benchmark features

Dreambuilder 16

Dreambuilder 16

At Dreambuilder Custom Homes, we have no standard features like other builders do because your home is customized with whatever features you decide to include. However, in order to provide you with a frame of reference for value and comparison, we have defined a ‘benchmark’ of included features that would typically be part of any Dreambuilder home.  Of course, any of our Benchmark Features can be changed to suit the client’s wishes.

First and foremost, all of our homes include our DreamDesign elements, our exclusive collection of features that maximize square footage, livability and value while incorporating the very latest in design trends, architecture and materials.


  • 3-course stemwall to raise home off-grade and increase curb appeal
  • 2×6 exterior wall framing
  • Richly textured elevations that include a variety of stucco, stone, lap and shingle siding, and board-and-batten siding (per plan)
  • ZIP System wall sheathing with built-in moisture protection (housewrap)
  • James Hardie brand siding
  • Choice of low maintenance vinyl eaves or James Hardie soffit/fascia
  • Three-step stucco process
  • Fiberglass exterior doors with rot-resistant jambs and thresholds
  • Decorative garage doors in a choice of styles; door openers and keyless entry systems


  • Peel and stick underlayment (most builders use 15# paper which is not waterproof)
  • 30-year architectural shingles, or choice of standing seam metal and concrete tile roofing

Energy-Saving Features

  • Low-E windows
  • Radiant barrier roof sheathing
  • High efficiency HVAC systems
  • Energy Star rated appliances
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures

Impressive Kitchens

  • Maple cabinetry with full overlay doors in a choice of styles and colors
  • Numerous features such as:
    • 42” uppers
    • Large crown moulding
    • Wall oven with separate cook-top
    • Built-in trash can drawer
    • Pots-and-pans drawer stack
    • Glass doors and staggered heights per design
    • Undercabinet lighting
    • Pendant lighting over island
    • Cabinet hardware
    • Full GE Profile or Cafe stainless steel appliance package including refrigerator
    • Quartz, granite or Corian countertops with undermount sink and Kohler plumbing fixture
    • Fully tiled floors and backsplash

Beautiful Baths

  • Fully tiled floors, showers and tub decks
  • Kohler plumbing fixtures throughout
  • Adult-height vanities in master bath with drawer storage
  • Quartz, granite or Corian countertops with undermount sinks
  • Frameless glass shower enclosures
  • Decorative glass mirrors (no plate glass)

Decorative Trim

  • Masonite brand interior doors in choice of style
  • Larger 5” baseboard and wider 3” door casing
  • Crown moulding in all main rooms and master suite
  • Use of chair rail, wainscoting and window and door casing
  • Full open railing on staircases and balconies
  • Choice of Kwikset brand door hardware

Additional Features

  • Carpeted areas include 8# pad for softness and durability
  • Sherwin Williams brand paint
  • Designer lighting inside and out with Decora light switches
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
  • Fully wired security system with two keypads
  • Structured wiring system with cable/phone outlets throughout
  • Surround sound pre-wire in great room


  • Fully sodded yard with full-coverage irrigation system
  • Generous landscaping package
  • Driveway and walkways with concrete ‘skim and slick’ trim or full pavers
  • Flood lights on rear corners of home