Step #3 – Choosing the Right Features


Determine what features, possible upgrades and new options you want.

There is the usual list of features you know you want, but you may want to also explore some new features and options you may not have thought about and consider the future.   See even MORE features on our “Explore Features & Options” Page.

Please read: Each community has unique included features and upgrade options, so please ask the on-site agent for more details.   Most of these photos have upgrades or options that cost more.

Outdoor Living –  It’s a lot of FUN!

  • Covered rear porches & outdoor fireplaces can be fun places to hang out or relax at the end of a long day
  • Most of our plans can be built with one or both features
  • Some of our ranch plans come standard with a semi-covered rear porch
  • They come with electrical wiring for a TV over the fireplace

To view more photos of this home:

View this porch at The Hills at Hamilton Mill Model

The Barkley

 

Great Rooms- 2 Story or Raised with Coffered Ceilings and an upstairs Media/Loft?

To view more photos of this home:

View this Kitchen at Jacob’s Creek/Jameson Glen

The Arlington II

Bonus rooms, media rooms & lofts; The extra space you need!

To view more photos of this home:

View this loft at Parkside at Mulberry Model

The Turnbridge Plan

 

 

Kitchens! The heart of the home!

  • Painted Cabinets? Grey? White or Dark Grey?
  • What kind of backsplash? Dark, light? Subway Tile or brick like?
  • Add can lights & pendant lights
  • Some plans offer the enlarged built-in refrigerator
  • Add the gourmet kitchen option and get the cooktop and the double ovens!

To view more photos of this home:

View this porch at The Hills at Hamilton Mill Model

The Barkley

Guest suites on the main; The multiple purpose bedroom that can easily change as your needs change

To view more photos of this home:

View this at Settles Bridge Estates Model

The Barkley

Formal Rooms: Do you want them?  Check our our Flex Space Options on some Plans

  • Since there has been a decline in consumers wanting formal living and dining rooms, not all or our plans have them now
  • We created Flex Space in several plans to still accommodate both sets of needs
  • Flex space can be customized to suit your needs, as a formal room, study or, in some plans, an extra bedroom: Newport, Dresden

To view more photos of this home:

View this at Settles Bridge Estates Model

The Barkley

 

Mud Rooms  – We LOVE them!

  • We love them so most of our plans have them!
  • Book bag drop, wet shoes and umbrellas¦all in near the kitchen but out of sight!
  • Ask about adding cubbies or a valet area
  • Most of our plans have a mud room

To view more photos of this home:

View this mud room at Parkside at Mulberry Model

The Turnbridge

Owner’s suites on the main are great, but not for everyone!

  • If you have small children, it may not be the best as you will be going up and down all night
  • They cost more to build and require larger lots, so it will limit your possible location choices
  • These plans have owners suites on main: The Berkshire, The Dresden, The Prescot

To view more photos of this home:

View this plan at our Stonewater Creek

Laundry Rooms

  • Add cabinetry for more storage
  • Some plans have room to add a utility sink if you are pre-saling a home
  • A few of our floor plans now offer a private second door to just the owner’s bedroom closet

To view more photos of this home:

View this at Suwanee Overlook’s Model

The Castleberry

 

Butlers Pantry

  • Some of our plans offer the option to add a butlers pantry
  • With or without under cabinet lights
  • With or without backsplash

To view more photos of this home:

View this mud room at Parkside at Mulberry Model

The Turnbridge

The NEW Enlarged Owner’s Shower Option

  • If you have no use for a tub, upgrade to this enlarged shower with two shower heads
  • Available on most plans ranging from 5′ to 7′ wide
  • Add benches on the outside 

To view more photos of this home:

View this at most of our model homes, such as Riverbend at Mulberry Park

The Brunswick I Plan

Basements versus Slabs

  •  They cost $35,000 to $65,000 more for most plans for unfinished basement. All of our plans are built as full daylight basements most lots, stub for bath and several framed walls.
  •  Not all lots can accommodate a basement
  •  Usually it changes how you get to your backyard, as in you don’t just walk out the main living space but instead walk out from the basement
  •  It can make the lot more sloped with less flat space to use

 

2 Story versus a Ranch

  • If no stairs living is a must, then a ranch without a bonus room is it: Ashford, Brentwood
  • 2 Stories are usually less expensive than ranches because they can be built on smaller or more narrow lots
  • 2 Stories usually have all the bedrooms up, but there are exceptions:
  • Owner’s on the main: Berkshire, Dresden, Prescot
  • Most ranch plans have or offer optional bonus rooms or bedroom/baths up

To view more photos of this home:

This is our model at The Hills at Hamilton Mill

The not always obvious choice..how many bedrooms & baths?

  • How many do you need now is easy but what about for the future “ babies or aging parents may require more bedroom or a bedroom on the main
  • How many sinks do you want per bedroom, some people share better than others
  • Do you prefer a Jack & Jill type of secondary bath?
  • Do you want hall access only?
  • Would you like a bedroom that has it’s own door like a semi-mini suite?

Three car garages 

  • Most plans can have a 3rd car garage added to the front entry version IF the lot is wide enough to accommodate it.  There are usually very limited homesites that can fit these, so see the community for details.
  • Some communities ONLY have 3 car garages per HOA rules.  These also must be built with a 2 car side entry with the 3rd car front entry.  These plans are listed separately in the floor plans section for this reason.

To view more photos of this home:

This plan is sold at The Hills at Hamilton Mill

The Bentley

 

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