Design Homes vs. Other Builders

There are numerous reasons to build and buy with Design Homes. We are committed to giving you the best experience possible from beginning to end, and we can prove it.

Design Homes Other Builders
95% efficient furnace 92%, or less, efficient furnace
Concrete driveways (16′ wide) Concrete driveways (12′ wide)
Engineered floor system Standard floor system
3/4″ tongue & groove floor sheathing 5/8″ floor sheathing
42″ wide front walks 36″ wide front walks
Dimensional 30 year shingle 3 tab shingle
CraneBoard insulated acrylic siding Non-insulated vinyl siding
7″ siding panels 5″ siding panels
8″ tall garage doors – steel, insulated 7″ tall, builder grade, non-insulated garage doors
Drywalled & painted garage Drywall, unfinished, not painted
Simonton vinyl windows with low-e & argon gas Generic vinyl window
Paintable Therma-tru fiberglass exterior doors Paintable standard steel doors
Granite countertoprs – kitchen Laminate Countertops – kitchen
Uponor Pex-A plumbing system Plastic plumbing (water lines)
Water softener rough-in None
Custom cabinetry Builder grade cabinets
42″ high wall cabinets with soft close doors & drawers 30″ wall cabinets
Stainless steel appliance package – gas line & gas package Builder package  – electric – if any
Moen faucets Builder grade faucets
Elongated toilets Regular toilets
Comfort height toilets in master None
36″ gas fireplace with tile and mantel None
6 interior door styles to choose from One choice on interior door style
Ceramic tile floors Vinyl floors
Emerson ceiling fan in Great Room None
Schlage door hardware Builder grade door hardware
Painted baseboard 5-1/4″ | casings 3-14″ Baseboard 3-14″ | casings 2-14″
Full bath rough-in (in basement if applicable) None
6 phone and cable hook-ups 2 phone and cable hook-ups
9′ high first floor ceilings 8′ high ceilings
Wood railing with wrought iron ballusters Builder grade railing – poplar
Raised panel vanities – comfort height Flat panel – low vanities
5-star Home Energy Rating None
Design Homes owns many communities for your to build in Find your own lot, and it will cost you more