If you are looking at a particular builder, you might have walked through a show home. Show homes are a great way to get an idea of what the builder does, and see all the options available. However, it is important to realize that the show home is going to have all the bells and whistles-- meaning that when you build your home, you might not have the budget to do everything that they did to upgrade the house. Here are a couple upgrades that you should consider putting in when you build the home.

1. An Upgraded Kitchen

One of the best upgrades you can get is an upgraded kitchen. When you start building the home you will have the option to upgrade many different things, and it might be hard to know where to put your money. An upgraded kitchen is one of the best places. This is because it will not only make your life better, but it will improve the value of the home. This means that if or when you do sell the home, you can get more money out of it because of the kitchen.

Try putting in better flooring, nicer cabinets, an island, double ovens, a backsplash and anything else that will make the kitchen a focal point in the house.

2. Structural Upgrades

If you have a limited budget to put towards upgrades then you should consider putting it toward structural upgrades. You can change cabinets, paint color, even flooring later. However, it will be much harder to do a bump out later. This is why you should go through and decide what upgrades are structural and cannot be changed once the house is done. These are the places that you should invest. Then if you budget increases later in the life, you can change the floors, add nicer railings, put in different paint, and so forth.

3. A Bigger Garage

Another great place to invest is in the garage. Having a bigger garage is a major selling point for many people. If you can afford a 3 car garage, you should consider doing it when you build. If you can't afford the full 3 car, see if there is a way to at least bump out the garage just a couple feet. This will give you more room to park your cars, store bikes and other items, and still have room to move around.

These are just some of the upgrades that are worth putting your money toward when you build. 

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