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Design Basics - DE-STRESSING

Part 5 in an 8 part series

1. Relax Outdoors.

Buyers share their dreams of breezy afternoons spent reading (or napping!) outdoors. Whether to the front or rear of the home, many people like to relax by connecting with Mother Nature!

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Half of new home buyers primarily view outdoor living as entertaining space and half think of it as a place to unwind and relax. Some home designs offer both!


Design Basics home plan #50014


Design Basics DiMarco Plan #50014 2,476 sq. ft.

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The # of steps saved carrying laundry when choosing the alternate owner’s suite (above) with direct laundry / closet connection.

2. Direct Connection.

In the DiMarco’s original layout, the Owner’s Suite has a “retreat”/ sitting area separated from the bedroom by a see-thru fireplace and morning bar. Our alternative Owner’s Suite layout deletes that sitting area in favor of a more spacious bedroom, bath with tub and shower, plus walk-in closet with laundry room access via a pocket door.


3. Long Hot Soak vs. Spa Shower.

78% “How often do you use the tub in your master bath?” Over 4,000 people responded to our poll question. 78% said “NEVER!”
It might not match up to reality, but lots of buyers still dream of relaxing in a soaking tub. That’s why you need two owner’s bath layouts—one with a tub and a tubless version with deluxe spa-type shower.


4. Dual Sinks, Dual Vanities.

Reducing schedule conflicts by having two sinks in a bathroom is well-understood. But when space permits, separate vanities offer “me” space for personal items such as hair care, cosmetics and shaving. Dual vanities also offers an aesthetically-pleasing option for staggering the vanity heights, a welcome amenity when one user is much taller!


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11112 John Galt Blvd. Omaha, NE 68137

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Pre-Show Email Series


Entertaining Part 1

Entertaining Part 2

Flexible Living Part 1

Flexible Living Part 2

De-Stressing Part 1

De-Stressing Part 2 - Coming Soon

Storage Part 1 - Coming Soon

Storage Part 2 - Coming Soon