New Era Uncommon standards

Uncommon standards

What are New Era Homes' Uncommon Standards?

Our Uncommon Standards are the little details that make the difference between a starter home and a New Era semi-custom home. Standards like upgraded fixtures and appliances are easy to see but the hidden ones, like our robust HVAC system, set New Era Homes apart from other custom and semi custom homebuilders in Central Oregon.

At New Era Homes, we prioritize quality without unnecessary complexity. Unlike other local home builders in our price range, we provide an abundance of high-quality amenities as standard features. We firmly believe that essentials like garage man-doors, easy-pull drawers, and premium fixtures and appliances should come included, without any additional cost.

We offer Heritage and Premier Edition homes and the distinction between the two lies primarily in the choice of trim options. These options, defining each edition, encompass aesthetic preferences such as flooring, lighting, appliances, and finish carpentry detailing.

Regardless of the edition you choose, rest assured that the craftsmanship, workmanship, and internal mechanisms of your new home remain consistently top-notch.


Standard Value Added

Value Added Standards

  • Site Preparation Coordination
  • Permit & ARC Application Coordination

    We prepare and submit the documents required to build your home.

  • Site Preparation Bid Analysis & Management

    We obtain bids for all site development work, present those bids to you for review/approval and manage the work of the providers.

  • Opportunity to Customize Plans
  • Job Clean Up & Disposal
  • Portable Toilet Provided by Builder
  • Final “White Glove” Interior Clean-up
  • Landscape T w/ Valve in Water Line
  • Limited Mileage Fees
  • Engineered Structural Componentry & Building Design
Standard Interior

Interior Standards

  • Wall Height: 9’ (104” Studs)
  • Vaulted Ceilings: Great Room Area
  • 3/12 Interior Vault Pitch
  • Rounded Sheetrock Corners
  • 3-Sided Drywall Wrapped Windows
  • Full Wrap, Paint Grade Window Trim
  • Custom Hand Troweled Sheetrock Texture
  • Hollow Core Interior Molded Doors Painted: Choice of 5 Styles
  • Solid Core Interior Molded Doors, Painted: Choice of 5 Styles
  • Reeded Glass Door(s) at Study
  • Craftsman Detailed Interior Doors & Trim
  • Base Trim: 7/16” x 5 1/4” Tall
  • Interior Paint: Professional Two-Color Paint Scheme
  • High Gloss, Painted Enamel Woodwork
  • Fireplace: Heat N Glow Gas or Propane
  • 3-0 Bedroom door width
  • 2-8 Bathroom door width
  • Wide Hallways
  • Upgraded FA Series Schlage® Accent Door Levers
  • Recessed Dryer Vent Receptacle
  • Generous Laundry Cabinets
  • Heavy Duty Trolley Track Closet Hardware
  • Taller & Larger Windows Throughout
  • Upgraded Window Latches
  • Adjustable Exterior Door Thresholds
  • Built-In Linen Cabinets
  • Wire Shelving at Closets & Pantry
  • Painted Wood Shelving at Closets & Pantry
Standard Comfort

Comfort & Green Standards

  • Floor Insulation: R-38 Fiberglass Batts
  • Wall Insulation: R-23 Blown-In Blanket Exterior Wall Insulation
  • Ceiling Insulation: R-60 Blown-In for Flat Ceiling Areas
  • Garage Walls: R-19 Fiberglass Batts
  • Garage Ceiling: R-19 Fiberglass Blow-In
  • Hot Water Recirculation Pump w/ 24 Hour Timer

    A water-saving feature–instant hot water at all water taps.

