Foundation Height | Choose how tall your basement ceiling height will be. 9' is included as standard and is more than sufficient for most, but if you want more ceiling clearance and more room to hide mechanical and utility equipment, then you would want to go with a 10' height.
Walkout Basement | Determined by the layout of your lot, this is usually utilized when someone is planning to finish their basement, this option gives a lot of versatility to your basement by providing access directly to your yard.
Location Of Basement Windows | Determined by your lot and house plan.
Heat Source | HVAC TYPE
Oil | This has been a very popular heat source for many years. Heating Oil prices have been relatively stable as well. This heat source requires 2 x 330 gallon oil tanks in your basement.
Pros | Time-tested
Cons | Long Term Cost of Fuel, Carbon Emissions, Reduced Basement Space
High Efficiency Propane | This heat source is an efficient way to heat your home using the same fuel source we often use for our cooktops and fireplaces. Propane is a time-tested heating source.
Pros | Reliable, Clean
Cons | Long Term Cost of Fuel, Carbon Emission
Geothermal | Use the temperature of the earth along with compression/decompression to efficiently heat and cool your house without the use of fossil fuels. Click Here to learn more.
Pros | %30 Federal Tax Credit First Year, No Fossil Fuels, Save Thousands Per Year
Cons | High Startup Cost (~$50k Premium)
Generator Size | Enjoy uninterrupted electrical service even in the worst of storms. The 22kW generators can power your entire home, and will turn on automatically in the case of a power outage. A larger 48kW Generator will be required if you have Geothermal HVAC. (Est. ~$22-30k)
Fixtures | We have hand selected a collection of Kohler fixtures to ensure both quality and beauty. While many choose to go with our recommendation, we have the ability to customize virtually anything.
To customize any aspect of the plumbing, a meeting must be scheduled with Colleen Brannigan at Best Plumbing
Cooktop Heat Source | Do you prefer gas or electric for your cooktop? Both are offered as standard.
Hose Bibs & Locations | Think about the location of your two standard hose spigots. Try to make them convenient, but still somewhat hidden. Typically you will want one near your driveway, as well as one that is convenient for use in your back yard.
Propane Tank Type & Location
Propane (Stovetop and/or Fireplace) | You will receive a small free-standing tank that will need to be placed somewhere along the outside of your house.
Propane (Heat and/or Generator) | A large buried propane tank that will be placed near your house. Keep in mind, you will only see the top section of the tank, which is needed for fill-ups and service.
Floors | You have the option to choose 2 1/4" Oak Wood Floors or Tile in certain rooms. This is mostly a choice of personal preference, but some people find that tile can be slightly more durable in heavily trafficked areas such as mudrooms and kitchens, but we have found that hardwood floors hold up very well. You will choose the actual tile or wood stain/finish later in this process.
Shingles | In our homes, we use Timberline HD Roofing Shingles that have a lifetime warranty. They are not only incredibly important for the waterproofing of the home, but they also contribute greatly to the overall look of the home.
Batt | Has been in homes for many years and is a cost effective solution for keeping your home comfortable.
Pros | Low Initial Cost
Cons | Not as Air-Tight, Higher Energy Bill
Spray Foam | Becoming increasingly popular, sprayfoam provides not only higher r-values, but is a vapor barrier, so in short, your house is MUCH more efficient.
Pros | Lower Energy Bills, Keeps Attic Moderate Termperature
Cons | Higher Initial Cost
Provided to create a suite of beautiful, powerful and reliable kitchen appliances, our top-of-the-line collection will satisfy even the most demanding chefs. Ample proportions create a look to compliment your new home. If you would like to change any aspect of our standard, you must call Tom Garrett from Atlantic Appliance, and he will make sure to guide you in the direction of what you're looking for. 914.245.2500
Custom Cabinets | Your cabinets are custom made by the best in the business. Not only are they durable, but they are stunningly beautiful. You will work with Darrin Lupin at Kingswood Kitchen in Danbury, CT, and he will guide you through the creation of your kitchen and bathroom vanity cabinets. You will need to schedule a meeting and go to one of their showrooms. Bring This Worksheet with you to keep you organized.
Stairs & Railing
Bottom Step Shape | This seemingly small detail can have a big impact on the overall look of the stairs. You have the option between a "Square," or "Volute" stair. Square is typically seen as more modern/transitional while volute will provide a true classic colonial look.
Newel Post Design | You have the option to choose square or round newels. Typically, a turned newel looks best with a volute step, and square newels look best with a square step.
Newel Post Finish | You can select between painted or stained newels. They are both great choices and will achieve different looks.
Balusters Material | Choose whether you would like your balusters to be wood or wrought iron, then select one that you feel fits your taste.
Wood Baluster Finish (If Applicable) | You have a choice of stained or painted. Check out the pictures and see which you prefer!
Handrail | The finishing touch of your staircase, the handrail should be comfortable, but also fit the aesthetic of the stair. A more traditional stair should have a more ornate handrail, while more modern stairs tend to have more simple handrail profiles.
Material | This greatly contributes to the overall look of your home. With a choice of Hardiplank, Shakes, Stucco, Stone or Brick, you can create a timeless and beautiful home while still adding your own character.
Trim Color | Often chosen to provide contrast with your siding color, the trim is usually a shade of white, and will vary depending on the overall color tone of your house.
Shutters | Usually decided in the planning phase, there are two types of shutters we offer. Purely a personal preference, there is a "Louvered," and "Paneled," shutter style.
Stove Vent Diameter | We provide an 8" diameter stove vent which is ideal for most applications.
Front Door | We offer a Jeld-Wen Design-Pro Fiberglass front door as our standard. There are endless options for you to choose from, so we recommend waiting for a Boniello Development Representative to walk you through this selection.
Other Doors | We offer Jeld-Wen Smooth-Pro Fiberglass doors on the remainder of the exterior doors. These doors are time-tested for reliability and beauty.
Exterior Chimney Material (If Applicable) | We provide brick as standard, both timeless and beautiful. There are other options for a chimney, and you can determine what looks best on your home.
Surround Material | What material would you like your fireplace to be surrounded with?
Hearth Height | The hearth height is a subjective decision. You can use a raised hearth as a seat, or if you prefer a lower profile hearth, we can recess it into the floor.
Firebox Width | We provide a 36" firebox, which has a grand look, no matter what type or size room you have.
Mantel Material | We offer a stone or wood mantel as standard with our fireplaces.