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Standards can vary quite a bit from builder to builder, but this is a list of typical base standards you could expect to find in a new home. Things such as Granite, 9' ceilings, full masonry exteriors, stamped concrete, etc. would generally be considered upgrades.

Keep in mind that if a builder tells you they "include" all of the upgrades, it's really just you paying for it. Don't hesitate to ask your builder to take the upgrades out so that you can create a more affordable home. You can always add the upgrades back in later if your budget is looking good.

GENERAL FEATURES

2 Year Home Warranty
2x4 Exterior Wall Construction
Nailed and Glued 3/4" Subfloor (tongue & groove)
Ice and Water Shield on All Eves

EXTERIOR

20% Stone or Brick on Front
Stucco Exterior Finish on Front of house
Maintenance Free Vinyl Siding on sides and back of house
30 Year Architectural Asphalt Shingles
Aluminum Rain Gutters
Insulated Steel Entry Door
Energy Saver Dual Pane French or Sliding Glass Patio Doors
2 Car Garage with 16'X7' Steel Door
2 Decorative Lights on Garage
Front and Rear Water Faucets
2 Outside Weatherproof Electrical Sockets

INTERIOR

Oak Handrails and Balusters
3 Panel Colonial or 6 Panel Contemporary Interior Doors
Satin Nickel or Chrome Hardware & Knobs
Colonial Door Casing and Baseboards
Colonial Window Sills
Old World Textured Drywall Finish
Rounded or Squared Corners
Two Tone Paint in formal areas (Entry, Master Bed)
One Tone Paint everywhere else
Built-in shoe shelves within bedroom closets
Easy Clean Single Surface Bathtub & Shower Surrounds
Polished Chrome Plumbing Fixtures
Walk-In Master Closet (Varies with Floor Plan)
EasyCare Tri-rolled Laminate Vanity Countertops
Quality Vanity Cabinets

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

80% High Efficiency Gas Furnace
Programmable Thermostat
40 Gallon Gas Water Heater
R-19 Wall Insulation
R-38 Ceiling Insulation
Low-E Energy Efficient Dual Pane Vinyl Windows
Low Consumption Toilets

FLOOR COVERINGS

30 oz. Polyester Short Cut Pile (Typical $20/yd allowance)
Vinyl Flooring in Bathrooms and Kitchen

KITCHEN FEATURES

Stainless Steel Self-Cleaning Electric Range
Stainless Steel Hood/Microwave Combo
Stainless Steel Energy Saver Dishwasher
Stainless Steel Dual Tub Kitchen Sink w/ Sprayer
Garbage Disposal
Quality Cabinets
Storage Pantry (Varies with Floor Plan)
EasyCare Tri-rolled Laminate Vanity Countertops

OPTIONS & UPGRADES

Anything in our homes can be upgraded from the base product type. Unlike other builders, we don’t make money on upgrades. Instead, we give the credit that we had originally had built into the cost breakdown for specific items that the buyer wishes to upgrade and we apply it directly toward the cost of the upgraded product. We can include all of these numbers into the cost breakdown that is handed into the bank so that it is included in your loan or you can pay for the upgrades during construction.

LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Our base prices do not include landscaping and/or fencing. However, just like with upgrades, we can add either or both to the cost breakdown to be included in your loan if you’re approved for the appropriate amount.

SWEAT EQUITY

We do allow “sweat equity” with our homes, but because we like to keep tight control on scheduling and quality, we must treat you like any other subcontractor. For example, if you wanted to do your own hardwood floors, you would be given a timeslot to get everything done. We would expect it to be done within that timeslot and expect the quality to be such that it would pass inspection. As long as we have enough advance notice, we can work with the amount of time you might need to complete such work. We don’t want to give you 2 days if it’s more realistic that it will take you a week even though a subcontractor might be able to do it in the 2 days. At the same time, it can be difficult to bump the schedules of multiple subcontractors once they’re all scheduled in, so advance notice is important. Most of these items are addressed prior to construction in order to facilitate everybody and avoid scheduling conflicts later on.

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We can make any plan suit your special needs

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Custom stone and tile work

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Bring out the chef in you with our gourmet kitchens

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Don't be limited. We can always customize

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No need to build. We can tackle even the most extensive remodel

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    Orem, UT 84097

    Phone: 801.735.6314

    Fax: 801.224.7549

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