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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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A New Twist on an Old Favorite

A New Twist on an Old Favorite

The modern farm house design has reached an all-time high in popularity. Though, you may wonder how this modern  differs from a traditional farm house design? In this example, the Troon Manor (plan #9166) takes the Farm House Design and ups the ante. With highly...

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Memorable and Engaging Marketing

Memorable and Engaging Marketing

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted.” “…the trouble is I don’t know which half,” uttered back in the 1800s by John Wanamaker, the Philadelphia marketing pioneer whose department stores ultimately became part of Macy’s; Wanamaker’s words still ring true...

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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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Great Design Matters: Homes By Brian, Inc.

Great Design Matters: Homes By Brian, Inc.

He’s never had another job. His father has been in construction for over 50 years. In fact, Brian Lantz started working for his father in home building when he was just 10 years old! In 1988, Brian went out on his own, founding Homes By Brian, Inc. The secret to his...

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