A Place for Pets

A Place for Pets

A Pet Center - here's the backstory on this design amenity: Dogs play, get dirty, and aren't inclined to wipe their feet before heading into the house. "There's not a shower on the main floor, so I have to carry the dirty dog all the way upstairs to give her a bath."...

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Bathroom Storage Solution

Bathroom Storage Solution

Problem: Ladies have told us they would like to have a seat in the owner's bathroom...that we need more hanging for towels...and that the clothes hamper/laundry basket is always in the way. Solution: Design Basics' new Stor-N-More™ presents a cushioned seat with...

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The Power of Story

The Power of Story

“It’s raining in the basement!” shouts my 10-year old son, looking up from his video game. Upstairs, our 13-year old daughter is lying on her bed, talking on the phone. The laundry room sink, where she had been washing delicates is still running…and still overflowing!...

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Design trends, articles, and other resources to help you make important decisions about your new home design and included amenities.

A Place for Pets

A Place for Pets

A Pet Center - here's the backstory on this design amenity: Dogs play, get dirty, and aren't inclined to wipe their feet before heading into the house. "There's not a shower on the main floor, so I have to carry the dirty dog all the way upstairs to give her a bath."...

read more
Bathroom Storage Solution

Bathroom Storage Solution

Problem: Ladies have told us they would like to have a seat in the owner's bathroom...that we need more hanging for towels...and that the clothes hamper/laundry basket is always in the way. Solution: Design Basics' new Stor-N-More™ presents a cushioned seat with...

read more
How to Pick the Perfect Paint

How to Pick the Perfect Paint

Eggshell, satin, semi-gloss? What goes where? Here's a handy guide for what paint types work best in different areas of the home: Flat: Best for ceilings and low traffic areas; a matte finish is best at concealing imperfections. Eggshell: Best for rooms with moderate...

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Home designs and amenities to make your home ‘live’ the way you live.

A Place for Pets

A Place for Pets

A Pet Center - here's the backstory on this design amenity: Dogs play, get dirty, and aren't inclined to wipe their feet before heading into the house. "There's not a shower on the main floor, so I have to carry the dirty dog all the way upstairs to give her a bath."...

read more
Bathroom Storage Solution

Bathroom Storage Solution

Problem: Ladies have told us they would like to have a seat in the owner's bathroom...that we need more hanging for towels...and that the clothes hamper/laundry basket is always in the way. Solution: Design Basics' new Stor-N-More™ presents a cushioned seat with...

read more
How to Pick the Perfect Paint

How to Pick the Perfect Paint

Eggshell, satin, semi-gloss? What goes where? Here's a handy guide for what paint types work best in different areas of the home: Flat: Best for ceilings and low traffic areas; a matte finish is best at concealing imperfections. Eggshell: Best for rooms with moderate...

read more

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