Multi-Generational Living

Multi-Generational Living

By definition, multi-generational households have at least two adult generations living in the home. Today, about 1 in 5 Americans live in multi-generational households. Traditionally, in-law suites were the design solution -- in a pinch, mom and/or dad moved into one...

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Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future

There are many design elements that can be added to your home at a later date, but some things should be incorporated during the planning stages. Here we present two such items - one is an almost impossible change after the fact, and one will simply save you time,...

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Convergence

Convergence

Physiologically, we are drawn to natural light. That’s not surprising as natural light has been shown to provide numerous health benefits – both physically and mentally. Natural light promotes concentration and relaxation. Numerous studies also conclude that we’re...

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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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A Better Way

A Better Way

Last week, a builder client spoke with Design Basics Plan Alterations Designer Tricia Baker regarding Design Basics’ Livability at a Glance™ floor plan presentations, “It’s a better way to evaluate and compare home plans.” People told us it was hard visualizing a...

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Featured Plans: Laundry Room Design Ideas

Featured Plans: Laundry Room Design Ideas

Good Home Design Solves Problems. Here are some floor plans that showcase laundry room layouts to fit many different lifestyles. The Breckinridge (50021) - Note the pocket door laundry room from the owner's suite. The Redwood Cottage (42227) - A second floor laundry...

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