Custom home buyers have choices
Buying a home can be a stressful event. Building a new home from the start can be a bit overwhelming. It can also be fun. I often get questions about what choices a buyer can make when purchasing a new home. The details can be endless. It is important to follow a budget when picking out all the different options as they can get expensive. Some builders allow the new buyers to choose everything and will include anything a homeowner is willing to pay extra for. When signing contracts for a new build, you should understand what is included. The simple choices can take a house and turn it into a home. Some of the smallest details take something drab and can create a sense of belonging inside your home. Choosing upgrades with value can be confusing.
The kitchen is the heart and soul of a home and it always seems to be where a great deal of time is spent. Details in the kitchen seem to be quite popular because of this. Focus attention to the practical side when picking out design and color. Use caution with your choices, while a bit more pizzazz is fun, function should not be overlooked.Clients enjoy picking out different details such as flooring, cabinets, granite and paint colors. While some choices are included in the price of the home others are upgrades. I like to make sure that buyers are aware of what gives value when personalizing a home and what is a feature that can easily go out of style with little return on investment.
Recently I am seeing the back-splash above the kitchen counter an area of expression that has come alive with design, color, style and textures. Mosaic, glass and ceramic tiles are not only beautiful and can be dramatic, they are actually practical. They are easy to clean and maintain keeping water from staining the walls and dripping behind cabinets. So many different styles are available to choose, but keep in mind price and function. The internet is filled with inspiration for your new home. Look to the future as color does lock you in when you want to make changes in a few years. Basics are best and add in color with decorating for an easy transition later on.
The best advice I give to clients is to make sure that you don’t get too crazy with tiny details that nobody will notice. Go for function first. Make sure that what you pick out is going to be easy to maintain and not just be a trend that is gone tomorrow. Your home is going to be shiny and new, and decorating will put that splash of you into the design. Take it slow, and when in doubt bounce off ideas with your agent or consult with a professional. The decisions made now are what you will be living with for years to come.
Build a New Home – the Choices are Endless
published by: Janis Borgueta Key Properties of the Hudson Valley in Newburgh NY. Her blog is about living, working and Real Estate in The Hudson Valley. Information here is a community service to the public. Please subscribe to this blog. When you are looking to buy a new home, Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY. You can contact Janis at (845)-527-7115 or find her on Google+