Her Home™ Magazine

Building & Remodeling Insights

Research shows that 80% of homebuilding and remodeling decisions are made by women. Therefore, in January 2003, Design Basics recognized a need to publish a magazine for women in the dreaming or planning stage of building a new home or remodeling their current home. It didn’t take long for the vision to become a reality. The first issue was launched in September that same year. From the start, our goal was to provide practical information and a wealth of ideas to help women make these major decisions.

Unlike home decorating magazines, Her Home focuses on women’s perspectives on design, construction, and products for the home. It also includes input from leading women home builders and industry experts. The publication is written to give women the information and tools to make wise, informed decisions when building a new home or remodeling her current home.

Utilizing smart, fresh layouts and beautiful photography and designs, each article is written with practical, take-away value. There is a need for this type of magazine, and Her Home Magazine fills that need.


Her Home Magazine covers the trends and issues that are shaping the world of homebuilding and home improvement projects. Readers know that in every issue they will find insightful writing, beautiful photography, solid reporting, and the magazine’s knack for knowing what’s just around the corner in terms of residential design and products. Builders can order Her Home Magazine to use for their sales and marketing efforts – contact us today! 800.947.7526


About the Publisher

Her Home Magazine is published by Design Basics, LLC.in Omaha, Nebraska. Established in 1983, Design Basics is one of the largest home plan design firms in the nation, catering to both consumers and home building professionals. Design Basics has published dozens of plan books, some of which are distributed through national and regional chains, as well as custom publishing projects for individual clients. Producing this printed material is a professional marketing and publishing staff that includes researchers, writers, editors and graphic artists. Design Basics has received numerous awards for outstanding home design, marketing and business management.

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If your son/daughter takes a half-hour in front of the bathroom mirror getting ready in the morning, you know a shared bathroom can become a battlefield. Compartmented bathrooms (toilet and tub/shower in one area separated by a door from the vanity and...

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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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