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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, 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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Latest Her Home Blog Posts

Beauty is Within

Aesthetics and Livability Let’s look at a few of the sometimes overlooked or underappreciated floor plan design factors that drive cost. Staircase design, construction, and materials run the gamut of pricing. One guideline often used relates to the staircase’s public...

Design Adds Meaning and Value

Everything is designed. Look around you. Everything you see was designed. The ceiling, lighting, your chair, the wastebasket, the door. Design can make or break a business – just look at Apple’s outstanding designs and now defunct Oldsmobile for lack of design...

Without a Great Elevation, the Rest Means Nothing

I first heard that truism more than 30 years ago, and home builders, real estate agents, and home buyers agree, it’s still true today. When looking to purchase a home, buyers often use the home’s exterior – and specifically its curb appeal – when deciding whether to...

SIP, SIP, Hooray!

We have been looking at the fallacies of comparing new homes on the basis of “cost per square foot” because it’s nearly impossible to get an apples-to-apples comparison. Here we look at another apples-to-oranges comparison – building your home using structurally...

Intangibles and Hidden Costs

Home plans in hand, you may think your next step is to get three bids. That makes sense, because you want to get a feel for how much you’ll be investing in your new home. But why three bids? Are you automatically going to take the low bid? And how did the low bidder...

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