Watch Your Language!

Watch Your Language!

Tap into buyers' emotions with solution-based selling. The numbers are in, and they look good! The home’s width and square footage fit nicely, the exterior style plus design amenities should attract buyers, and the cost estimates suggest you can make a decent profit....

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Home Plan Co-Creation

Home Plan Co-Creation

You want your home buyers to make changes to your home plans. Let’s face it, you’d love to offer a home plan that’s right for each and every buyer, but realistically you can’t; therefore, you want buyers to make changes so the home design fits their needs. The tweaks...

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Multi-Generational Households

Multi-Generational Households

Today, about 1 in 5 Americans live in Multi-Generational households. By definition, multi-generational households have at least two adult generations living under the same roof. Traditionally, in-law suites were the design solution - in a pinch, mom and/or...

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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.

Expensive Lesson Learned

Expensive Lesson Learned

In another of the “it happened to me” all-too-real stories, when we moved into our new 2-story home, we were disappointed in how the second floor rooms were uncomfortably cold heading into our first winter. The main floor was just right—perhaps even a bit on the warm...

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Glass Care Center: Made for Entertaining

Glass Care Center: Made for Entertaining

Thermador's Glass Care Center dishwasher was made for entertaining. It is specifically designed with glassware in mind, and can hold up to 26 large wine glasses, giving it the largest wine glass capacity of any dishwasher on the market. Thermador paid special...

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Storage and Prep Kitchen in One!

Storage and Prep Kitchen in One!

Problem: You enjoy entertaining, but don't like to rush around cleaning up from food prep before your guests arrive. You have a large family and need additional space for storage, prep, cooking, and cleaning up. Or, you just enjoy keeping the kitchen clean and...

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

Letter from the President

As we reflect on 2019, we are pleased with the progress Design Basics, LLC, has made towards adding to our 2,800+ collection of home plans as well as building our brand by designing unique, well sought-after home designs, providing exceptional customer service, and...

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