At Thayer Homes, we’re redefining the meaning of “standard”.
When buying a home from most traditional builders, “standard” means the lowest, most basic product. Usually getting the features you really want in your new home means expensive upgrades, that all add on to the final price.
At Thayer, we believe the “standard” shouldn’t be a nice word for “cheap”, and should instead be a bar for excellence. When you buy one of our newly built Thayer Homes, you’ll rejoice at all the included features that are anything but average. Our homes come already loaded with the features you’ve been looking for (and a few you didn’t know you needed!) without having to spend on upgrades. From 9ft. ceilings to quartz countertops and much more, your new Thayer Home will feel anything but “standard”.
The best part about our loaded standard floor plans… they come at a fair price! Check out the extensive list of our current standard features (as of Fall 2017):
Quality Service from Start to Finish
Buying a Thayer Home is a great experience. We aim to make you feel a part of the home building progress from the start. This means providing you with your own design consultant, a new home orientation, and we wrap it all up with a great warranty program.
- Personal Sales Representative
- Personal Design Consultant
- Personal Project Manager
- Pre-construction meeting
- Pre-drywall meeting
- New Home Orientation
- New Home Acceptance meeting
- Thayer Homes Warranty Manual
- Thayer Homes Warranty Program
Our Craftsman homes are some of our favorite designs. From large patios and decks, wooden privacy fences and architectural shingles you’ll fall in love with your home before you even step inside.
- Covered porches per plan (when lot size and setbacks allow)
- Fiberglass painted or Wood stained front doors with no rot trim and glass (per plan)
- Architectural shingles
- Textured or smooth siding
- Wooden privacy fences
- Fiberglass side and rear doors with no rot trim
It’s all about that WOW factor. Find all the craftsman touches like built-ins and casings around every door and window. As well as great modern features such as 9-10 ft. ceilings, a wall safe, and custom built shelving in the closets.
- 9′ or 10′ first floor ceilings (per plan)
- 9′ second floor ceilings
- 5 1/2″ Cove Crown molding 1st floor open common areas and master bedroom
- Site finished 3 1/4″ white oak #1 common flooring 1st and 2nd floor
- 1×8 baseboards 1st and 2nd floors
- Custom built wood shelving in all closets and pantry
- Barn doors (per plan)
- Pocket doors (per plan)
- Entry built ins (per plan)
- Tile flooring in laundry room and full bathrooms
- Site built fireplace mantle with quartz surround
- Gas direct vent fireplace
- Private owner’s wall safe
- 1 panel interior craftsman style doors
- Site finished hardwood floor flush mounted floor registers (per HVAC design)
- All doors with casing and window casing
- Double hung energy efficient windows
- Grille patterns per plan
ENERGY PACKAGE “Environments For Living”
Our Energy Package takes quality to the next level. We build with the environment and your family’s safety in mind. All of our homes are HERS rated to keep your energy costs low for years to come!
- Sealed crawlspace
- Radiant Barrier roof sheathing “Techshield”
- Programmable thermostats
- HERS rated
- Third Party “RESNET” certified energy rater inspections
- Jumper ducts and properly sized air returns
- Mechanical fresh air ventilation controlled by the thermostat
- LED bulbs
No upgrades needed, get the high-tech package you’ve always wanted without having to up your budget! Our homes come with a 28” OnQ Panel to combine your need for safety with the ease of technology.
- Family room prewired for 5:1 Home Theater
- Security prewire
- Touch screen front door dead bolt
- Cable plus Data and piped chases in Family room as well as master bedroom
- Legrand Digital Audio package for two rooms with a global source for BlueTooth
- Tuxedo touch screen master control center
- 28” OnQ panel
- Cable and data drops
Everything you want in a dream kitchen, we’ve got it. Stainless steel appliances, soft-close drawers, and quartz countertops… all standard.
