What is your sense of basic and not fancy? What is your designers understanding of basic and not fancy? You must understand that everyone has different ideas and expectations. If you want a plain website, with your logo at the top, 5 pages maximum, some plain text links to the other pages, maybe a picture or two, no contact form, 5 email addresses, little bit of colour, then to my mind, that is basic, nothing fancy. Be careful to what you say your requirements are. You want basic, nothing fancy, you get a cheap looking website that shouldn't be allowed on the internet. Rather be specific as to what you want and how you want your website to look and rather source for a designer that can fulfil those requirements at an affordable rate.