At Bordeau, our goal is to build you the home of your dreams from the very beginning. Starting with a floor plan as a guide, we work with you to build you a home designed for your needs – making changes during the design process to make the home fit you better helps you end up with a home you’re completely in love with. Before your walls go up is the perfect time to start thinking about the upgrades that will make a new house your home.
Note: This article from Houzz goes over what many basic new homes start with, and upgrades you’d want to consider. The kind of new home that Houzz is discussing here is a standard “cookie-cutter” home; many of these upgrades, like a wooden staircase instead of a carpeted one, come standard with a Bordeau home. If there’s an upgrade you’d like to have in your new home, we would love to hear about it so we can make your dreams a reality!
Some upgrades are difficult or impossible to do later. Tackle these projects now to save yourself the headache.
This series focuses on deciding on which upgrades to do, and which to wait on, when building a new home.
Building a new home is a pleasure not everyone gets to experience. You get to construct your home exactly to your taste, with the components and finishes you want and can afford. Often you’ll be deciding what is worth the money to do now and what you’d prefer to save as a renovation project to do later. There are a number of factors to consider, including how long you plan to live in the home, whether you’ll be able to put upgrades directly onto your mortgage or pay out of pocket, and what upgrades are valuable for resale.
Upgrading later by doing it yourself can sometimes be a good plan allowing you to avoid paying the builder’s premium. But sometimes waiting will not only not save you money, it will cost you more in the end or create a headache when the upgrade is finally addressed.
So here is our now-or-never list: upgrades that will be difficult, costly or nearly impossible to do later. If you’re building a new home, you’d be wise to check these off the list now.