- Low maintenance Quartz (Level A) counter tops
- Stainless steel canopy style (Level 1) range hood
- Stainless steel deep single bowl sink
- Stainless steel gas range (Level 1)
- Stainless steel dishwasher (Level 1)
- Cabinets come with full drawer extensions, soft close drawers, soft close doors and dovetail drawers
- Cabinets Shaker style (Level 1) with the color choices of Greystone, Linen, Alpine, Storm and Graphite
- Spring Sprout faucet
- Tile or Decorative backsplash (Level 1)
- LED under cabinet lights
Sleek design and safety come together in your master bathroom. With a frameless shower door and level entry shower you’ll find this standard is something you never knew you needed.
- Tile master level entry shower pan
- Tile master shower walls
- 3/8″ Frameless glass on master shower knee walls (Shower door per plan)
- Tall vanity cabinets in all bathrooms
- Low maintenance Quartz countertops (Level A)
- Hall bath fiberglass deep tub with tile walls
- Pedestal sink in powder room
- Elongated toilets in all baths
- Rinnai Tankless water heater
Lighting can make all the difference. With our designer light package you’ll find great lighting designs that fit your style.
- Designer light package per plan
- Ceiling fan prewires in all bedrooms including
- Ceiling fan prewires rear covered porch (When lot size and setbacks allow)
- Ceiling fan prewires for 3/4 and full porches
- Recessed can lights in kitchen as well as over tubs and showers
- Fan Can light combinations over tubs and showers
ENTRY AND DOOR HARDWARE
Don’t worry about forgetting your keys ever again. Our touchscreen deadbolts offer security and convenience.
- All front doors equipped with touchscreen dead bolts
- Side and rear doors equipped with dead bolts
- Interior doors equipped with lever style knobs
14 Seer air conditioning will keep your home cooler while saving you from high energy bills.
- 92% gas furnace
- 14 Seer Air Conditioning
- App controlled thermostat
- Single HVAC system zone controlled for all floors
At Thayer Homes, we truly believe in raising the “standard”. If you’d like to learn more about our homes, or get on the waitlist for your favorite floor plan, please Contact Us. Our award winning team will be happy to help.
Things to do in the fall to ready your home for winter.
October and November are ideal times to winterize your home in North Carolina. The days are finally starting to cool off, but we likely have not had a freeze yet.
Tackle these tasks to make sure your home stays warm throughout winter and your exterior looks good in the spring.
1. Rake your leaves.
Rake your leaves to make sure no piles of leaves are interfering with your grass’ ability to breath. Grass needs sunlight and oxygen to stay healthy, even when it’s dormant.
*Helpful Tip: Use your leaves for compost! If you don’t have a compost bin set up, it can be incredibly easy to make one. Designate an area in your yard and toss leaves, grass trimmings, and compostable food waste in there to produce fertile soil for your garden in the spring.
**Helpful Tip: Fertilize your lawn to help with weed prevention and healthy growth in the spring.
2. Speaking of leaves, this is also a good time to clean out your gutters.
Even if you don’t have a ton of leaves on the ground, you might be surprised with the amount of leaves and debris you can find in your gutters. For the sake of your gutters, siding, and foundation, it’s important to keep these clear for proper drainage.
3. Check foundation and roof for cracks or leaks.
If you are reading this, you are likely a Thayer Homes homeowner, meaning your foundation and roof are relatively very new. Although you are not likely to find any issues, it’s always wise to check for them before finding out through catastrophe, especially in the cold winter.
*Helpful tip: A roof rake will help you clear off accumulated snow on your roof, which is built to hold up to 4ft of snow before possible collapse.
4. Protect your pipes from freezing.
Remove the water hose from the spout connected to the homebefore freezing temps. If hoses are left attached, leftover water in the hose will freeze and likely expand into the pipe. If the ice expands into the pipe, there is a chance it could cause the pipe to burst and leak. Also make sure to turn off your A/C water valve to prevent water collecting and freezing in the unit.
Helpful Tip:You can purchase pipe insulation from your local hardware store to help prevent freezing.