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A Great Elevation Helps Make the Sale

A Great Elevation Helps Make the Sale

Prospective customers rule you “in” or “out” based on your homes’ exteriors. It’s a fact. Overwhelmed by too many choices, buyers use shortcuts to narrow the number of home builders they will consider. One of those shortcuts is your elevation designs. Photographs can...

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Design Concept: Rear Foyers

Design Concept: Rear Foyers

Problem: Most families enter their home through the garage, but once you get inside, where does your stuff go? Where do you hang your jackets, stash your shoes, backpacks, handbags, etc.? And, when you leave in the morning how can you make it more convenient to get...

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Design Concept: Drop Zone

Design Concept: Drop Zone

Problem: Statements like, "When I get home, everything seems to end up on the kitchen table," or "Everything the kids walk in with gets left on the island," these and similar comments inspired one of our most popular Woman-Centric design innovations, the Drop Zone...

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Design Concept: Laundry Solution

Design Concept: Laundry Solution

Problem: You are constantly tripping over the laundry basket in your walk-in closet/bathroom/laundry room. It's something you need to catch the dirty clothes until wash day, but can't it be less troublesome?Solution: Design Basics' plan customization specialist,...

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Surviving a Downturn

Surviving a Downturn

How Veteran Home Builders Survived the Great Recession They've seen it all, 18% mortgage interest rates in the early 80s; a bottoming out of the market in 1993; the record prolonged upturn that lasted until 2007; the Great Recession of 2008-2013; and, the current...

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Storage…Just Imagine the Possibilities!

Storage…Just Imagine the Possibilities!

Special glasses? You understand it for a 3-D movie, but for a model home tour? Still, you’re intrigued, and you don’t want to be rude to the salesperson here in the home’s garage, so you accept the glasses and slip them on. Then you see it. Funny, you hadn’t noticed...

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Is Your Home Stressing You Out?

Is Your Home Stressing You Out?

It’s been a long day, and you still don’t know what you’re serving for dinner tonight. You slowly pull into the garage, careful to avoid running one of the side mirrors into the garage door frame (curse those eight-foot wide garage doors!). Fortunately, your...

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