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Design Features – updated!

By September 15, 2015Uncategorized

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Cultured Stone
Looking for the warmth and beauty of stone? We use quality Eldorado Stone. This product is one quarter the weight of real stone and can be used in a variety of applications.5
Choose from gas, wood, or electric fireplaces with a variety of features like heat circulating fans and remote controls. Make the fireplace fit your room and style by choosing from raised or flush hearths. With a wide variety of mantle and surround designs, you can choose from traditional oak surrounds to rustic distressed alder, log, or southwestern stucco style with no mantle at all.header-fireplace
Pine Ceilings or Wood Beams
Define the interior of your home by choosing a tongue and groove pine ceiling or rustic hand hewn beams or both together.IMG_2089
Handicapped Accessible Design Features
Heritage can design and build homes with features to accommodate special needs or requirements. Let our professionals assist you in the homes design to allow for current or anticipated needs. Common features include wider hallways and doors, handicapped accessible bathrooms, grab bars, roll-under vanities, and low profile entry doors.
Carpet Styles
Several different colors of our standard and upgrade carpets are available from Beaulieu America.
Oak Handrails
An ideal way to enlarge a room and connect the basement is an open stairway. The oak handrails, balusters and newel posts help create this openness and add style to your home.
Custom built to your design and space in the laundry room. As simpleas a shelf with hooks under it to a bench with cabinets above and below, you dream it, we build it.
Oak & Hickory Plank Flooring
We use Bruce, number one in prefinished engineered wood flooring. Choose from several different widths and finishes for dining rooms, kitchens and offices for a striking effect.image6
Home Entertainment Centers
Our cabinet shop can build your custom entertainment center with your choice of wood finished to match your home. The designs can include a fireplace or glass doors on the bookshelves.helena_living_room
Laminate Flooring
Harder than wood, we’re proud to offer top-of-the-line BellaCero hand-scraped, wood-look plank laminate flooring and Armstrong laminate tile look for entries, laundry rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Anywhere you want an easy care, beautiful, no wax floor.
Porcelain Tile
Harder than ceramic tile, we use only porcelain tile for floors, backsplashes and tub and shower surrounds. Even the stone looking tile is not stone, but harder porcelain tile, some as large as 13”x13”. And choose from both Listello tile accents and Lucente glass and stone mosaic strips.
Reflective Solatubes
Brighten up any room with a skylight or a reflective Solatube. Bathrooms, kitchens or sun rooms are perfect places to use
these features.
Interior Trim
Beautiful wider trim is available in 3 ½” wide casing with 4 ¼” wide base in red oak, knotty alder or white primed MDF.
Craftsman Style Interior Trim
Add old world charm with 1×3 or 1×4 pine casing with 1×6 (3/4” x 5 ½”) base. Upgrade this option even further with an 8” Craftsman Lintel Cap in lieu of the 1×3 or 1×4 top piece.
Wood Paneled Bar Back
Choose to add paneled wood on the back of the island bar. Matches the cabinet wood, rich looking, while also protecting the wall from swinging feet.
9 Foot High Ceilings
Expand your home up and add more volume. It gives you that “feels bigger” atmosphere and an opportunity to add transom windows above the windows, or just taller windows.
Andersen 400 Series Windows
Optional Andersen “Tilt-Wash” wood windows are available with the interior stained to match with Permashield rigid vinyl exterior cladding available in six colors. Or add wood jamb liners by choosing the “Woodwright” rather than the Tilt-Wash.

Heritage Custom Cabinetry
~ Designed distinctly for you

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Heritage Custom Cabinets allow you to design an extraordinary look by choosing a style that reflects your own personal taste and compliments the rest of your home.
The Heritage Custom Cabinet Shop can give you the design features you want! By incorporating custom features and options that best fit your specific needs and lifestyle, you are able to get the most out of your kitchen.
Fine custom cabinetry enhances the appearance and value of your home by combining beauty, craftsmanship and durability in a look that is distinctly your own.
We know the kitchen is the center of a home for many families and we know finely crafted, well-constructed cabinets are the most important part of every kitchen. Your Heritage Custom Cabinets will be designed, machined and finished right in our facility in Wayne, Nebraska by the Heritage team of craftsmen. Each kitchen is custom built for a specific home and is finished in our state-of-the-art facility.Your Heritage Builder can help you design your dream kitchen, creating a look that fits your personality and lifestyle.


