If you are a new homeowner your builder typically gives you an allowance for flooring, cabinets, and showers. The amount given may range from basic carpet and vinyl in starter type homes to wood and tile and granite countertops in more expensive homes.Cabinet and flooring allowances are set with standard levels appropriate for the cost of your home. To upgrade from these allowancesthe customer pays the upgraded difference. Places to upgrade when building your new homeKitchen cabinets are great to upgrade but can be costly. There are wonderful styles and quality differences from one line to another.There are plenty of add ons to consider. It is best to know before shopping what budget if any you have to work with. The master bath shower is tops on my list. A jacuzzi may look inviting but seldom gets used. The shower is always used and isa difference maker. Curbless showers are becoming more popular. Granite shower seats are even better when you add radiant heat to your floor and run it up and under the shower seat to get it nice and warm for you. Shower seats and Inset shelves and corner shelves that match your granite vanity top is very becoming.Hardwood may not come as a standard flooring option. Even in expensive homes hardwood may come in just the downstair locations.Many customers that do carpet in the up hall and bedrooms come back within a few years and upgrade the up hall to hardwood. You just may want to look into it now. Most all customers that have hardwood stairs will eventually get a stair runner for safety and comfort.Kitchen backsplashes if they are not included in your allowance can be added on anytime. The only benefit to upgrading now wouldbe to avoid your being inconvenienced having it installed later.It is nice to upgrade everything like your windows, your appliances, a central vac, detailed trims……. just remember to save something for your flooring and cabinets. They will define your home! And remember the importance of the master bath and shower. That is your room!
Ditra Heat with curbless stoop. Ditra heat runs up and under the seat!