Six Home Upgrades That Increase Your Home’s Value

Home School Design & Decor

When it comes to building a new home, there are a ton of upgrade options to make it uniquely yours. You might only be thinking about what upgrade will benefit your everyday life, but there are a number of choices that will increase your overall home value and style. Here are six home upgrades that are worth the extra investment!

1. Cabinets

There are many ways to customize your cabinets to suit the style you’re looking for. The two most common upgrades are two-tone colour schemes and ceiling height kitchen cabinets. It doesn’t stop there either - add extra rolling drawers, built-in garbage pull-outs, spice racks or cutlery inserts.

2. Flooring

Standard flooring ranges from luxury vinyl to hardwood depending on the home you are building. Hardwood has the common perception of being the best for resale value, but luxury vinyl and laminate flooring is becoming increasingly popular. The main characteristics of luxury vinyl flooring are wider boards or thicker materials.

3. Countertops

Quartz countertops are standard in many new kitchens, but people often choose to include quartz throughout the rest of their home. This can include adding quartz in bathrooms or the laundry room to create consistency. Another popular upgrade is choosing unique pieces of stone with extra marbling.

4. Upgraded appliances

Most of these upgrades are made directly with your builder’s appliance supplier and it's not uncommon for homeowners to splurge a little more in this department. There are various ways to build a kitchen made for a cook such as adding a chef-sized fridge, an induction stove, or a deluxe kitchen hood fan.

5. Automation

Automated features in a home are an upgrade that will not only make your life easier but also attract any future home buyers. Automatic light switches, window coverings, heat, and security systems are just a few examples of how automation can be integrated throughout your home.

6. Plumbing fixtures

They may not be obvious, but deluxe kitchen faucets, showerheads, and sinks are quite common upgrades for people in the home building process. Some people prefer gold faucets to match the style of their home or want oversized kitchen sinks. All of these are available to you through the design selection process!

We all dream of a home that’s uniquely ours and has a great market value. At the Morrison Homes Selection Studio, our team is here to guide you through the many choices in the design process as you build your dream home. Whether you are looking to build a timeless estate home or a trendy starter home, our Studio Team can walk you through all the standard and upgraded options available. Check out our various home upgrade promotion packages and get started on designing your future home today!