Architectural Design

At Classic Custom Homes of Waunakee, we pride ourselves on having two of the best in-house draftspeople on our staff. You will work closely with our draftsman to design your perfect home. They work together on many projects to turn around your plan in a timely and efficient manner. This is unique to Classic Custom Homes as many other builders use contract employees to design your home, which may not actually be a part of their team and therefore not accountable for all the details. This can end up delaying the design or build process and can add undue costs to you for a home that may or may not be “custom” or a one-of-a-kind home.

We are not a cookie cutter builder and do not like to duplicate our product as some builders do. Your home should be unique and built specifically for you! Whether you are looking to build a family home that suits your short term needs, or want to build your forever home, our building standards will remain constant. We will not sacrifice the structural integrity of the home no matter what your budget is! If you think you need to “settle” or sacrifice quality to meet your budget, this is not true with a Classic Custom Home. You can afford quality!

What makes our building process different from the others? Below you will find just a few of the differences between Classic Custom Homes of Waunakee and the other guys…

What Makes Us Different?

  Classic Custom Homes Standard The Other Guys
Planning & Site
Pre-construction site assessment    
In-house drafting service    
All licensing & permitting included    
Builder Trend© access for homeowners and subs*Builder Trend© access for homeowners and subs*    
Interior designer assigned to every job to assist with selections    
Detailed bids with full disclosure of all costs prior to contract    
*Cloud-based builder software made especially for custom builders & remodelers that streamlines project scheduling, change orders, doc/photo management, customer selections, purchase orders, and warranty/service on your laptop, tablet, phone, PC or Mac.
Foundations & Flatwork
50 year dry basement guarantee    
Form-A-Drain drain tile system    
Pre-designed basement layouts incorporate load bearing walls    
Basement layouts include plumbing rough-ins    
Stamped concrete patios and stoops    
Framing Details
Plywood built wall construction    
2×6 Fully sheathed exterior wall system    
2×10 Fascia with recessed soffit    
T.J.I. Floor systems    
L/360 Deflection Standards    
Subflooring Glued and Screwed    
2 rows of ice & water shield throughout all eves    
Larger 5″ Gutters and Downspouts    
Full Tyvek envelope with taped seams    
Windows flashed taped with sill protection    
.042 quality siding or better    
Landscaping includes edging around entire house    
Active or Passive Radon mitigation systems available upon request    
Top quality mechanicals – Lennox, York, Carrier, Rheem, Trane    
Built-in washer dryer pedestals    
Recessed dryer box venting    
Active floor drains to all mechanicals (no hoses on basement floors)    
Upscale electrical job–including CAT5/6 & structure cable to all rooms    
BIBS Insulation – R-23 wall insulation / R-50 attic insulation    
2 part closed cell expanding foam in box sill    
Full sound batting to all interior walls    
Tray ceiling in all bedrooms (not required)    
Extra wide hallways and stairways    
Solid core doors (not required)    
3 1/2″  casing & 5 1/4″ base (not required)    
Granite or Quartz countertops in kitchen & baths (not required)    
Upgraded construction on cabinets – dovetail drawers w/ soft close (not required)    
Custom closet shelving    
Under cabinet lighting & rope lighting (not required)    


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