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Design Basics, LLC, is a leader in the stock home plan industry. We design and market home plans for single- and multi-family homes via the Internet, catalogs, newsstand magazines, and home building industry publications. Our company has been recognized nationally for home design, business management, and the development of effective marketing products. This success has helped us define our mission statement – “Where Great Design Matters.”

Design Basics began in 1983 as a custom home plan design firm for professional builders in our local community, Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years we have expanded our offering to include a wide variety of home plan designs, plan alteration services, and professional marketing products and services as well as keeping a focus on custom home design. Our home designs can now be found throughout all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and other countries around the world.

Learn more about Design Basics and how we can help you find your forever home.

Woman-Centric Matters!®

Woman-Centric Mattes!® LogoOur Woman-Centric Mattes!® builder program has helped builders realize a significant increase in home sales. It all began in mid-air on a flight back in January 2003 when the president of Design Basics was reading an article in Forbes magazine about the impact of female consumers. Women directly purchase or have controlling influence in the purchase of 91% of new homes (Smith-Dahmer Associates, NAHB IBS). Reading the article was an “Ah-ha!” moment.

After research and development, our Woman-Centric Matters!® program was launched in 2005. A unique bundle of products and services were developed to support the brand as well as a training program on how to effectively market to female customers. The program continues to grow with Woman-Centric builders across the country from California to Rhode Island and even Canada!

Learn more about the Woman-Centric Matters!® program and how it can help you make more sales.

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Loving What We Do

In 2018, Design Basics is celebrating 35 years of providing home builders and home buyers with quality home plans. In an age where only 20% of businesses are still in business after 20 years, we are grateful for the many wonderful people who have contributed to our...

Memorial Day Promotion

Did you know the first Memorial Day was widely observed 150 years ago on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers? In the years following WWI, it has evolved as a day to honor the sacrifice of all military service members, first responders,...

Developer Services

Have you taken advantage of our many services we offer for developers? If not, now is the time to check it out! Home Design We offer over 2500 plans in our library! Multi-elevation plan sets -- a core plan with different elevation styles saves time and money. Custom...

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