Residential House Construction Standard Features

With Elements, Upgrades are Residential House Construction Standards!

High Construction Standards

Our Custom Homes are built to the highest residential house construction standards. Because of this, many of our standard features are options for other home builders in Greenville SC . Furthermore, our goal is to give you that little something extra that other builders just don’t. Therefore, take a look at our Residential House Consrtuction Standards and contact us to schedule a detailed design.

Detailed Design-Build Process

We know details make the home and express the true you. Because of this, we utilize a detailed design-build process, as well as our Elements of Life Analysis©  to find those things that will make your house a home.

Green Home Building Practices

Elements believes that this great planet we live on is our responsibility. Because of this, we have developed an extensive selection of residential house construction green home building products. Additionally, many of our green building options are not available through other builders in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Dedicated Craftsmen

At Elements, we pride ourselves on individuality. Therefore, each home is hand built on-site by a team of dedicated craftsmen. In addition, our residential house construction standards are often only found in more expensive, luxury homes. Because we include these quality features standard in all our models, we deliver a high-quality home every time.  Below is a list of some of our residential house construction standards, plus available upgrades.

  • Lo-E Efficiency Vinyl Windows By Jeldwen
  • Also, LED Recessed Can Lighting
  • Additionally, Digitally-Scheduled HVAC Thermostats
  • Finally, Tech Shield roof decking (Radiant heat Barrier)
  • Whirlpool® Brand Appliance Package
  • Stainless Steel, Black Stainless, and New Sunset Finish
  • Electric Smooth-Top Range or Gas
  • Microwave built-in to cabinet
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen Disposal
  • Goodman® Brand Equipment
  • 14-SEER Air Conditioner(s) (Zoned 2 Story)
  • 82% Efficiency Gas Furnace(s)
  • R-8 Ducting
  • Digitally-Scheduled Thermostats
  • 5-Yr Equipment Warranty
  • System Engineered Per Home Volume Calculations
  • Decora Style Switches & Outlets
  • Proximity-Sensor Light Switches In Bathrooms
  • Wall & Counter Top Outlets Per Code
  • Bedrooms Braced For Future Ceiling Fans
  • Exterior Weatherproof Outlets Per Code & Plan
  • 200-Amp Service & Breaker Panel
  • Undercounter Lighting
  • 55-Gallon Gas Water Heater
  • Kingston Brass® (Delta®, Brivo® Upgrade Packages Avaliable)
  • Gerber® Standard Height & Length Toilets
  • Shower Heads Set At 7’6″
  • 2 Exterior Anti-Siphon Hose Bibs
  • Pex Water Lines
  • 5/8″ Water Meter & Service
  • Sink In Utility Per Plan
  • TV Outlets – 1 Per Bedroom, 1 Living
  • Optional Voice & Speaker Ports
  • Centralized Media/Communications Hub
  • Powered Communications Port For Service
  • Secure Service Conduit To Garage
  • Charter Services Available
  • AT&T Services Available
  • Snap AV 20 Security System
  • Security Contacts On All Functioning Windows
  • Security Contacts On All Exterior Doors
  • Centrally-Located Control Keypad
  • Wired Smoke Detectors In Bedrooms & Hallways
  • Wired Carbon Monoxide Detectors Per Code
  • Secure Communications Conduit To Garage
  • 3/4″ Maple Veneer Fronts Prefinished Cabinets
  • ALL Adjustable Shelves
  • Concealed, Compact Adjustable Hinges
  • Full-Extension Ball Bearing Drawer Guides
  • Pull Hardware Per Style Selection
  • Masonite® Doors Per Style Package
  • MDF Base & Case Per Style Package
  • Framed Mirrors In Full Baths Per Style Package
