Competing with the Big Dogs

Competing with the Big Dogs

It’s an oft-repeated tune – a national home builder moves into the marketplace, with eyes on becoming the dominant builder, or fast tracks the process by simply acquiring an established local builder. Thoughts of big-box stores moving in and local...

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Where should the stairs go?

Where should the stairs go?

If you’re building a new home with either a basement, second floor, or both, where do you want the stairs to be situated? Stairs located in the center of the home may minimize hallways upstairs but many times center stairs are an assumption at the design...

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From plan alterations to locating a builder in your area, find the resources you need for making your new home a reality!

Pet-Friendly Home Design

Pet-Friendly Home Design

Are your dogs treated as full-fledged family members? For many of the 4 in 10 U.S. households with dogs, the answer is “Yes!” From floor plan layouts to material selections to innovative amenities, pet-centric homes make life better for Spot and his owners. Studies...

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A Step Into Sleek Design

A Step Into Sleek Design

Hideaway Solutions has solved the problem of hard to reach shelves and cabinets in the kitchen with the STEP 180 pull-out cabinet step stool. Modern design lends itself to tall ceilings and cabinets, which can create a problem when they become out of reach. Hideaway...

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

Personality Predicts Purchase

Personality Predicts Purchase

You probably can't recall all of the "personality" quizzes you've taken over the years, whether they be to understand yourself, suggest a career, or identify your soulmate. Some are based on your purchases - and what they say about you. Design Basics' Finally About...

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A Better Way for Outdoor Storage

A Better Way for Outdoor Storage

In cold weather markets, where does the patio furniture go when the snow flies? Usually, the garage. But some new homes are built without a garage, and some garages just don’t have the room necessary to accommodate your patio items. Other folks use a shed,...

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A Crafty Solution!

A Crafty Solution!

If you enjoy crafting, sewing, etc., but don't have a spare room or area to dedicate to crafting, the Craft Closet may be the answer! Installing shelves, drawers, and racks, you can keep all your craft supplies in one spot. And, you can leave an ongoing...

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

Personality Predicts Purchase

Personality Predicts Purchase

You probably can't recall all of the "personality" quizzes you've taken over the years, whether they be to understand yourself, suggest a career, or identify your soulmate. Some are based on your purchases - and what they say about you. Design Basics' Finally About...

read more
A Better Way for Outdoor Storage

A Better Way for Outdoor Storage

In cold weather markets, where does the patio furniture go when the snow flies? Usually, the garage. But some new homes are built without a garage, and some garages just don’t have the room necessary to accommodate your patio items. Other folks use a shed,...

read more
A Crafty Solution!

A Crafty Solution!

If you enjoy crafting, sewing, etc., but don't have a spare room or area to dedicate to crafting, the Craft Closet may be the answer! Installing shelves, drawers, and racks, you can keep all your craft supplies in one spot. And, you can leave an ongoing...

read more

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