Outdoor Living Space...or Something Else?

by Michele Weaver 30. March 2016 09:36
Covered outdoor spaces are a "natural" opportunity for additional finished living space when you are evaluating home plans for their sustainability for you and your household. [More]

Rear Foyer Drop Zone

by Michele Weaver 22. March 2016 14:55
Studies report for homes with an attached garage, the door from the garage into the home has become our primary entrance. Inf fact, we rarely use the front door. [More]

March Home Plan Mania Bracket Challenge Results

by Michele Weaver 21. March 2016 15:46
Thank you for participating in our March Home Plan Mania Bracket Challenge! [More]

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Design Trends | Offers | Poll

Outside Storage

by Michele Weaver 14. March 2016 10:08
"In our neighborhood, they won't allow any sheds or storage buildings. What am I going to do?" "I have to keep the garage doors down because there's so much stuff in the garage it's embarrassing when people drive by." "I need a place for the patio furniture when the snow starts to fly." [More]

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Backyard | Design Trends | HER HOME | Patio | Storage

From the President

by Michele Weaver 3. March 2016 14:58
It is with great pride that I have accepted the position of President of Design Basics, LLC. Since joining the Design Basics team in the fall of 2013, I have worn several hats such as the Assistant Controller and Vice President of Operations. [More]

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General | History

It's Your Turn!

by Michele Weaver 3. March 2016 14:14
Each of these 4 plans are essentially the same, yet say very different things about the person they attract. Which style are you drawn to most? - [More]

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Design Trends | Home Styles | On The Board

Why Your Brand Matters!

by Michele Weaver 3. March 2016 14:04
No other purchase communicates more about an individual than the person’s home. It is the ultimate in self-expression. [More]

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Design Trends | Finally About Me | HER HOME | home builders | Woman-Centric Matters

Location, Location, Location

by Michele Weaver 26. February 2016 15:10
More and more we're being asked for a personal laundry center within the owner's suite and locating the main laundry off the rear foyer.  In a t... [More]

Specifications

by Michele Weaver 9. December 2015 16:40
Have you ever thought about your specifications sheet as a marketing tool? Isn’t the intention to present how you build your homes and the included features as a way to differentiate your company and position you as the “best choice”? [More]

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Design Trends | Plannng

Multiple Owner's Suites

by Michele Weaver 13. November 2015 10:02
For the past few weeks, we have been focusing on homes designed with two owner’s suites and the possible living situations that might warrant dual-suites. This week we’re going to focus on multiple owner’s suites and why you might consider this design concept. Not only for special living situations, but also for long-term or even resale value. [More]

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