Tilson Homes Features Included in Every Tilson Home

Features Included in Every Tilson Home

Craftsmanship that goes beyond standard is built into every Tilson home. We are proud to offer the following items standard in all of the homes we build.


  • Site-specific, geotechnical investigation
  • Engineer designed, slab on grade
  • Third-party inspections prior to placement and tensioning

Learn more about our foundation process.


  • Full OSB wrap on all exterior walls
  • Termite and rot resistant treated sill plates
  • Bora-Care® termite treatment
  • Sill plates anchored to foundation
  • 2 x 4 studs on 16" center - number 2 grade
  • 2 x 6 joists and rafters on 19.2" center  - number 2 grade
  • Engineered wood products used in plans with long, open spans

Learn more about our framing process and materials used.


  • Owens Corning® architectural composition shingles
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty
  • Synthetic roof underlayment
  • Galvanized drip edge

Learn more about our roofing process and the materials used.


  • Lennox® 15 SEER matched system
  • Designed and inspected by a third party
  • Scroll technology compressor
  • 5-year compressor warranty
  • 20-year heat exchange unit warranty
  • Fresh air intake system
  • Return air vents in all bedrooms
  • Dehumidifier included in all homes
  • Whole home media filter
  • Programmable thermostat(s)

Learn more about our HVAC systems.


  • NEC compliance verified by third party
  • Total electrical included. LP or natural gas piping available for an additional charge.
  • Grounded circuits and ground fault interrupter (G.F.I.) outlets as required
  • Arc-fault breakers in bedroom circuits
  • Smoke/carbon monoxide detectors hard wired, in series, with battery back up as required

Energy Efficiency Features

All of our homes are built to meet the requirements of the codes published by the International Code Council. Learn more about how we build our homes to be more energy efficient.


  • Open cell spray foam insulation
  • Maximum 3 air changes per hour verified by third party inspection


  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Low-E high performance insulated glass
  • American-made, energy efficient vinyl frames
  • Tempered glass where required by building code
  • Screens for operable windows

Exterior & Interior Finishes

We go to great lengths to make sure the final finishes you see on your home are high quality and long-lasting. Learn more about the products we offer on the exterior and interior of your home. 

Exterior Materials

We offer the following materials as standard on our exterior designs. The material combination used for your home will vary based on the design chosen.  

    • Stone/Rock: Full size, natural stone
    • Stucco
    • Brick: 100% American-made Acme® brick
    • Siding: Fiber cement HardiePlank®, HardiePanel® and HardieShingle® siding
    • Exterior trim and facia: HardieTrim® system
    • Soffit: HardieSoffitt® vented soffit panels at garages and porches

    Exterior Doors

    • Energy efficient fiberglass exterior doors
    • Mahogany or knotty alder front doors included for some plans


    • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and family room
    • Decorator light fixtures

    Interior Finish & Trim

    • Sherwin-Williams® paint
    • Texture finish
    • 1/2" gypsum wallboard
    • Rounded corners
    • Hollow core, molded interior doors in many styles


    • Granite countertops with undermount lavatories
    • Ceramic tile tub and shower surrounds
    • All wood face frame cabinets, concealed hinges
    • Installed vanity mirrors


    • Delta® Woodhurst faucets
    • Kohler®/Sterling® tubs, toilets, and pedestal sinks
    • Minimum 40-gallon quick recovery water heater
    • Single lever "anti-scald" valves at all showers
    • Cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) water piping 

    Learn more about our plumbing materials.


    • Choice of ceramic tile or vinyl plank flooring in foyer, kitchen, utility room, and all bathrooms
    • Carpet in all other living areas
    • Green Smart® polyester yarns
    • 5 lb 3/8" re-bond pad
    • 10-year quality assurance
    • Stain and soil resistant qualities

    Kitchen Countertops & Cabinets

    • Granite countertops with ceramic tile backsplash
    • Kent Moore Cabinets
      • Full extension drawer slides
      • Adjustable shelving in upper cabinets
      • 42" upper cabinets
      • All wood frame face cabinets
    • Undermount stainless steel sink

    Kitchen Appliances

    • Stainless steel Frigidaire® range with self-cleaning oven
    • Stainless steel Frigidaire® dishwasher
    • Stainless steel Frigidaire® microwave
    • Vent hood with 2 speed fan and cooktop light

    This included features list was updated on March 6, 2023. Tilson continuously improves home designs and reserves the right to modify home features and specifications without notice or obligation. Tilson included features may vary by home design or location. Contact a Tilson Design Consultant for details.

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