  • Energy Heel Trusses
  • Heat Loss Calculations
  • High Efficiency Heat Pump Water Heater
  • Dual Flush Toilets
Bend Oregon Bathrooms

Bath Standards

  • Primary Shower: 5’ Fiberglass Shower Pan w/ Tile Walls
  • Primary Shower: Zero Clearance, Mudset Shower w/ Tile Walls
  • Recessed Shampoo Niche in Primary Shower
  • Moen Handheld Shower w/ Slide Bar & Transfer Valve
  • Heavy Duty, Frameless, Clear Glass Shower Door
  • Soft Close Toilet Seats
  • Elongated Toilet Bowl
  • Comfort Height Vanity Cabinet
  • Primary Bath: Double Vanity Sinks
  • Comfort Height, ADA Toilets
  • Oval, Top Mount, Porcelain Sinks
  • Rectangle, Under Mount, Porcelain Sinks
  • Moen® Two Handle Faucets – Color & Style Options
  • Moen® Single Handle Faucets – Color & Style Options
  • Guest Shower: One Piece, Fiberglass Tub/Shower
  • Guest Shower: Soaking Tub w/ Tile Surround
  • High Grade Matching Moen® Towel Bars & Paper Holders
  • Electronic Timer Controlled Bath Fans
  • Wood Framed Bathroom Mirrors
  • Blocking for Future Grab Bars at Showers/Baths
Bend Oregon Kitchens

Kitchen Standards

  • Countertops: Slab Granite or Quartz w/ Undermount Sink
  • Backsplash: Full Height Ceramic Tile
  • Island Trim Detailing w/ Enclosed End Panels
  • Pantry Cabinet or Pantry Closet
  • ½ HP Garbage Disposal
  • Air Switch Controlled Disposal
  • Moen Soap Dispenser
  • Lazy Susan @ Inside Cabinet Corners
  • Designer Cabinet Knobs/Pulls: Choice of 12 Styles & 5 Colors
  • Cabinet Door Style: Choice of 6 Styles
  • Wood Species: Alder or Maple
  • Stained &/or Painted Wood Cabinets
  • Full Extension Roller Bearing Drawer Glides
  • Dovetailed Plywood Drawers
  • Soft Close Drawer Glides
  • Soft Close, European Style Hidden Door Hinges
  • 3” Cabinet Crown Molding
  • Custom Staggered Depth & Height Cabinets
  • Enclosed Refrigerator Cabinet Panel
  • Pullout Shelving in Base Cabinets – 2 Sets
  • Pot/Pan Drawers in Kitchen Base Cabinets – 2 Sets
  • LED Under Cabinet Lighting
  • Trash/Recycle Pullout
  • Kitchen Island: One Level
  • Oversized 16” Island Bar Overhang
Green Builders Bend Oregon

Exterior Standards

  • IKO® Dynasty Architectural Shingles w/ Choice of 6 Colors
  • Continuous Ridge Ventilation
  • Matching Sculpted Ridge Cap
  • 6/12 Roof Pitch
  • 2x8 Barge Fascia
  • 2x6 Eave Fascia
  • 1x3 Shadow Board
  • 1x6 w/ 1x4 Stacked Shadow Boards
  • K-Style Gutters w/ Snow Load Hidden Fasteners
  • Deadbolts on all Exterior Door
  • Craftsman Window Trim: Vintage beveled sill w/ 1x4 trim on Windows
  • Stacked Stone Masonry Accents on Front of Garage
  • Stacked Stone Masonry Accents
  • Knotty Alder Entry Door w/ Vinyl Window Sidelight
  • Knotty Alder Entry Door w/ Matching Integrated Wood Sidelight
  • Schlage® Designer Entry Handle-Set w/ Deadbolt
  • Recessed 6” Can Lighting at Front & Rear Porches
  • James Hardie, HardiePlank® Concrete Lap Siding on Walls
  • James Hardie Staggered Edge Cement Shake Accents in Front Gables
  • James Hardie Panel Siding w/ 1x3 Wood Batts on Gables
  • Exterior Paint: Professional Three Color Scheme
  • 400 sq. ft. Concrete, Broomed Finished, Garage Apron
  • 4’ Wide, Broomed Finished Concrete Walkway to Entry Door
  • Concrete, Broomed Finish Front Stoop
  • Concrete, Broomed Finished Rear Patio