Building a house from the ground up can be a stressful experience. However, the process allows you to customize every aspect of how and where you will live. It also means you can add detailed upgrades that most other homes will not have.
If you are interested in adding some upgrades to your home, here are 7 worth considering.
1. Heated bathroom floors
You’ll end up paying more for your floors when you are building, but the energy savings, comfort level, and slight bump in resale value will be worth it in the end.
2. Extra storage
Storage is something all home buyers look for when purchasing a house. In fact, A survey from the National Association of Home Builders found that various storage space options took up several spots on their list of top 10 features homebuyers wanted for their new home. When you’re building a new home, make sure you are taking opportunities to put in additional storage where it makes sense. For example, add a mudroom, a walk-in pantry, and extra garage storage.
3. Energy-saving features
There is a wide range of energy-saving features that you can add to your new home, including additional insulation, better windows, upgrading your appliances, improving your water heating, and air sealing your home. You can also add a cool roof, which uses highly reflective materials to reflect more light and absorb less heat from sunlight, which keeps homes cooler during hot weather, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. These energy-saving features will not only save you money, but they are also more attractive to future homebuyers and are good for the environment.
4. Structured wiring
When you are building your own home, it’s a great opportunity to create the perfect structured wiring plan for your home. Wiring options include adding networking and Wi-Fi access points, whole-house speaker pre-wiring home automation control wiring, HD and 4K video distribution wiring, cell phone booster system wiring, security camera system wiring, and cable TV wiring.
5. Carpet padding
This is a simple, but very comfortable upgrade. Adding carpet padding will make your floors softer to walk on, no matter what carpet you end up choosing.
6. A pot filler faucet
Located at the backsplash by your stovetop, this simple upgrade makes filling those large pots of boiling water easy.
7. Crown molding
This detailed design upgrade will make your home feel more complete and is a simple addition that future homeowners will appreciate when looking at your house.