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5 Best Upgrades For Your New Home

Grand Central Park - 5 Best Upgrades For Your New Home

October 21, 2019

All Grand Central Park builders offer floor plans that can be easily customized with upgrades and options to fit the needs of your family. This can be advantageous as the cost of the upgrades can be rolled into your home mortgage and you will not have costly remodels down the road.

When it comes to upgrades, you should choose the ones that best fit the needs of your family but here are five that should be at the top of any homebuyer’s list:

Structural Options

As anyone remodeling their home can tell you, adding bedrooms, bathrooms or media rooms after a home is built is difficult and very costly – and you will be living in a construction zone for months. If you are anticipating another child or having to care for elderly parents, you should add that extra bedroom or multigenerational suite now, rather than later.


Installing high quality flooring when you purchase your home means you won’t have to replace it five to ten years down the line. Choose classic, easy to clean materials such as hardwood, stone or tile. If you like carpet choose something on the higher end that is stain resistant. The better your floors are, the higher the value of your home.

Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen is the heart of the home and if you want to increase the value of yours, that’s the best place to start. If your budget is limited, be sure to upgrade your kitchen cabinets because doing so in the future usually requires remodelers to remove your countertops, backsplash and appliances — expensive! Choose high-quality wood for durability and stick with classic rather than trendy.


Despite the fact that your family will be spending a lot of time in the backyard, it might be tempting to save money by planning to fix up your patio later. Doing it when you purchase your home might be more cost effective. You can roll the cost of an outdoor kitchen and fireplace into your mortgage. The builder can work with you to make sure you have the correct electrical, gas and water lines. Best of all, you can enjoy it the day you move in.

Home Automation

These days, most builders include a basic smart home package in their new homes. Smart thermostats, lights and garage door openers make life much easier but did you know you can get a lot more at the design center? Purchasing everything you want now, allows the builder to install products that integrate with each other for ease of use.

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