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]
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]
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]
8. June 2016 16:01
How do you get people, especially the media, to notice what you’re doing? The following process isn’t rocket science and isn’t as high-tech as some, but it has worked: [More]
8. June 2016 11:32
What do you like best about working at Design Basics?
I really enjoy the people--even though we are a small company, we have a great team that works well together and takes enormous pride in all that we do. [More]
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]
21. August 2015 08:57
Forty pounds of dust, that is! Now, there’s nothing you can do to completely eliminate dust as clothing fibers, pet dander, dead skin cells, and items we track in from outdoors add to the problem daily. [More]
13. August 2015 10:32
No matter your answer, each of us longs to come home to a place where we know we belong. A place where we comfortably fit into the fabric of our surroundings – where we can truly be ourselves.
What is it about a house that makes you call it home? [More]
5. August 2014 15:21
18 REASONS TO BUY DIRECT FOM DESIGN BASICS
OUR HOUSE PLANS
You might assume all homes are designed similarly. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Decades of working with builders taught us to design with the framer in mind, ensuring the home’s buildability.
NO RE-USE FEES
Many designers charge a re-use fee when building the same home again. We don’t, when you purchase the plans directly from Design Basics.
We federally copyright our plans—your assurance you are not violating any copyright laws when purchasing direct from Design Basics. We protect your interests, too. If you believe someone has copied a home you built from one of our plans, we’ll investigate and take action when warranted.
NEW PLANS DEBUT ON OUR WEBSITE
For 12 months after their release, the only place to review all of Design Basics newest plans—is on our web site.
EXCLUSIVE CUSTOM PLANS
Some designers resell their custom plans. We give you the option of exclusivity.
OUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Design Basics highly trained staff has all the necessary resources to answer your Questions. And because there’s no untrained middleman, your questions/issues are dealt with promptly. y
When you’ve bought your home plans directly from Design Basics, eliminate any guesswork and avoid costly mistakes by contacting us for technical support throughout construction.
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU
Design Basics has been in business for more than 30 years. We’re not merely a web site, here today and… Lose a page from a set of construction drawings purchased 10 years ago? We can verify the plan order and send a replacement immediately.
SPEED OF PLAN DELIVERY
The quickest way to receive your plans is to buy them directly from Design Basics.
WE ALLOW YOU TO MAKE PLAN ALTERATIONS
Unlike some design firms, if you have the expertise to make changes to the plans we send you, this is allowed under our Construction License.
WE’LL MODIFY OUR PLANS FOR YOU
With modified by the our designer, you can be 100% confident in the quality of your plan alterations. Our fees are quite competitive - and when Design Basics modifies the plan, you are still eligible for full technical support throughout construction.
WE OFFER ALL FOUNDATION OPTIONS.
Some designers don’t, and you’re on your own.
DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS
CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT MATERIALS
Our Materials List helps deliver an accurate construction bid. If the roof will be hand-framed (in lieu of roof trusses) our Roof Construction Package provides all the details you need.
PROVEN MARKETING MATERIALS
Builders, sell more homes with the help of our professional marketing products and services.
We know what today’s buyers are looking for. Talk to us about your next project and we’ll tailor a portfolio of plans for you.
Builders who have purchased and are familiar with Design Basics plans can be listed on DesignBasics.com’s “Find a Local Builder” section.
E-NEWSLETTERS AND SPECIAL OFFERS.
You’ll receive email newsletter updates with emerging design concepts before they become trends, plus special deals!
HER Home Thought of the Day.
We belong to numerous business, design and home building professional organizations/associations to keep Design Basics products and services at the forefront of the industry.
Working directly with Design Basics really is your best way to get the most of your home plan buying experience. How can we help you today?
30. December 2013 07:40
Published Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, HER Home’s Thought of the Day is derived from our audience feedback as well as real-life experiences of the Her Home staff. This email series is designed to answer the question -- "I wish I had known about that!" This Monday, Wednesday, Friday email places in your inbox, solutions to common home building questions, design ideas, and insights into products to put into your new home or remodel project.
We had some great responses to our topics in 2013. Here is the 'Best of" for 2013.
All square feet are not created equal (part 1 of 2)
All square feet are not created equal (part 2 of 2)
The biggest architectural element on the front of your home...
The "disappearing" home office
Your walls will thank you
Why one-story homes usually cost more
Enjoy. Be safe. See you in 2014.
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