Standard Economy Model Features

Standard Economy Model Features

With DBU’s Master Builder Ten-Year Limited Warranty and Home Owners’ Guide.

With DBU’s Master Builder Ten-Year Limited Warranty and Home Owners’ Guide.

ENERGY EFFICIENT: 14-SEER AC unit & 410A refrigerant, digital thermostat, efficient air filters, Low E windows, R38 attic insulation, R19 sidewall batts, standard roof sheeting. This home will equal the EPA’s the Energy Star Level I standards.

Included in DBU’s standard Energy package are; 410A refrigerant, digital thermostat, efficient air filters, Low E dual pane vinyl MI Pro5000 Series (or equivalent) performance series windows, 1” exterior foam, air barrier poly-sealing (doors, windows, bottom plates, and penetrations), split batts, sealing of return/supply cans and R6 flex ducts,  Advanced Framing Techniques and Optimum Value Engineering DOE OEV standards. Energy efficient hot water heater, low flow toilets, low VOC emission paints and carpets. Optional blower door and duct blaster testing with HERS Inspection and rating for the EPA’s Energy Star certificate Energy Star certificate at $1,000.

Ask about our Energy Upgrade Packages which include a 15 SEER AC unit, R50 attic insulation, R21 sidewall batts, and TechShield roof sheeting. This is far beyond the Energy Star Level 1 standards.

Other energy upgrade options include; upgraded windows, SolaTube, tank-less hot-water heaters, spray foam insulation, attic vent fan, hot water heater upgrades, etc.

KITCHEN & BATH CABINETS: We recommend Bob’s Cabinets for Aristokraft products and Completion Plus Cabinets for custom products.

With these firms, DBU will help you with kitchen design details and cabinet and counter selections. This is important because each home is unique in its own way and deserves a special touch that sets it apart. Our design professionals have the skills and experience to offer unique cabinets, countertops, sinks, faucets, and trim that can define your DBU home and give it those singular qualities you are seeking.

For appliances, we recommend City Maytag. This is a local business that has the same products offered by Lowes or Sears. But, City Maytag is locally owned providing excellent service and support.

KITCHEN & BATH COUNTERS: The more popular quality kitchen and bath counters are carried by Bob’s Cabinets, Desert Floors and Oasis Floors.

The more economical counter materials include laminates such as Wilsonart and Formica. Some people prefer solid counters such as Granite tile and granite slabs.  An increasingly popular choice are the quartz products such as SileStone and Cambria.

Costs of the materials vary widely depending on individual tastes and preferences. The following cost estimates include materials and labor in Lake Havasu City:

  • Laminates such as Wilsonart or Formica start at $15 psf and up (psf = per square foot).
  • Granite tile counters (mud float, edging, 6” backsplash) start at about $32 psf & up.
  • Granite slab counters (3 CM, std edge, 6” back-splash) start at about $53 to $59 (2CM) psf & up.

STANDARD ALLOWANCES: STANDARD ALLOWANCES: Tile roof included. $4,500 cabinets (see Bob’s Cabinets Aristokraft), $5,300 for granite kitchen/bath counters. Flooring installed $3.66 psf living area (tile in kitchen, dining, baths, entry). $2,000 for septic/sewer. $1,200 appliances. $1,400 light fixtures/fans. $500 bath bars and mirrors. Standard Moen chrome faucets. Fiberglass tub/shower units. Prewire and finish trim for TV & phone jacks. Steel clad front door. Garage ceiling 9’; one 16’ x 8′ std OH door. Driveway allowance 400 sq ft. Concrete pumping not included and not required on normal lots. Final grade $1,200 with two loads AB gravel included. Landscaping not included. This model includes numerous options and upgrade features. See Standard Model Features. Prices subject to change. 11-22-17

OPTIONS AVAILABLE: Ask about our Energy Upgrade Packages. Upgrading carpet to ceramic tile floors typically starts at $3.75 psf (assuming tile material at $1.50 psf or less and credit on carpet allowance). Upgrade a fiberglass shower to ceramic tiled walk-in shower typically starts at $3,500 (assuming the tile at $1.50 psf). Add a third bath starting at $3,500.

Attached RV garages typically start at $34,000. Expand to a 3-car, 30’ deep boat garage by adding 11’ and a 9’ x 7’ OHD only $12,000. Upgrade from a standard 8’ garage ceiling to a 9’ ceiling with an 8’ high OHD is only $990 per 2-car unit. Pools start at about $20,000. Pool walls are typically $64 per lineal foot, gates extra.

Consider a SolaTube for natural light. Other options include underground electric lines, garage sink, exterior brick, exterior deck tile, mirrored wall in dining room, interior accent paint, patio and patio slab extensions, garage office, window coverings, landscaping, extra bedrooms and den. Decorative finishes on exterior concrete by quote. House, patios, garages are all expandable. 11-22-17

Other Standard Economy Model Features:

  • Vaulted ceilings in a great room, one or more pot shelves, rounded corners in great room.
  • Quality Blanco Silgranit kitchen sink. MOEN chrome faucets. laminate counters, tile options.
  • Entree styled cabinets to brighten the kitchen, your choice of manufacturer.
  • Oven/range, 30″ hood, dishwasher, quiet disposal, recessed light over sink.
  • Granite kitchen and vanity counters. Quartz and laminate counter options.
  • Generous allowances on appliances, light fixtures, floor coverings, cabinets, etc.
  • Provincial panel style steel clad exterior doors with dead bolts for security. Sliding glass door to patio.
  • Provincial panel interior doors to complement the exterior. Full weather stripping.
  • Upgraded flat and semi-gloss paint throughout interior.
  • Living space exterior walls 2×6 studs reinforced with cross bracing and shear panels.
  • DOE OEV framing with mid-span fire blocks on all external walls for crack control and strength.
  • Pre-wired for phones and TVs in each room. Pre-wired and pre-plumbed for bubbler and timer.
  • Wired for ceiling fans in most rooms and rear patio. Indirect light receptacle on pot shelf.
  • WIRSBO AQU APEX high tech water system, 25 year limited warranty.
  • Pre-plumbed for reverse osmosis, soft water, icemaker, and garage laundry tub. FG showers/tubs.
  • Electric 50 gallon hot water tank. Garage wired for opener. 400 sq. ft. driveway allowance.
  • Finished garage, 8’ ceiling, insulated sidewalls. Standard four-panel metal 16 x 7 OH garage door.
  • Full RV hook-up with water, electrical, and dump. All copper wiring.
  • A big 20×10 rear covered patio on most models. Expansion options available.
  • Sewer or septic tank connection allowance included. Termite protection guarantee.
  • Sole plate treated and caulked to foundation for crawling insect control. Sole plate dusting optional.
  • Arizona Registrar of Contractors warranties on most materials and labor.
  • DBU’s Master Builder Ten-Year Limited Warranty and DBU Home Owners’ Guide.

See our web site for over 70 floor plans.

TURNKEY Construction…includes sales tax, all permits, licenses, septic tank or sewer hoop-up per allowance, water meter, above ground electric service, etc.  You provide the lot ready to build on.  If you wish, we’ll supervise the survey, PERC test, and grading work.  Landscaping and ceiling fan installation not included.  All dimensions and specs are approximate.  Builder reserves the right to make minor and normal adjustments due to material availability and construction conditions.  Prices and specs are subject to change due to market conditions. Some models have additional upgrades and changes from these specifications.  Many options available.  11-22-17      

Our main model is located at 422 McCulloch Blvd S.