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Top Five Ways to Upgrade Your Home

Cross Creek Ranch - Top Five Ways to Upgrade Your Home

May 11, 2023

Cross Creek Ranch builders offer a variety of floor plans, but if you feel the need for a little something extra, upgrades are always available. Which upgrades give you the most bang for your buck? We’ve listed five.

Don’t Wait to Renovate

Structural upgrades include anything that adds square footage to your home such as a bonus room or repurposes an existing room such as exchanging a bedroom for a study. Upgrading now will save you the hassle of interviewing contractors, refinancing to afford the renovation and living in construction dust. Structural upgrades such as media rooms, studies and additional garage bays add value to your home if you are thinking of selling.

It's All About the Kitchen

Your family will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen, so it’s worth splurging on. If your budget is limited, start with the cabinets since they are harder to tear out later. Taller cabinets that reach the ceiling give your kitchen a more finished look. While you’re at it, add some under-counter lighting. Tile work is another area where you want to upgrade now rather than later. To ensure your counters last forever, upgrade to quartz or marble.

Opt for a Sweet Suite

Your primary suite will be your refuge which makes it deserving of your upgrade dollars. If your builder offers one, a bay window bump-out provides room for your exercise bike or a cozy reading nook. A sitting room upgrade makes for a great private office, television area or exercise room. In the bath, go for an extended shower with multiple shower heads — unless you love tubs, in which case a standalone tub makes a gorgeous focal point.

Beauty Underfoot

Do you have toddlers guaranteed to spill everything from juice to paint? Will your young sports enthusiasts forget to take their cleats off after practice? Your best bet for longevity is a flooring upgrade. Wood floors are always popular. If you are worried about durability you can opt for wood-like tile. If you love carpet, upgrade to something stain-resistant and eco-friendly.

Backyard Oasis

Extend your covered patio to create a fantastic al fresco entertaining space. A built-in summer kitchen is beautiful and practical. In the mood for romance? Add an outdoor fireplace. Your builder can often add a fire pit — just ask. If you don’t want a concrete patio, upgrade to brick or tile.

See What Our Builders Can Do For You

If you are thinking of making the move to Cross Creek Ranch, visit our model homes today. You will see some of the beautiful upgrades available and can talk with a sales representative about how you can incorporate them in your new home.



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