When it comes to building your first or next home, there are quite a few decisions to make. The base price of the home comes with the all of the standard finishes. With the customizing options increasing the bill, the upgrades may seem impressive, but they may not all fit the budget. Prioritizing the upgrades can be a bit overwhelming and where most homeowners want the best value, there are some options that give you a return on the investment as opposed to just looking more aesthetically pleasing. Today, we at Four Points Construction would like to share some of the construction upgrades that are worth investing in!
Kitchen Upgrades Return on Investment
The kitchen is often the room people spend the most time in, and if you ever intend on selling, potential buyers often determine their decision on the kitchen. Where the kitchen has the priciest upgrades, when they are done right, such as with practical, yet beautiful countertops, appliances, floors, and so on, the kitchen can be the best value. Upgrades to consider are taller cabinets, a kitchen island, and LED strip under cabinet lighting.
Lowering & Expanding Basement
The difference between the space feeling cramped and the space feeling open and usable in a basement is with an extra foot or so of height, especially if the basement is coming unfinished and you have plans to finish later down the road. Though it can be a heftier upgrade to go a bit deeper, it is likely going to be more appealing to future potential buyers. Also, consider rough in plumbing for either a full or half bath in the unfinished basement. If you decide to finish the basement later, you have the option to have add a bathroom. Even if you never do, it can be a considerable asset if you intend to sell at some point.
Though it is obvious new construction homes will have lighting, there can rarely be too much. Increase the lighting in rooms where light is necessary, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Light adds function to brighten a space in addition to making it more welcoming and offering warmth.
Home Energy Efficient Products & Upgrades
The gifts that keep giving are the energy saving upgrades. Spend extra on things like energy efficient windows, appliances, space heating and cooling devices, when these options are provided. The more energy efficient the home is, the more money you save every month on utility bills. Not only will save cash over the years, but you also play your part in helping the environment.
Larger Garage Upgrade
Where this is not always an option offered, because it depends on the lot size and house plans, if the garage can expand both width-wise to accommodate more vehicles and depth-wise to fit things like extra storage, gardening supplies, and bikes, it is well worth the investment.
Advanced Storage Options
For good reasons, home buyers desire storage options. The more you have, much like the lighting, the better the function of the home is. Adding in innovative storage solutions such as built-in cabinet organizers and pull out trash and recycling bins are not terribly expensive. Simply increasing the storage options that better impact you and your home can make the upgrades worth the effort.
Upgrade Carpet Padding
Without needing to spend a ton of added money, this construction upgrade offers a ton of added value. Even if you don’t splurge on the upgraded carpet itself, upgraded carpet padding will make all of your carpet feel cushier and more pleasant to walk on.
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