As a custom home builder, we must admit no two homes are alike, fixtures, and features, so we don’t exactly have a true list of “standard finishes.” However, there are some things that are fairly consistent among the homes we build, and this will give you a basic idea of the level of quality you might expect when building a home with My Next Home Reno. Here is a list to give you a general idea, but keep in mind that if you’re building a home with us, we’re happy to put in just about anything you can imagine.

Interior Finishes

  • Stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, range, hood, dishwasher and microwave)
  • Range hood vented to outside
  • Granite kitchen counter tops
  • Full height Travertine tile back-splash in kitchen
  • Granite composite under-mount kitchen sink
  • Walk-in kitchen pantry (most plans)
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Aristokraft, ikea or Home Depot cabinets with full extension soft-close drawers in kitchens
  • Air-sealed recessed can lighting in ceilings
  • Finished basements (ranch style plans)
  • Elongated toilets with soft close toilet seats
  • Solid core painted interior doors
  • Bullnose (rounded) drywall corners
  • Walk-in closets in master bedroom
  • Heat & Glo Natural Gas or Propane fireplace with stone surround and timber mantle
  • 6″ baseboards on floors and 4″ door casing trim
  • #2 Red Oak floors (or similar) in main level common areas
  • Oil-rubbed bronze or chrome faucets
  • Mud-set shower pan with built-in bench seat and porcelain tile with accent band in master shower
  • Separate wall, trim and ceiling colors with two additional wall colors
  • Painted wood window sills with rounded bullnose edge on three sides
  • Hand trowel drywall texture
  • Stained trim
  • “Poor Man’s steam shower” in master bath
  • Heavy ⅜” frameless glass at master shower

Mechanical Systems

  • Hot water recirculating pump for on-demand hot water
  • PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) domestic water supply piping system
  • 200 amp electrical service
  • 50 gallon high recovery sealed combustion water heater
  • Bryant 95% efficient variable speed forced air unit with media filter
  • Zoned system for all ranch plans (one unit upstairs, one unit downstairs)
  • All main level forced-air units pre-plumbed with line-set for adding air conditioner in future
  • Honeywell FocusPRO 6000 fully programmable thermostat
  • CAT5e Ethernet and RG6 coaxial cable in every room
  • Cook-top venting to exterior

Exterior Finishes

  • MoistureShield (or similar) composite decking and rails with powder coated aluminum spindles
  • Insulated Steel Overhead Door in garage
  • 50 Year, Class “A” fire-rated roof shingles (with “Class 4” impact resistance)
  • Therma-Tru Fiberglass ½ Lite Entry Door (stain grade fiberglass)
  • Freeze-proof hose bibs on exterior, with hot and cold hose bibs in garage
  • Exterior stub for sprinkler systems
  • Acrylic “Class A” fire rated synthetic stucco with two-color architectural bump-outs at doors and windows
  • HardieTrim cement composite soffit and fascia (“Class A” fire rated)

Architectural Features

  • 2×6 exterior wall construction
  • No step up from garage to main floor (in most plans)
  • Finished garages (insulated, drywalled, textured, painted, baseboard trim)
  • Foam insulation at all doors, windows and penetrations
  • Milgard dual-pane vinyl windows and sliding doors

Insulation Systems

  • Blow-in fiberglass insulation in walls (R-29) and ceilings (R-50)

Home Automation (Extra)

  • Sonos CONNECT wireless audio receiver
  • Speakers throughout the home
  • NEST Smart Thermostat
  • Lutron Caséta wireless light and shade control
  • ADT home security systems (usually no extra charge—call for details)
  • Wifi Ready

Green Building (Extra)

  • Solar thermal systems
  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems
  • Geothermal energy systems
  • SIPs (structural insulated panels)
  • ICFs (insulated concrete forms)
  • In-floor radiant heat


No Two homes are the same. Building in Bancroft, Ontario and in the city of Ottawa, Ontario - what does stay the same are the standards of the Ontario building code.
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