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
96% 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 with Baseboards Drywall, unfinished, not painted
Windsor vinyl windows with low-e & argon gas Generic vinyl window
Paintable Therma-tru fiberglass exterior doors Paintable standard steel doors
Granite countertops – kitchen Laminate Countertops – kitchen
Uponor Pex-A plumbing system Plastic plumbing (water lines)
Custom cabinetry Builder grade cabinets
42″ high wall cabinets with soft close doors & full-extension 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 primary None
36″ gas fireplace with tile None
7 interior door styles to choose from One choice on interior door style
Porcelain tile floors Vinyl floors
MinkaAire ceiling fan in Great Room None
Schlage door hardware Builder grade door hardware
Painted baseboard 5-1/4″ | casings 3-1/2″ Baseboard 3-14″ | casings 2-14″
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 balusters Builder grade railing – poplar
Comfort height vanities Flat panel – low vanities
5-star Home Energy Rating None

These pristine items can make-or-break a design when it comes to Luxury Home Amenities.