Midwest Design Homes

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Midwest Design Homes Signature Line Typical Builder
Site Work
  • Site Work and Excavation by Builder
  • Staked by Builder
  • Any Excavator
Foundation
  • No Warranty
Framing
  • Focus on Energy Inspected
  • Window Sealed by Professional Window Installer
  • Silent Floor
  • Framing Walk-Through
  • No Energy Inspection
  • Standard Windows Install
  • 2×10″ Floor System
Garage
  • Steps To Basement Option:
  • keyless-entry pad
  • No Steps To Basement
Doors and Windows
  • Maintenance-Free Clad Jambs
    on Doors
  • Insulated Overhead Door
  • Lifetime Hardware
  • Solid Panel Interior Doors
  • Alliance/Anderson/Pella Windows
  • Larger Window Sizes
  • Cased Windows
  • Custom Base & Casing
  • Painted Brickmold
  • Non-insulated Overhead Door
  • Superstore Hardware
  • Flush Hollow-Core Doors
  • Sub Par Windows
  • Minimum Code Required Windows
  • Plaster Return
  • Colonial Standard
Mechanicals
  • Vented Outside Range Hood
  • Power Vented Water Heater
  • Garage Floor Drain Option
  • Sealed Radon Pit
  • Plumbing for Future Bath
  • Higher CFM Bath Fans
  • Electrical Walk-Through
  • Recirculating Range Hood
  • B-Vent Water Heater
  • No Garage Floor Drain
  • Non-sealed Pit
  • No Plumbing for Future Bath
  • Regular Bath Fans
  • Standard Electrical per code
Insulation
  • R50 Ceiling Insulation
  • 3″ Foam Boxsills
  • R-19 Exterior Walls
  • R38 Ceiling Insulation
  • Batt Boxsills
Siding and Roofing
  • Upgraded Siding 0.42 Thickness
  • 30-Year Dimensional Shingle
  • Standard Siding 0.40 Thickness
  • 20-Year 3-Tab Shingles
Flooring
  • Upgraded Designer Series
  • Standard
Cabinets
  • Custom
  • Box-Superstore
Lighting
  • Upgraded Lighting
  • Standard-Superstore
Driveway
  • 25′ Concrete Drive
  • 20′ Concrete Drive
Overall
  • Design Center/easy sections
  • Better warranty
  • Customer Care & Warranty Department
  • Design services
  • Full office staff
  • 500-point walk-through at end of build
  • MDH sales team to help guide you through building your home
  • Over 25 years in the industry
  • Member of NAHB, WBA, VHBA and BCHBA
  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Only use fully insured trade partners and suppliers
  • No Design Center
  • Standard warranty
  • No customer service
  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured sub-contractors