‘round. [More]

Beyond the Basics with Delores Ames

by Michele Weaver 5. August 2016 11:17
The people I have worked with at Design Basics have been my second family. We work hard, get along great as a team, very family-oriented, and flexible. I’ve had the privilege to work in several different departments over the 22 years I’ve been here, which has given me the opportunity to learn more facets as to how the company is run. [More]

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The Art and Science of Home Design

by Michele Weaver 2. August 2016 11:49
More than 100,000 families proudly call a Scholz Design® “home.” Well-known for luxury custom home design savvy and meticulous attention to detail, the Scholz Design® brand enjoys an international following among custom home builders and discerning home buyers. Homes built from Scholz plans have garnered numerous awards and the designs have been featured in prominent national and international publications. [More]

15th Anniversary: Jan's House of Hope

by Michele Weaver 18. July 2016 16:01
Design Basics has sold plans in some unexpected places. Its homes have been built in Alaska, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Australia, Brazil, Chile, and Japan. But the latest location was by far the most unusual--on top of a 150-foot by 60-foot ocean-going barge. [More]

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Beyond the Basics with Greg Dodge

by Michele Weaver 15. July 2016 10:29
I started as an intern. Design Basics was looking for someone with Paradox [database program] experience. After the project was completed, I was offered to stay on part time, which later turned into a full time job. [More]

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Optimizing Traffic Flow

by Michele Weaver 14. July 2016 15:28
When the weather’s nice, Mother Nature beckons for us to delight in her beauty. Whether grilling out or having friends over, the connection point, such as a door onto your deck or patio, can become a traffic jam. [More]

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"Alternative" Becoming More "Mainstream"

by Michele Weaver 11. July 2016 16:38
While the housing recovery has not been equally distributed across North America, one thing we at Design Basics have seen in 2016 is a surge of interest in alternative construction methods (Modular, Panelized, SIP, and ICF home building). [More]

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Garage Door Design

by Michele Weaver 7. July 2016 15:06
There are many elements to consider when designing your home's exterior, but oftentimes we overlook the garage doors--whether that be aesthetics or functionality. [More]

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