WHY BUY DIRECT FROM DESIGN BASICS?
We have 19 answers to this question, which 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? 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 and read customer experiences with this new home building approach from Design Basics.
HER HOME MAGAZINE
HER HOME Magazine is recognized for insightful writing, beautiful photography, and current design trends and products in home building. Learn more about what's hot in designing, building, and product selections for your home. View our new home design trend articles.
INSULATED CONCRETE FORMS (ICF)
You can build a stronger, safer new home using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs). You'll also enjoy lower utility bills and better indoor environmental quality. We've worked with leading product suppliers to adapt many of our home plans to take advantage of the unique benefits offered by these products.
LIVABILITY AT A GLANCE™
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 Glance was born.
HOME PLAN BOOK STORE
'PREMIER HOME PLANS'
Plan Book Bundle
$16.95, includes shipping (U.S. addresses)
View all available home plan books in our Bookstore.
15th Anniversary: Jan's House of Hope
Fifteen years ago, Jan's House of Hope was constructed and sailed along the Eastern Seaboard. Design Basics was honored to be an integral part of this unique event. Read the reprint of the story here.
PROGRAMS FOR HOMEBUILDERS
Our Woman-Centric Matters!® approach is based on customer feedback, mostly from our women customers. With an understanding and appreciation for women's preferences of products selected for the home, we've been inspired to design our homes with innovative solutions for enhanced livability and style.
YOUR NEW HOME PERSONALITY
Finally About Me® - Your personality influences your perception of a home. What is your new home personality? It’s fun…and more than a little revealing into why you are drawn to certain features and amenities. And, it’s amazing just how much of your core personality is reflected in our home plans!
Read Our Latest Blog Post
Visit our new blog site! Categories for tips, trends, and articles makes finding the information you're interested in even easier. ... [Read More]
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