  • Stain-grade Maple Accent-Trim Per Plan
  • Paint-Grade Poplar Window Sills
  • Beams Per Plan Specifications
  • Stained Concrete Kitchen, Baths, & Halls
  • 32-ounce StainMaster carpet
  • OPTIONS: Tile &/Or Hardwood
  • Tiled Master Shower w/Mosaic Floor
  • Tiled Master Bath Splash
  • Mosaic Tiled Kitchen Backsplash
  • Quartz/ Granite Island w/Undermount Stainless Sink
  • Designer WilsonArt® Laminate
  • OPTIONS: Add’l Quartz &/Or Concrete Tops
  • Designer Fixture Allowance Per Plan & Community
  • Recessed LED Can Lights In Kitchen Per Plan
  • Pantry, Utility Room, Master Closet, & Garage LED Lights
  • LED Lighting In Walk-In Closets
  • Exterior Coach Lighting Per Plan
  • Ventless Or Wood Burning With Gas Logs Per Plan Specifications
  • Easy Switch-On Functionality
  • Entertainment Wall Integration Per Plan
  • Stained Or Lacquered Prefinished Cabinetry
  • Lacquered Baseboards, Casings, & Interior Doors
  • Main Wall Color + 1 Additional Wall Accent Color
  • Beams Stained Per Plan Specs
  • 1/2″ Drywall Installed W/Screws
  • Fully Taped & Bedded Joints
  • Metal Cornerbead At Vertical Corners or Bullnose (Varied Per Plan Style)
  • Skip-Trowel Texture, Including Closets & Garage
  • Bibbed and Blown Fiberglass Exterior Wall Insulation
  • R-38 Fiberglass Attic Insulation
  • Super-Sealer Cavity & Penetration Sealant Package
  • Insulated Garage Door Panels
  • ZIP Sheathing & Tape System on Exterior Walls
  • Fully-Flashed Windows & Exterior Doors
  • Weather Stripping & Adjustable Thresholds
  • Sealed Garage Door
  • Windows & Exterior Doors Caulk-Sealed
  • JELD-WEN® V-2500 Series
  • Energy Saver® LoE Glass w/Argon Gas
  • White Vinyl Frame
  • Fully-Flashed Tops & Sides
  • Flex-Sill Flashing At Sill
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Monolithicly-Poured Post-Tension Construction (Flat Lot)
  • Block And Brick Crawl Or Basement As Necessary
  • 3rd-Party Engineered & Certified
  • Not Externally-visible or Exposed
  • Pre-Engineered Future Storm Shelter Location
  • 2×4 Framing w/ZIP Board Sheathing
  • Brick Masonry Per Plan
  • Cementuous James Hardie® Accents Per Plan
  • LP Smart Trim® Fascia & Soffit
  • Certainteed Landmark Max Series
  • Composite Architectural Profile Shingle
  • Weathered Wood Color
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Insulated Metal Panel Garage Door
  • Genie® Garage Door Opener
  • Genie® Intellicode Exterior Keypad
  • Pre-Engineered Future Storm Shelter Location
  • 30″x54″ Attic Access W/Folding Ladder Per Plan
  • Fully Sheetrocked, Trimmed, & Painted
  • Fully-Sodded Yard – Front, Back, & Sides
  • Beds & Front Yard Top-Dressed W/Sandy Loam
  • Desert-Modern Style Landscape Per Plan & Home
  • Drought-Tolerant Plant Selections
  • Thoughtful Design For Seasonal Color


Plumbing Fixtures


  • Engineered Or Sand And Seal Hardwood Flooring
  • Exposed truss ceiling
  • Fireplace Mantel
  • Upgraded Tile
  • All solid surface countertops
  • Additional paint color


  • Barn Door
  • Exposed Truss Ceiling
  • Beams On Ceiling
  • Interior Masonry Wall
  • Additional Paint Colors
  • Additional Low Voltage Wiring
  • Sound Dampened Media Room


  • Landscaping (Above Allowance)
  • Irrigation System
  • Stone Exterior Accents (Plan Specific)
  • Additional Dirt Work/ Site Improvement

Green Building

  • Tankless Water heater
  • Foam Insulation
  • Geothermal
  • Solar

The possibilities are endless.  Elements Design Build can add any upgrade you can think of… 

We have one goal — to create the very best home for the money.

Home Builders Residential House Construction Standards & Commitments

All of our homes include a one-year home builders warranty, plus manufacturer warranties.

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