Broken-plan or Open-plan, which is the best for your family?   I’m sure most readers have heard of open floor plans, but have you heard of the broken-plan? We get it, open floor plans are one of the latest trends in any new, custom home being built, or even remodeled. We agree, removing walls create a…

A custom homes is more than just a house. It’s where you enjoy the quality moments of your life, relax, entertain and unwind. For nearly 30 years, Design Homes has been your trusted, custom home builder in the South Dayton area. We provide a personalized building experience to ensure you receive the home you’ve dreamed of, while…

Bathroom mirrors are always a dilemma and often a forgotten last-minute detail.  Here are some decorative bath mirror looks we love, with tips, to help you both plan and nail your next bathroom update… Round or Shaped Mirrors Round mirrors, or any mirrors with a shapely profile, are bold. It’s important to find one with…

Building your custom home – Design Homes Building Process Building your custom, dream home should be fun, and with Design Homes it can be. We help guide you through every single stage of the building process so there are no surprises at the end. We treat every custom home as if it were our own…

Building a home takes a lot of thought and discussion, but have you ever thought about including your pet in this process? When building a custom home, most won’t think about the furry family member. For some, their furry member is just another part of the family, and their space is just as important as…

A Guide to Reading a Floor Plan for your Custom Dream Home So you’re ready to build a custom home, you have this whole house envisioned of what you want. You’ve even met with an architect to have this house drawn. You now have these pieces of papers in front of you. Multiple pages with…

Painting Your Walls Gray – A Classic Color Gray has been on the horizon for awhile now. You may have tried to avoid it, may have been scared of it or maybe didn’t want to go with the masses down that trendy path. However, the trend phase is over and gray is here for good.…

Most home buyers today will come with a list of must-have features for their new home. Whether they’re looking for a pre-owned home with these features or looking to build a custom home, we’ve seen a trend in what these specific must-have features are. We always try to accommodate this list, and make note of…

Creating a new home is an incredible journey that can be fun and exciting for your family. Creating a new home is a journey. Imagine for a second, you’re considering a vacation with the family, to an island resort. You’ve never done anything quite like this before. You have, however, done smaller vacations along the…

Selections can be a lot to take in, but at Design Homes, the selections process is super easy. Building a custom home can be incredibly exciting for somebody, especially if it’s the first home you’ve ever gone and built custom. You have the chance to create a custom home that suites your dreams, a home that…

Ten Reasons to Purchase a New Home: Sometimes building a new home is out of the question for some. Especially the young individuals just starting out. Although purchasing an existing home has it’s perks, so does building new homes. We’ve put together our ten top reasons for buying a new home. Anything from choosing your…

The Triple Crown is one of Design Homes’ most beloved custom floorplan, and is now open for home tours! With three-stories of living space, The Triple Crown helps make living with the whole family easy and enjoyable. We know that custom home building isn’t for everyone, which is why we remove that hassle for you…