Decisions are plenty in building your home! Costs can add up! So trying to penny pinch in certain areas of your home can help keep the costs down. Your reasoning might be that you will remodel later or add it on another time! However, 3 areas in your home should be upgraded at the time of building if possible! Here are some points to ponder...
The kitchen is definitely an area where you will get the most bang for your buck when it comes to upgrades! https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/kitchens/remodel-a-kitchen/. says the typical kitchen remodel costs anywhere from $25,000 up to 45,000! You will most likely get a loan to cover those costs paying about $200-$400 per month. If you upgrade while building your home (upgrades may include, cabinets, walls, flooring and countertops) it could be as little as $10,000 to $20,000. You payments for that cost (included in your loan by the way) May only increase $50-$100. Then consider the effects of remodeling, you need to apply for a permit, which is your valuable time... also finding contractors to do your work which means strangers in your home as well as the dust! Weigh the costs now against what it might cost you later by using our design feature to compare cost!
Keeping the above points in mind about the permitting as well as your time and mess! The same https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/bathrooms/remodel-a-bathroom/.says the average bathroom remodel will cost about $10,000 up to $24,000! That borrowed money could cost you $100-$200 per month. Consider this, if you think about upgrading cabinets, a nice soaker tub as well as a tile shower it will not only add value to your home it will allow you to enjoy the luxurious finishes when you move in! And the cost could be ½ of the cost of remodeling with payments (in your loan) around $50-$100.
Outdoor living area
This is the way to go if you want a little more square footage for entertaining! If you decide to do this late to gain protection from the elements, you could set you back $15,000 or more! As well applying for a permit, your valuable time, etc! You have to keep in mind siding, concrete slab, roofing, as well as landscaping. Add this while building and a 10 x 15 porch cover will cost about $5250! With the payment in your loan, you get to enjoy those BBQ’s as soon as you move in.
Our goal is to give you a home with value that you will love for years to come right as you move in! Entertaining the thought of a few of these upgrades will save you a lot of time as well as frustration later! May we make your dreams a Reality home!