WHY BUY DIRECT FROM DESIGN BASICS?
We have 18 answers to this question. Perhaps the best answer is we are dedicated to your project's success! Find out more.
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 which 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 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.
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.
HOME DESIGN NEWSLETTERS
April, 2015, Great Design Matters - "A Visionary Builder. A Visionary Community." What would be one of Rhode Island's largest residential developments in the last 50 years lay undisturbed as the housing recession persisted and Rhode Island's unemployment figures ranked second worst in the country. The October 22, 2011, newspaper headline read "Economic freefall killing Exeter (RI) development projects." The article went on to state, "If you are a developer planning to create a subdivision of big houses on big lots, now is not the time to start...Except for the odd exception for Hugh Fisher's homes in Deer Brook. Deer Brook, off Mail Road, is the exception to Exeter's development woes. Sales of the mixture of housing units continues to flourish." [ Read Great Design Matters ]
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HOME PLAN BOOK STORE
The $16.95 'No Regrets' Plan Book Bundle.
Four "Livability" home plan books + Bonus HER Home Magazine! Includes shipping to U.S. addresses - regularly $21.95 - Order here today!
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CUSTOM LUXURY HOME DESIGN by SCHOLZ DESIGN
The Scholz Design architectural team specializes in custom luxury home design. Over the past few years, Scholz Design has applied their unique insights and understanding of consumer preferences to the creation of more modest-size active adult residential architecture as well.
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 a understanding and appreciation for women’s preferences of products selected for the home.