Personality Predicts Purchase

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 Me® quiz is even more intuitive, as your personality predicts what you’re likely interested in buying, in terms of your new home’s design.

While no two home buyers are the same, Design Basics’ research found that women generally identify with one of four different personas, which were given the names of Claire, Elise, Margo, and Maggie. Your answers to the 16 Finally About Me questions identify the persona with which you most closely align. It’s uncanny how knowing that persona helps identify what you’re likely looking for in your new home, saving you countless hours spent on items that don’t really interest you, while allowing you to focus on what’s really important in your home.

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Take our Finally About Me quiz and see for yourself!

We invite you to see how Finally About Me personality preferences are reflected in the four “Locklear” personality-based home plans. One basic plan, re-envisioned for personality-specific versions with multiple exterior designs, without changing the foundation.

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A Better Way for Outdoor Storage

A Better Way for Outdoor Storage

In cold weather markets, where does the patio furniture go when the snow flies? Usually, the garage. But some new homes are built without a garage, and some garages just don’t have the room necessary to accommodate your patio items. Other folks use a shed, but such outbuildings are prohibited by many neighborhood covenants.

An emerging new home amenity is storage accessed directly from the outside. So whether it’s patio furniture, sports equipment, bikes and big wheels or lawn and garden tools, thinking through such seasonal storage needs is essential.

These two plans offer a convenient storage space tucked behind the garage with access to the garage and the back yard. Let us help you customize a plan to include outdoor storage where you need it.

(As built by Fox Builders, LLC, Ontario, OH)

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A Crafty Solution!

A Crafty Solution!

If you enjoy crafting, sewing, etc., but don’t have a spare room or area to dedicate to crafting, the Craft Closet may be the answer! Installing shelves, drawers, and racks, you can keep all your craft supplies in one spot. And, you can leave an ongoing project “out” hidden behind closed doors. Depending on where the closet is located, you can work on projects while still interacting with other members of the household. Don’t forget the electrical for outlets (sewing machines, die cut machines, etc.) and plenty of lighting. 

The plans below offer options for craft closet placement. Whether you are building new or remodeling, a craft closet is an easy and handy amenity to include in your home’s design. 

The Underwood – Plan #50025

The Gonzales – Plan #29335

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Thoughtful Design: The Coffee Bar

Thoughtful Design: The Coffee Bar

One of life’s little luxuries is the morning’s first cup of coffee. Perhaps it’s the aroma that wakes you up, or just being able to grab a cup and cozy back into bed for a while, carving out a small space in your owner’s suite for a coffee bar is an amenity you’ll appreciate daily. You can design with a water supply line or a sink, depending on the coffee maker; and, even include a mini frig/freezer for creamer, ice, etc.

Coffee Bar in vanityThere are many configurations and areas to place your coffee bar, such as:

  • Right in your bedroom (as in the Locklear – plan #42074)
  • A cabinet tucked away on your vanity (as in the Locklear Manor – plan #42316)
  • In the walk-way leading into your bedroom (as in the Kauffman – plan #50012)

 

Or, maybe if you enjoy grabbing a cup on your way out the door in the morning, the coffee bar could be in the garage as in this homeowner’s requested design! 

Search plans with built-in coffee bars – on the plan search page, select “Coffee Bar” under the “Other Amenities and Features” drop down along the left search navigation. And, if you see a different plan you like, let one of our design specialists help you customize the plan with your coffee bar!  

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Brightening Small Spaces

Brightening Small Spaces

Hy-Lite Oval Window

Photos courtesy of Hy-Lite

Natural light is important for any room, but especially in a smaller space. Hy-Lite® has a line of decorative windows designed just for small spaces that feature beveled glass pieces, allowing for privacy without losing the ability to flood the room with natural light. The windows can be ordered in an array of design shapes and styles from traditional to contemporary. Gone are the days of simple frosted glass or glass blocks. Privacy in small spaces is available in beautiful design!

Read more articles in our latest edition of Her Home™ Magazine.

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