A BETTER WAY TO SEARCH FOR HOME PLANS
Type. Square footage. Width.
These are the ways most people search for home plans. It’s efficient because it narrows down the number of plans to look at. But that’s as far as it goes. Such search “filters” do little to help you find plans most suited to how you want to live in your new home.
What if you could search based on what’s most important to you, your lifestyle and your preferences? That would be helpful, perhaps provide a few new insights and save lots of time!
Design Basics introduced Livability At A Glance® after the company’s research identified women primarily use four “lenses” when evaluating a home’s suitability for themselves and their households. Color coding the floorplans to highlight these four areas of livability made it easier to envision how the home would live. Favorable responses poured in, along the lines of “Wow! This plan I can understand!”
A NEW DAY
Now you can search home plans by the relative importance of
each Livability At A Glance® lens.
Preference indicators have been added to the home plan search
options, allowing you to identify how important each of the four
aspects— Entertaining, De-stressing, Storing and Flexible Living—are to you.
There’s simply nothing else like searching house plans based on their livability. Want to look at homes with superb de-stressing amenities? Select one of the ‘dots’ at the right on the de-stressing scale. Because you’ve prioritized what’s most important, the plans which show up on your search will likely be more appealing to you.
Searching plans by square footage and type can be useful…it helps you rule out some designs. But if you want help finding the perfect home plan, according to your needs and wants, search as to the home’s livability. You’ll discover the heart and soul of its design. Once you’ve tried searching plans by their livability, you’ll never again be satisfied with just the old-fashioned search options.
A BETTER WAY
Blunt search criteria such as house size and width keep you from wasting time looking at unworkable designs. Searching by the Livability lenses, because
you’re in control, is much more focused and relevant.
But when you start with perhaps 1,000 home plans, even after entering
your Livability At A Glance® preferences, your search can yield dozens and dozens of matching plans.
To further aid in your quest to find the perfect plan, Design Basics now lists the Livability Index SM for each Livability At A Glance® enhanced floor plan. Livability Index SM is a composite rating based on the home plan’s Entertaining,
De-stressing, Storing and Flexible Living attributes. The higher the number, the better the plan scored.
In addition, you’ll see the range of Livability
Index SM scores for the plans in your search results. Fun and intriguing, comparing plans by their Livability
IndexSM may help you identify easily-overlooked amenities that significantly contribute to a home’s overall livability. Of course, your ultimate choice of a home design isn’t as simple as choosing the plan with the highest Livability Index SM. But tailoring your search according to how you want your home to live and then presenting the most likely home designs first is intuitive. Livability
At A Glance® enhanced plan searches and Livability
IndexSM. Based on customer feedback—particularly from women—these unique new search tools from Design Basics have raised the bar, making traditional plan searches obsolete.