Home Trends Worth the Extra Cost

Designing and building your first home is special. It is an exciting experience, but also an expensive one. While it would be nice to be able to incorporate every awesome home feature you see on Pinterest and have top of the line appliances, it isn’t realistic for a first home. Since ‘you can’t always get what you want,’ we choose five home trends that are worth the splurge from the get go.

Additional Garage Space

Include storage space in your garage in addition to having room for your vehicles. This space can house a variety of items, such as a lawnmower and/or a snow blower, which you might have space elsewhere for.

High Ceilings

Similar to mirrors, high ceilings will make a room appear larger than it is. High ceilings help open up a space making so it doesn’t appear so cramped.


Spend a little extra on lighting for everyday rooms such as the kitchen or family room. Since these rooms are most frequently used, be sure your light fixtures provide adequate lighting. It can make a world of difference.

Heated Bathroom Floors

If disturbingly cold bathroom floors help you wake up in the morning, then you should skip this splurge. Otherwise, avoid being traumatized when your foot first touches the floor by investing in a heated bathroom floor.

Media Room

As a popular common area, spending a little extra on a built-in shelving unit and high tech gadgets will be worth it in the long run. A shelving unit not only looks sleek, but it also great for organization.

Bonus: Home Security

What is more important than feeling safe in your home? Nothing. Outdoor lights are helpful in warning off burglars, but they don’t have the same effect as a security system. A home security system can be added virtually any time, but why not have it from the start instead of after a scare.

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