5 Must-Have Upgrades for Your New Build

Building your dream home is an exciting and memorable life event, filled with countless decisions and options to consider. While it's important to stay within budget, certain upgrades can significantly enhance the functionality, aesthetics, and overall value of your new build. Below we will discuss five fantastic upgrades that are worth considering, let's dive in!

Nicole O'Dell

August 18, 2023
1. Extended Garage

If you’re a car enthusiast, have a growing family, or simply need extra storage space, an extended garage is an excellent addition to your new build. This upgrade offers extra room for additional vehicles, bikes, tools, or recreational gear. Moreover, it provides flexibility for future needs, such as transforming part of the space into a workshop or gym. A well-designed extended garage not only adds functionality but also increases the overall value of your home.

2. Full Tile Shower

Upgrade your bathroom experience with a luxurious full tile shower. With a wide range of tile options available, you can personalize your shower to match your style preferences, creating a spa-like oasis in the comfort of your own home.

3. Vaulted Ceiling

Adding a vaulted ceiling to your new build instantly elevates the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. This architectural feature creates an open and spacious atmosphere, making any room feel larger and more inviting. Vaulted ceilings also allow for better natural light distribution, making your home feel brighter and more vibrant. Whether it’s in a bungalow or two story, this upgrade adds a touch of grandeur and elegance to your new build.

4. Executive Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of any home, and investing in an executive kitchen

during the construction of your new build is a decision you won’t regret. You will feel like a top chef cooking from home with a built in microwave and wall oven, gas cooktop and chimney style hood fan.  But don’t forget how convenient it will be to have cold water and ice on demand with the upgraded fridge option.

5. Extra Windows

Natural light has a transformative effect on any living space. By incorporating extra windows into your new build, you can harness the beauty of natural light and create a bright and airy ambiance throughout your home. Extra windows also offer picturesque views of the surrounding landscape, making your new build feel more connected to the outdoors.  Be sure to consider sight lines such as greenspace or the mountains when planning to take in those views!

The best part of building new is that you are planning your home around your lifestyle and can curate which options are most important to you!  Sterling offers pre-planned floorplan options and a common upgrades worksheet.  Together with your area sales team you can select which options best fit your needs and budget, we also have an inspiration gallery on our website to help you see some of these upgrades come to life. Make your new build truly you!

About the Author: Nicole O'Dell

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