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Customize Your Dream Home

Features & Designs for New Builds in the Metro East

Crafting your dream home can be an extensive process that includes months of designing to get it just right. One of the reasons why new build projects are so popular for homeowners in the Metro East is due to the unlimited features available for customization. At Quantum Homes, we provide homeowners with an extensive list of standard, optional, and special features that can be added to their homes.

From energy-efficient systems to chosen finishes on hardware, our team handles it all from start to finish. Unique features and materials are what turn a house into a home. Reach our project manager to discuss possible features for your new build.

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Standard Features

Kitchen & Breakfast Room

  • No Wax Vinyl Flooring
  • Whirlpool Self-Cleaning Range
  • Whirlpool Charcoal Vented Microwave
  • Whirlpool Energy Efficient Dishwasher
  • One Third Horsepower Garbage Disposal
  • Ice-Maker Box; Laundry Box
  • Delta Single Level Chrome Plumbing Fixtures
  • 8” Stainless Steel Double Bowl Sink
  • Spacious Pantry as Shown on Plans
  • Oak Front Cabinets & Crown Molding-Several Colors to choose from
  • Granite Countertop Allowance

Master Bedroom & Bath Suite

  • Shower Door on Master Bath
  • Oak Vanity Cabinets-several colors to choose from
  • Convenient Linen Closets (per plans)
  • Chrome Delta Bath Fixtures
  • Fiberglass Tubs & Showers
  • Exhaust Fans in all Bath Areas
  • Anti-Scald Shower Valves
  • Freedom Rail Wire Shelving in all Closets
  • Mirrors in all Bath Areas
  • Cultured Marble Tops and Adult Height Vanity in all Bathrooms

Living Area

  • Choice of Premium Carpeting with a 6# Pad
  • Drywall with 2 Colors or Plaster White
  • 2 Panel Arched Doors and Trim Package
  • Caulked Doors and Baseboard
  • 4 inch Baseboards
  • Cable & Telephone Connections in Living Room and all Bedrooms


  • 16′ x 17’Insulated Garage Door & Auto Door Opener

Energy Package

  • R-50 Ceiling Insulation
  • R-15 Blown in Blanket Insulation
  • Low E Vinyl Windows with Grills and Marble Sills
  • Energy Efficient 14.5-Seer Air Conditioner
  • Energy Efficient 93%+ Gas Furnace
  • Soundproof all Wet Areas and Master Bedroom

Smart Buyer Checklist

Are you building your dream home? Don’t forget these essential features that are possible with our residential construction company.


  • Wood I Floor Joist
  • Water Resistant Sub Floor
  • R-15 Blown-in Insulation in Walls, R-50 in Attic
  • Soundproof Master Bedroom, Laundry Room, and all Bathrooms
  • Walls & Ceilings Screwed In 
  • Drywall, Skip Trail Texture or Plaster Paint; Two Colors of your Choice (Flat)
  • 4′ Baseboards
  • Caulk Doors and Baseboards
  • Marble Window Sills
  • Ceiling Wired for Fans and Lights
  • Gas Fireplace with Wood
  • Marble Mantle
  • Cable and Telephone to Great Room and all Bedrooms
  • Oak Front Cabinets with Crown Molding
  • Single Hung Low-E Windows with Grills
  • Freedom Rail Closet Shelving
  • All Whirlpool Appliances
  • Generous Lighting Allowance (ceiling fans included)
  • Copper Plumbing All the Way To Faucets
  • Sump Pump Pit (With Sump Pump Included)
  • Lifetime Basement Wall Leak Warranty
  • High Efficiency Furnace & Ac Units


  • Egress Window in Basement
  • Seamless Gutters and Downspouts
  • Roughed-In Plumbing for Bath in Basement
  • Stress Crack Cut In all Flatwork (Basement Floor, Garage Floor)
  • 30-Year Architectural Shingles
  • Insulated Garage Door with Openers and Remotes
  • Covered Fascia and Soffit
  • Windows Taped and Caulked to Prevent Leakage
  • Tyvek House Wrap
  • D4.5 Dutch Lap Siding
  • Brick Front on All Porches
  • Foundation Poured for All Covered Porches
  • Sod Front Yard, Seed Side & Back Yard
  • Passive Radon Mitigation System
  • 93+ Efficient Furnace and 14.5 Seer A/C Unit
  • 2 Frost Free Hose Bibs

Optional Features

  • Walk out Basement (on select home sites)
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Geothermal HVAC Units
  • Nine Foot Basement Walls
  • Chair Rail
  • Electronic Air Cleaners
  • Nine Foot Walls – First Floor
  • Crown Molding
  • Upgraded Insulation Package
  • Upgraded Door(s) to Solid or Pine
  • Coffered Ceilings
  • Oak Stair Caps
  • Decks
  • Trey Ceilings
  • Yard Sodded/Landscaping
  • Sun-Room
  • Central Vac
  • Buried downspouts
  • Stamped Concrete
  • Jetted Tubs
  • Upgraded Counters & Cabinets
  • Security System
  • Intercom System
  • 2×6 Walls
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Special Features

  • $1500 Lighting Allowance
  • Three Foot Wide Sidewalk from Porch to Driveway
  • Egress Window in Basement
  • Manufactured 30 yr. Architectural Shingles
  • Windows Taped & Caulked to Prevent Leakage
  • Covered Fascia & Soffit
  • Seamless Gutters & Downspouts
  • Gas Fireplace with Wood Mantle & Marble Surround
  • 12 x 12 Concrete Patio
  • Recessed Can Lights (3 included in package)
  • Tyvek House Wrap and D4 Dutch Lap Siding
  • Pre-wire for Ceiling Fans and Lights in all Bedrooms & Living Room
  • $1200 Front Door Allowance
  • All Copper Plumbing Pipes
  • 200 Amp Electric Service
  • Front Yard Sodded; Back and Side Yard Seeded
  • Rough-in Plumbing for Bath in the Basement
  • Lifetime Waterproof Warranty on Basement Walls
  • Champion Waterproofing (Rubber Membrane)
  • Foundation Drain tile to Sump Pit (pump included)
  • 50-Gallon Electric Hot Water Heater
  • Wood-I Floor Joist with Water Resistant Sub Floors
  • Foundation Poured for all Covered Porches