5 Best New Home Upgrades for You

Choices. Choices. When you buy your new construction home in Coastal Point, you will be making a lot of exciting decisions. Among them, what upgrades to include in your new home. While your budget and priorities will go a long way toward helping you select the best options for you, there are five new home upgrades that are always worth the money:

Anything in the Kitchen

The kitchen isn’t called the heart of the home for nothing. It is where your family will spend most of their time. In a world of open floor plans, the kitchen has also become a focal point. If you think you might sell your home in the future, the kitchen is also the first thing buyers will look at. Investing in high-quality kitchen upgrades, then, is an investment in aesthetics and functionality. Some of the most sought after and useful upgrades include stainless steel appliances, easy-to-maintain countertop materials such quartz or granite, taller kitchen cabinets equipped with soft-close hinges, and undercabinet lighting.

A Smarter Home

Today’s builders know that a smarter home is a better home. Coastal Point builders include home automation packages as standard features. However, you can upgrade your package at the design center, and it may be worth it to do so. Consider adding more smart locks, smart wall plugs, additional smart lights, and other features. If your builder offers smart appliances, it may be worth the investment as such devices add to the comfort and convenience of your home.

Exceptional Backyards

If you are planning to spend a lot of time in your backyard, it’s worth it to invest in patio upgrades. Start by opting for an extended patio. This will give you enough room to create dining and conversation zones. If you enjoy grilling, have an outdoor kitchen installed. Most kitchens include a built-in grill, miniature refrigerator, and countertop. Outdoor fireplaces ensure you can enjoy your patio year-round. If offered, consider adding a fire pit and pergola to create a fun and relaxing outdoor oasis.

Beautiful Primary Baths

The trend toward spa-like primary baths has never been stronger, and builders offer a range of options. An extremely popular option is a steam shower. These feature a door that seals tightly so that steam doesn’t escape, providing a sauna-like experience. Oversized walk-in showers with multiple shower heads are popular with everyone but especially good for aging homeowners. Freestanding tubs are a beautiful focal point for any bath but are also deeper, providing bathers with an exceptional soaking experience.

Additional Spaces

Structural options can go a long way toward enhancing your lifestyle. If you work from home, a dedicated home office with built-in shelves will make getting through your tasks a breeze. A media room is sure to become your family’s favorite place to gather. Some builders offer catering kitchens that provide additional space for food preparation. Don’t just think in the house when considering structural options. An extra garage bay can house Junior’s new car or be turned into a dedicated workshop.

Need Inspiration?

Not sure which upgrades are right for you? Visit our model homes at Coastal Point to inspire your new home search today.

Photos courtesy of Coventry Homes (Kitchen and Exceptional Backyards), Empire Communities (Banner Image and Bath).