More Than a Feeling

More Than a Feeling

Most model homes are a beauty to behold, designed to elicit all kinds of responses from visitors and prospective home buyers. But we have five senses. Are you marketing to all of them? Touch. Some surfaces, such as flooring, are going to be encountered. Plush...

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From plan alterations to locating a builder in your area, find the resources you need for making your new home a reality!

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Separate Owner’s Bedrooms

Separate Owner’s Bedrooms

Having separate owner’s bedrooms doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t get along. It could be your spouse has a job with frequent “on-call” sleep interruptions, you work different shifts, or a medical condition, sleep apnea/CPAP machine, or even loud...

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Vital Signs

Vital Signs

Have you ever spent the night in a hospital room with a loved one? Oh, they may have a recliner that folds out almost flat, but you’re not going to get much sleep. The nurses are going to be coming in at all hours to check vital signs, just to make sure everything’s...

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Design trends, articles, and other resources to help you make important decisions about your new home design and included amenities.

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Separate Owner’s Bedrooms

Separate Owner’s Bedrooms

Having separate owner’s bedrooms doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t get along. It could be your spouse has a job with frequent “on-call” sleep interruptions, you work different shifts, or a medical condition, sleep apnea/CPAP machine, or even loud...

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Value = Practical + Aesthetic

Value = Practical + Aesthetic

Recessed “can” light fixtures solved the issue of evenly-dispersed illumination throughout a room that a typical light fixture suspended in the center of the room could not achieve, and eliminated having to clean those suspended lighting fixtures. But, recessed can...

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More Than a Feeling

More Than a Feeling

Most model homes are a beauty to behold, designed to elicit all kinds of responses from visitors and prospective home buyers. But we have five senses. Are you marketing to all of them? Touch. Some surfaces, such as flooring, are going to be encountered. Plush...

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Home designs and amenities to make your home ‘live’ the way you live.

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2017 President’s Letter

On the heels of the NAHB International Builders’ Show, I am excited about the reignited energy of the home building industry. If you were able to stop by our booth, you probably noticed it was hopping! I’m not sure how many people you can fit in a 10 x 20 booth, but...

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Beyond the Basics with Natalie

Natalie Wendling Administrative Assistant WHAT DREW YOU TO DESIGN BASICS? I liked that was a new industry for me. I do not have experience in the construction/home plan industry, so working at Design Basics would allow me to use my talents and experience in new and...

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Success at IBS!

Success at IBS!

Thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth at IBS – we really enjoyed visiting with you! Here are some photos from our booth:               We hope to see you again next year – Jan. 9-11, 2018 in...

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