Custom Kitchen Features

Step 1:
Customize your kitchen layout and arrangement of the cabinets. For example: add pantries, island bars or 42” high uppers.
Step 5: 
Choose the stain color.
Step 2: 
Choose the features and accents for your kitchen – glass doors, crown moldings, fluted sink fronts, raised cabinetry and countertops.
Step 6: 
Decide whether to glaze or not to glaze. See an actual wood sample at your Heritage Builders Sales Center.
Step 3: 
Select the door style that fits your taste and lifestyle.
Step 7: 
Feel free to visit the Heritage Homes kitchen showroom with 12 different door styles and 3 different colors on display.
Step 4: 
Select the wood species you prefer.
Slideout Trays
These handy slide out trays maximize storage space and make organizing cabinets a breeze. They feature solid wood corner cleats and horizontal support members for tool free adjustment of pullout shelving. Side mounted extensions feature ball bearings for long life. These same slide out trays can be installed in most lower cabinets.
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Dovetail joinery is widely recognized as a feature of true craftsmanship. Dovetailed drawer construction ensures tight joints for long lasting durability. Made with 5/8” thick solid wood, these drawer boxes offer superior quality. This design feature is standard in every kitchen.Included with the four sided drawer box feature are the Blumotion drawer guides. This feature allows full extension of the drawer box and slow close action.
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Lazy Susans
The lazy susan shelves rotate for easy access to all of your cooking supplies. Choose from wood or plastic.
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The Glazing Process
All cabinets are available with a hand rubbed burnt amber glaze. We wipe the entire cabinet front with glaze, then hand wipe it off except where it stays in the crevasses and molded grooves. The result is a deeper, richer, furniture style finish.The process of hand glazing cabinetry is a very subjective treatment. Glazing acts as a “highlighter” of wood grains and textures. It brings out the true beauty of each piece and makes each cabinet door become one of a kind.
All Heritage cabinet door styles are available in several stain colors. To view all available finishes for your favorite door style, contact your Heritage Builder.cabinets

Our Cabinet Specifications

Cabinet Doors:
3/4” thick solid oak or species of choice, raised panel doors with bored, concealed hinges.
Front Frames:
3/4” thick solid oak or species of choice, with 1-1/2” stiles and rails, and blind mortise and tenon joints.
All shelves are 3/4” melamine wrapped and are adjustable in 32mm increments. Solid wood shelves are available.
4 Sided Drawer Boxes: 
Red Oak 5/8” solid wood four sided drawer sides with dovetail construction and plywood bottoms.
Each Heritage Custom Cabinet is finished with an environmentally safe, water-based finishing system. Our water-based pigmented stain brings out the beauty of the wood. After the stain is applied, each cabinet door receives two coats of Aqualux Plus satin finish. Aqualux Plus is a clear finishing agent, which is non-yellowing and has outstanding clarity and depth. It is nine times harder than solvent based finishes and provides exceptional wood grain definition. Available in Spice, Prairie Heritage, Chestnut or Natural Amber.

The Finishing Touches

All Heritage kitchens come standard with Wilsonart brand laminate and ceramic tile backsplashes. Each countertop is custom built in our cabinet shop to your specifications. In addition to our standard tops, you may choose alternative surfaces and features to make your kitchen truly unique.

Countertop Edges
Instead of a square edge on a laminate top, consider one of the bullnose, waterfall, or beveled laminate edges.

Full Tile Backsplash
When one row just isn’t enough, choose the rich look of ceramic tile all the way to the bottom of the upper cabinets.

Undermount Stainless Steel Sink Edged to the Laminate
This feature allows a smooth, flawless transition between the laminate countertop and sink.

Custom Countertop Choices
We offer Wilsonart Premium and Wilsonart High Definition laminate in an array of natural stone looks and visual textures. Both replicate the look of granite without the pattern repetition of standard laminates.
Cambria Quartz stone countertops have the visual depth of quartz you have to see to believe.
Natural Granite tops are also available. Natural Granite countertops offer a variety of unique colors and beauty.Edge Choices

Bathroom Suites


Vanity Toppers
Large tile surround showers are a great addition to a master suite. Heritage offers many varieties of warm tile and listellos, built in seats, body spa jets, and wall niches for just the right look.
Whirlpool Tubs
Choose a jacuzzi whirlpool tub in lieu of the soaker tub and dress it up with a tile deck and wood front.
Tile Showers
This luxurious look is achieved by placing a 15” cabinet with a clear glass front and bottom drawer between the bowls of a 73” double bowl vanity and two raised panel valances.

Exterior Features


Small Dormers and Porches
The perfect way to accentuate a door or window or onsite porches. Several variations of this feature are available. This can also be combined with a boxed out window for a more pronounced look.
6/12 & 8/12 Pitch Gable Roof
Give your roof line an imposing presence with these dramatic roofline options.
Full Dormers
These dormers can be built up to 24 feet wide and typically extend from the ridge of the roof to the edge of the soffit. Depending on the design, on-site porches can be extended from this feature.
Steel Roofing
Brightly colored steel roofing is built tough, resists hail well and looks especially good in rustic settings. Installation is not available on some
roof designs.
Exterior Window Trim
This is a great exterior accent feature to enhance your windows and home style. The sides, top, and bottom of the windows are outlined with 5/4” x 4” trim. Another option would be to add an 8” Craftsman Style mantle top on homes with 9’ high walls.
Textured Vinyl Siding
This premium vinyl siding features a multi-tone color that is designed to look like stained red cedar siding. The embossed texture further enhances the natural wood grain look of this beautiful, low maintenance siding.


L.P. Smart Side
An engineered wood siding that resists impact better than fiber cement or vinyl, holds paint like a highway sign and protects against fungal decay and termites. There is nothing better. And it has the good looks of warm textured wood that is visually appealing, with matching trim and soffits.