One of the many fun and exciting parts of purchasing a new home is choosing the materials, finishes and upgrades. This enables you to personalize your new home according to your likes and dislikes, making it feel even more uniquely yours! To prepare you for your Design Consultation appointment and all the fun that is to come, we’ve gathered the top ten upgrades to consider that will add value and design appeal to your new home.
1) High-Quality Wood Flooring and Stairs
Make your spacious and beautiful home feel even more inviting and by implement high-quality wood flooring and stairs. Not only will wood finishes sophisticate your home, they are also resilient and easy to maintain. Consider upgrading to stained oak or maple hardwood flooring extended into your kitchen and dinette as well as on the second floor of your new home.
2) Granite or Quartz Countertops
Using materials like quartz or granite can ensure your surfaces lasts for many years to come. From light to dark shades and soft to bold designs, we have a wide selection of choices. Upgrading your kitchen and bathroom countertops to a low-maintenance material such as quartz will go a long way in enhancing the long-term value and appearance of your home.
3) Custom Built-in Cabinetry
Nothing is more impressive than a premium-quality kitchen and dining area fitted with custom cabinetry. It’s ideal for enhancing the design and storage capabilities of your home. Whether you add storage cabinets in the laundry room, basement, TV room, or anywhere else, the very act of fitting a home with higher storage capacity can make it more useful and valuable to your household.
4) Sinks and Single-Hole Faucets
Easy to keep clean, under-mounted sinks and single-hole faucets are a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom when combined with granite or quartz countertops. Not only are they practical but also have a great design appeal. Stainless steel or granite sink models are particularly popular in kitchens adding a sleek modern appeal to any kitchen, while white square/rectangular sinks fit beautifully in our bathroom vanities. Upgrade the finish of your single-hole faucet to brushed stainless, matte black or many other finishes to choose from, to personalize your space and make it uniquely yours!
5) Railings In Lieu of Half-Walls
Installing railings instead of half walls will allow more natural light to move through your space. You have a variety of profiles and finishes to choose from, such as elegant wood railings to a modern glass finish. An upgraded railing by the stairs or in a loft area ignites a sense of spaciousness and sophistication to your home.
6) Flat Ceilings for a Clean Look
Upgrading to flat ceilings throughout provides a clean and modern look to your home. It’s a simple and easy way to change the atmosphere and spaciousness of any room.
7) Under-Cabinet Lighting and Pot Lights
Under-cabinet lighting is about convenience, but also drastically improves the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. Recessed installations can give your cabinetry a sleek appearance with a soft glow emitting from its underside, focusing on the beautiful countertops (yet another reason for upgrading to our stunning quartz or granite countertops). Pot lights are a fantastic upgrade for task lighting and for increasing the overall ambiance of a space.
8) Tiled Shower Walls and Glass Doors
Add refined elegance with tiled shower walls, available in many different colours and patterns for that spa-inspired design. Combined with a sleek modern glass door, they improve the feel of any bathroom.
9) Kitchen Features and Extended Pantries (for Specific Models)
Extended pantries not only give your kitchen more storage space, but also amplify the heart of the home. There are many options available, such as an extended pantry with glass doors that showcases your stunning dinnerware, add wine storage, or continue with the same seamless finish throughout.
We have several features to enhance the functionality in your kitchen, such as organizational storage, pots and pan drawers, and adding a breakfast bar for the family to gather around.
Nothing says “home sweet home” more than relaxing by the fireplace after a long day. They are highly functional in delivering extra warmth in the winter and act as a year-round statement of sophistication in your home.
Our Valecraft Design Centre team looks forward to helping you choose the ideal materials, finishes, and upgrades to fit your lifestyle and budget. Contact us today for more information!