Popular Upgrades when Building a New Home

[fa icon="calendar"] April 23, 2021 / by Home Services Expert

house with upgraded front doorWhen you’ve started the process of building a new home, you’re likely going over plans with your contractor in painstaking detail and may be getting a little burnt out. If this is you don’t worry, you get to focus on the fun stuff too!

A good new home contractor will help you think through the features of your new home, including needs and wants, essentials and luxuries.

Along the way you will get to choose some upgrades (depending on your budget), so here are some popular new home upgrade ideas to help you in the home building process.


Walk-In Shower 

There was a time when the standard American home had one bathroom, and within that bathroom there was one bathtub/shower combo. Today’s homes often have two or more bathrooms, and homebuyers frequently choose to separate out the shower and tub for the best of both worlds. More on the tub in a minute, but a hot item that many choose as a new home upgrade is a large walk-in shower.

Oftentimes these showers have no door, but rather are partially open to the rest of the bathroom. A popular luxurious feature of walk-in showers are multiple jets and a rainfall showerhead.


Soaking Tub

soaking tubAlong with the luxurious walk-in shower, many homeowners are opting for a deep soaking tub in the same bathroom. The benefits are obvious – you can sink deeply into a hot bath comfortably and not be cramped.


If your idea of a relaxing evening includes a soak in the tub, consider a large and comfortable soaking tub.


Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops have become a popular choice in today’s new home market. According to McKee Homes,

“Quartz countertops are man-made from crushed quartz, pigment and resin. The pigment allows for a more consistent coloration with a wider array of colors than granite. Quartz does not require the level of care that granite does, such as needing to be sealed, and is better at resisting stains from spills. However, quartz can be damaged from hot pans being placed directly on the countertop.”

When choosing a countertop material, consider the pros and cons of each type. If you choose quartz there’s no denying it will add beauty to any kitchen.


Large Kitchen Islands

large kitchen islandAnother popular feature in today’s new home is the large kitchen island. And by large, think huge. If you tour a few model homes it’s likely you will run across kitchen islands that give enough counter space to make a giant meal and have everyone eat right there at the island.

This feature will depend on your house plan of course, but consider the use and utility you may get from a larger than normal kitchen island.


Upgraded Front Door

One of the first things you’ll notice when driving by a house or walking up to it is the front door. A standard front door that’s simply painted a solid color may do the trick for keeping a barrier from the outside, but an upgraded door can add style and detail to your home.

There are truly beautiful front door options available that can give your home a stunning curbside appeal, and they are not all going to be extremely expensive. Your contractor can help you find the right door at the right price.


Enjoying Your New Construction Home Upgrades

These aren’t the only upgrades available! If you’re building a new home in the Chico or Paradise areas contact our new home builders today. Our team of Experts will walk you through any questions you have and help you get the process started. Our goal is to get you into your finished dream home!

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