Can I Afford to Build a Custom Home? Part Two: Standards vs. Upgrades

You might also be considering building a custom home in Vancouver Washington and wondering if you can afford to have exactly what you want. Our custom home builder has the answers in this week’s three-part series.

Standards vs. Upgrades

Once you’ve decided that you would like to invest in building a new custom home, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all of the options available to make your house feel like home.

Kitchen with upgradesSome options come standard with your home and are usually of builder’s grade quality. This includes faucets, lighting, flooring, cabinetry and elevation.

Your builder will probably offer you options or upgrades to the items that come standard in your home. These items will come at a cost. For instance, the standard refrigerator may be a small, white freezer-on-top model. Your builder may offer you the option to update the fridge to a stainless steel freezer-on-bottom version and add the difference in cost to the final price of your home.

Some items are easier and more cost-effective to upgrade while your new home is being built. For example, upgrading the floor during the building process will be far less expensive than buying new flooring and paying for the labor to have the standard floor removed, disposed of, and replaced after you have been in the home for a few years. Choose your upgrades wisely, as many can increase the value of your home.

Tuscany Homes in Vancouver Washington offers beautiful standards and options for whatever your budget may be. Contact them here for details.

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