When you build a new custom home, you will have many decisions to make to ensure the house meets your standards.

Here are a few of the decisions you will eventually make, as shown by project zone:

Home Site

  • Handing of house (which side will garage be on)
  • Location of house on property
  • Tree clearing (if applicable)

Learn more:
Project Zone: Home Site


  • Basement – finished or unfinished
  • Windows – casement or double-hung styles
  • Front door
  • Exterior doors
  • Roofing materials
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Stucco
  • Siding and exterior trim

Learn more:
Project Zone: Structure

Exterior Design

  • Windows – cladding color
  • Front door style – stain or paint
  • Exterior doors
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Stucco
  • Siding and exterior trim

Learn more:
Project Zone: Exterior Design


HVAC system
  • Gas furnace with A/C
  • Gas furnace with heat pump (duel fuel)
  • Electric furnace with heat pump
  • Geothermal
  • Faucets
  • Sinks
  • Tub / Shower systems
  • Toilets
  • Bar
  • Sump pumps and back-ups
  • Gas appliances
  • Outside hose bibb / spigots
  • Many other options
  • Electrical outlet locations – beyond code requirements
  • Phone / cable
  • Lighting
  • Computer / Internet network and smart home connectivity
  • Audio system
  • Video system
  • Alarm system
Central Vacuuming System
  • Outlet locations

Learn more:
Project Zone: Infrastructure

Interior Design

  • Cabinetry
  • Countertops
  • Appliances
  • Trim moldings and door styles
  • Built-ins, bookcases, lockers, etc.
  • Mantles, columns, other millwork
  • Paints and stains
  • Hardware

Learn more:
Project Zone: Interior Design

As you plan the details of your new home, keep in mind that the available options vary widely. If needed, we may direct you to an interior designer to help with all of the choices.

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