Design Homes, Inc.






Design Homes has always had a policy of building the best home available.  We build to the same state code as a "stick-builder," and use the same materials, techniques, and suppliers that a carpenter would use.  We generally exceed the specs of all other homes.



Kohler Plumbing fixtures and faucets

Goodman High-efficiency Furnaces (some restrictions may apply)

Certainteed Limited Lifetime vinyl siding

Mohawk LVF no-wax vinyl plank flooring

Certainteed Landmark Architectural shingles

Shaw stain resistant carpeting

Pella Vinyl Windows (Weathershield, Upgrade Pella & Andersen clad-wood windows optional)

Taylor exterior doors

Aristokraft Cabinets

Aker tubs and showers and Kohler  toilets

Optional Whirlpool appliances

Kohler whirlpools


Standard Features

(Included in the Base Price of Every Design Home)

16" Ceiling Insulation:   R-55

High-efficiency LP or Natural Gas Furnace or Electric Heat (Installed where permitted in zone 1)

(except Basic or Rustic Series Homes) (some restrictions may apply)

2x6 Exterior Walls:   R-20

Mohawk No-Wax Vinyl Plank Floors

20" Eave Overhang (approximate)

Shaw 10-year stain resistant Carpets With Pad

Certainteed "Landmark" Architectural shingles

Bathroom Vents and Range Hood

Aristokraft Cabinetry

Pionite & Wilsonart Kit. Countertops

"Marble-Top" Vanities

Ceramic Tile Backsplash in Kitchen

Kohler Plumbing Fixtures and Faucets

Inside and Outside Electrical Fixtures

Prefinished Oak Trim and hollow-core oak Doors (6-panel solid Oak Doors Optional)

200 Amp Square-D Electrical Panel

All Gypsum Board with Texture Finish

Certainteed Limited Lifetime Vinyl Siding

Pella Vinyl Windows

Delivery (in many areas--zone restrictions may apply), Crane Work onto Foundation

On-site Finishing--in many areas--zone restrictions may apply.

Applicable State Tax



(Specifications subject to change without notice)


Floor Joists 16" on-center in all homes

Center Beam:  4-Ply & LVL on all Homes

Sill Plate:  2 x 8

Double Rim Joists

3/4" APA Rated T&G LP TopNotch 350 Decking


Full 8' Ceiling Height (except Classic Series)

Double Top Plate Exterior and Interior Walls

2 x 4 SPF Interior Stud Grade Studs--16" on-center

2 x 6 Exterior Walls--16" on-center

7/16" APA Rated Sheathing

House Wrap


Exterior Walls:  1/2" Textured Gypsum Board (screws)

Interior Walls:  1/2" Textured Gypsum board (nails)

(Interior Walls plaster spray textured w/primer)

Maintenance Free Vinyl Siding Standard


5/8" Fireshield Gypsum Board (tape & plastered & spray textured)

2 x 4 Truss Rafters--24" on-center (16" OC optional)

1/2" APA Rated Roof Sheathing

2-Ply 15 LB. Felt Underlay

Self Seal Contractor Shingles

22" Eaves Overhangs (approximate--may vary with home type)

R-19 Batts & Blown Cellulose Insulation

Prefinished Rolex Aluminum Fascia and Soffit


Hollow Core Oak Doors

Trim:  Prefinished Oak Moldings

Exterior Doors:  Steel Insulated and Weather-stripped

Pella Vinyl Windows w/Screens & Prefinished Jambs


PEX Water Lines and PVC Plastic Drain Lines

Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Fiberglass Tub/Shower Unit

(Plumbing Through Floor Only)


Wired According to National Electric Code

Light Fixtures Installed

200 Amp Power Panel Standard with Home

Smoke Detectors Installed in Bedrooms & Hall

Bathroom and Outside Ground Fault Receptacles

All Copper Wiring Used (Type NM-B)

Some on-site Electrical work Included (if allowed by local code)


(No on-site electrical work in Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota.)

High-efficiency LP or Natural Gas Furnace or Electric Heat (Installed where permitted in zone 1)

(except Basic or Rustic Series Homes) (some restrictions may apply)--

(power, fuel line & initial start-up by others)




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