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New On The Board - OTB Plans


These home designs Are Design Basics and Scholz Design ‘On the Board’ plans. While the designs are complete, the plans are not completely drafted and can take up to 20 business days to complete. All measurements are approximate.

Scholz Design OTB 55999 Scholz Design OTB 55909
Scholz Design OTB 55908 Scholz Design OTB 55910 Scholz Design OTB 55911
Scholz Design OTB 55867 Design Basics OTB 42256
Scholz Design OTB 55865 Scholz Design OTB 55866  
Scholz Design OTB 55914 Scholz Design OTB 55880
Scholz Design OTB 55913 Scholz Design OTB 55915  


View all On The Board home designs.



New Blog Post -- "Avoiding Common Regrets When Building Your New Home"


The moment you’ve waited for has arrived, keys are in hand and your builder is eager to show off the finished product. You are flooded with a mixture of emotions, relief, joy, exhaustion and you can’t wait to finally move into you brand new home!


Three months later, and for the most part you couldn’t be happier…well except for…


5 Areas to Consider When Designing Your KitchenWe’ve all been there, whether it is our first car or picking a major in school; we wish we would have done something a little different. When it comes to building a new home, what we thought we wanted doesn’t always end up meeting our needs.


So, whether you’re building your first home or you are a recent empty nester looking to downsize, join us as we take a look at how to avoid making some common regrets in your dream home.


First up we take a look at the kitchen.


Part I: 5 Areas to Consider When Designing Your Kitchen


Depending on where you are in life, can make a big difference not only with what you need in the kitchen but what you want as well. If you love to cook and you have a large family, you might want to . . .


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New Blog Post -- Happy President's Day


Over the weekend, my family talked about the different Presidential homes we have visited. The picture below if the home of the 'Father of Our Country". The other pictures in the blog post were taken on one of our trips to D.C. They are all day trips from D.C.



Can you identify each of the Presidential Homes?


Enjoy -- Greg.



See Design Basics and Scholz Design at the 2014 International Builders Show

See Design Basics at the 2012 International Builders Show




February 4-6, 2014


Las Vegas, Neveda


Booth #8610




Carl Cuozzo Paul Foresman Pat Carmichael Greg Dodge Joe St. Jean Dave Geisler



New Blog Post


The Kitchen Pantry is Evolving - Pantries got bigger reflecting our appetite for prepared foods. Then they...


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New Blog Post


The Kitchen Pantry is Evolving - Pantries got bigger reflecting our appetite for prepared foods. Then they...


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Our Omaha and Toledo offices close at noon on Christmas Eve and will reopen at 7:30am on December 26th.




Scholz Design becomes a division of Design Basics, focused on custom home design and complimentary services.


Founded in 1946, more than 100,000 families proudly call a Scholz design “home”. Well-known for their luxury custom home design savvy and meticulous attention to detail, Scholz Design enjoys an international following among custom home builders and discerning home buyers. Homes built from Scholz Design plans have garnered awards including the Best In American Living “Grand” and “Best One-Of-A-Kind Home over 6500 sq. ft.” awards as well as Metropolitan Home "House of the year”. Scholz Designs have also been prominently featured in publications including "Home Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens’ Building Ideas, Home Plan Ideas, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, plus American Homestyles. 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.

Design Basics is proud to add the heritage of Scholz Design as a division of our company. Scholz Design will maintain offices in Toledo, Ohio and joins the Design Basics family of residential designers. More...




HER Home Magazine Fall 2013 is out!


Her Home Magazine



Her Home Magazine


Education & Ideas For Remodeling Or Building A New Home


Fall 2013 - Digital Issue

Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:56 PM


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