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Upgrades to Consider for Your New Home Construction in Toronto

Upgrades to Consider for Your New Home Construction in Toronto

If you are planning a new home construction in Toronto, there are a lot of ways you can customize and upgrade your home. Some of these upgrades can add a lot of value to your new home, but there are others that frankly might not be worth the money. But how do you know which ones are worth the splurge? Here are some of the top upgrades that we recommend for your new construction in Toronto.

1. A kitchen you love!

If you have a picture in your head of what your dream kitchen looks like, you should consider incorporating it into your new home construction. Since the kitchen is the most expensive room to renovate, it is better to get the kitchen you want now rather than down the road. If your dream kitchen isn’t quite in the budget, you can forgo features like marble countertops, but you should still incorporate the layout you want including taller cabinets or a kitchen island.

2. A deeper basement.

An extra foot or so in your basement can make it feel much more spacious and livable. If you plan to leave your basement unfinished but think you might finish it later, having that extra space will be especially beneficial. This is one of the pricier upgrades for a new home construction in Toronto, but you’ll see the value when you add that basement office or family room!

3. More lighting.

Having extra lighting in your home not only makes it brighter, but it can also make it feel warmer as well. Lighting is especially important in areas like the kitchen where you are preparing food or in bathrooms where you prepare yourself to face the day.

4. Energy savers.

There are a lot of upgrades your Toronto builder can make to your new home that are great for the environment and that will help you save money on your utility bills. Features like energy saving windows and appliances, extra insulation and energy efficient HVAC systems are all items you should have in your new home construction.

5. Clever storage options.

Storage is one of those things that most people don’t notice until there is a lack of it. When you are building your new home, consider asking your builder for storage solutions such as built in cabinets or pull out bins for garbage and recycling. These options usually aren’t too expensive, but they can make a big difference in your home.

Are you considering a new home construction in Toronto? If so, give us a call today. We’d be happy to discuss these and other upgrades.