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Upgrades Worth The Cost When Building a New Home

Rising global inflation rates mean that many things are much more expensive than a year or two ago. If you’re building a new home and considering luxury or modern upgrades in your kitchen, bathroom, living room, or other sections, you may be tempted to cut costs and prioritize cheap and affordable options alone.

However, as you’ll see, this isn’t necessarily the best course. Your home is a significant investment, and several upgrades, despite their cost, are absolutely worth it when building your new home.

A big garage

No one ever complains about too much space in the garage despite it not being at the top of the list regarding home upgrades in construction. Still, despite the costs involved, it’s worth it.

While this upgrade depends on your community layout and lot size, you should definitely go for it. A big garage can accommodate extra vehicles and serve as storage space for bikes, gardening supplies, and other items you may not want inside the house for various reasons.

General kitchen upgrades

Many people tend to shy away from these upgrades due to the significant cost involved. However, the benefits far outweigh any temporary financial discomforts, as you’re sure to get great returns on your investment if you put up your house for sale anytime soon.

Add some square footage or upgrade the kitchen counters and cabinets here. You can also invest in beautiful pendant lighting over the island, recessed lighting in the space, or a walk-in pantry.

Roughed-in plumbing

If your basement is unfinished, consider having the building constructor rough in plumbing for a half or full bath. While it’s an expensive upgrade, it can be highly useful in the future.

If you ever decide to finish the basement, including a bathroom in your home will be straightforward. On the other hand, if you won’t use the basement at all, the upgrade will be helpful for a potential future owner, and you’ll get a better price for your property.

Radiant floor heating

While relatively expensive, a radiant floor heating system can add much functional and monetary value to your property.

Installing floor-heating systems later on will be twice as expensive, given that the floor must be torn up before anything else. That’s why it’s essential to install it at the construction stage, with the luxury, comfort, and warmth also acting as an energy-efficient upgrade.

Modern electrical outlets

In a technology-driven world, it’s essential to consider where you’ll place furniture and appliances when you first get the building floor plan.

Thus, considering the placement of electrical outlets is essential. Rather than cheap options, invest in smart outlets or dual outlets with USB ports in critical home sections, such as your bedside, home office, and entertainment office.

Contract your home building project to a professional Sarasota construction company

While any construction company can do a fairly good job of carrying out your home building project, the best Sarasota construction company can help you with beneficial upgrades that save you additional costs further down the line and increase the value of your property. Reach out to us today to learn more.


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