Housing’s Biggest Stage

Housing’s Biggest Stage

The NAHB’s International Builders’ Show and the NKBA’s Kitchen and Bath Show, were again held concurrently last month in Orlando. What were some of the highlights?

Home Plans. Two design aspects were particularly in demand at the 2018 show: dual owner’s suites (think multi-generational housing), and multi-elevation plan sets. Tied for most popular/top selling were: the dual master Cedar Glen II (with sibling plans Cedar Grove and Cedar Creek); and the multi-elevation Jensen plan set including the Jensen Place, Jensen Falls, and Jensen Creek plans.

Home Design Amenities. Not surprisingly, builders at this year’s show were looking for what’s new. Education sessions touted today’s trends toward family foyers with drop zones and benches, pocket offices, pet centers, prep pantries, and oversized, doorless showers as today’s must-haves – amenities appearing in Design Basics’ plans 10-15 years ago! Visitors to our booth were among the first to see some of our newest pre-trend amenities, including the innovative Stor-N-More™, Appliance Center, and Ante Room.

Developer Services. Being able to build out a varied, attractive, and cost-effective neighborhood using a small number of base floorplans with multiple elevations is a “sweet spot” with many of our land developer/home builder clients. Marketing services, such as rendered streetscapes and presentation plat maps garnered lots of attention as well.

Innovative Products. Here are a couple of our favorites*: Though they debuted previously, Brinks Home Security’s innovative “push, pull, turn” door handle sets really caught our eye. Whether your hands are full or for easier access by everyone, including the elderly, this is great technology!

The Beale MeasureFill pull-down kitchen faucet from American Standard. This innovative faucet delivers an exact volume of water – from half-cup to five cups – with a turn of the dial. A great time and energy saver when the faucet dispenses just the right amount of water! (photo courtesy: American Standard)

The IBS is the National Association of Home Builders’ premier event, made possible by the approximately 1500 exhibitors. Design Basics’ ongoing support of NAHB was recognized through identifying Design Basics as 1 of just 60 exhibitors belonging to the IBS Quarter Century Exhibitors club. In fact, Design Basics was the only major home plan design service exhibiting at the 2018 IBS!

Make plans to attend 2019 IBS in Las Vegas!

(*Product spotlights are for informational purposes only; we do not formally endorse any product or service.)

Think Spring!

Think Spring!

The first day of spring is a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start dreaming of warmer temps, flowers blooming, and…a new home!
What better time than now to browse our home plan collection and select your dream home?

Think Spring, and enjoy 15% off your home plan purchase* — now through March 9!

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*To take advantage of our Think Spring offer, order online or contact us at 800.947.7526 with your plan order and mention offer code 33SPR. Offer valid: February 19 – March 9, 2018. The 15% discount offer applies to construction prints only (PDF, sets, or CAD files), and does not include study sets, dimensional plans, or Construction License only orders.

One is the Loneliest Number…

One is the Loneliest Number…

Expand your plan library by purchasing a multi-elevation plan set and save an additional 15% off the already discounted price!

Choose from over 100 plan sets with two, three, or four elevations to create a cohesive, yet varied look for your neighborhood. Builder Plan Sets include one full construction print and one single-build license for each elevation.

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To take advantage of our Valentine’s Day offer, contact us at 800.947.7526 with your plan order and mention offer code 33VAL. Offer valid: February 1-14, 2018. The 15% discount offer applies to construction sets only (PDF, prints, or CAD files), and does not include study sets, dimensional plans, or Construction License only orders.

 

Ring in the New Year with $100 off a Home Plan!

Ring in the New Year with $100 off a Home Plan!

$100 off a Home Plan!

Now through the end of year, purchase a home plan directly from Design Basics and receive $100 off your order*.

To take advantage of our Holiday offer, contact us at 800.947.7526 with your plan order and mention offer code 33HH.
Offer valid: December 14, 2017 – January 2, 2018.

*The $100 discount offer applies to construction sets only (PDF, prints, or CAD files), and does not include study sets, dimensional plans, or Construction License only orders.

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