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Splurge on Your Custom Home Build without Going over Budget

The decision to build a custom home in the Chicago area is very exciting. Today we wanted to address something that is a concern to many new home builders – budget. When you are customizing your new home, it is very easy to go over budget and spend a lot more than planned. However, you may not realize that there are certain areas that you should splurge on and certain areas that you should save.

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Splurge in the Kitchen

The kitchen is the room where splurging is absolutely necessary, because this is the one space where people end up at all hours of the day and night. We recommend that you design the kitchen so that it meets your current needs as well as your future needs. If you have a small family now, a galley kitchen would work well, but as your family grows and you all cook together, you will want more open space. Kitchen islands are always a nice feature, because they add extra seating and work space.

Splurge on the Flooring

Your floors are going to be walked on and paced on for years, so it is worthwhile to spend the money for flooring that is durable and last a long time. The best flooring options include wood, high-end laminate, tile, and stain resistant carpeting. The flooring you choose depends entirely on your personal tastes and preferences. Consider radiant heat flooring to further improve your home.

Splurge on Storage

Storage is a necessity in any house and you will want to make sure that you plan enough storage space in your custom home. Over the years, you will accumulate more things and you will want a place to store it all. The ability to neatly store things will reward you year after year, so make sure to take the time and money to put into storage.

Splurge on Electrical Outlets

No one ever really thinks about the placement of electrical outlets in their house, but since you (and everyone else) use technology on a daily basis, this is something that you should consider. Newer outlets are available with built-in USB ports and you can have charging stations tucked away in custom cabinets throughout the home.

Splurge on the Mud Room

Every home should have a mud room, so that the family has a place to remove their coats, shoes, and mud-and-snow-covered clothing after busy play days. This will keep the space by the front and back doors free from clutter.

Splurge on Outdoor Living Spaces

The outside of your home is just as important as the inside of your home. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you will want to customize your deck and other outdoor spaces. You might want to incorporate an outdoor kitchen on your deck or have a pool installed with a pool house.

Customize Your Home for You

The possibilities are endless when you are customizing your home, but you should choose the items that you are customizing wisely. This will prevent you from spending too much money, but still allows you to enjoy the spaces that you use the most. Give us a call at 312-714-5454 to start the planning process for your custom home in Chicago.

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