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Save vs. Splurge: A Custom Home Build Guide

Wed, Jul 27, 2022 at 12:03PM

Save vs. Splurge: A Custom Home Build Guide

Once you begin building a custom home with home builders in Volusia County, you’ll be faced with many choices. 

From paint colors to HVAC systems, it can be difficult to know when to save money by opting for less expensive features versus when to splurge, such as for the kitchen of your dreams.

Unless you have an unlimited budget and resources, you’ll have to make tough decisions. The key is to strike a balance. Below are some tips to tell when you should save and when you should splurge. 

Calculating Square Footage and Ceiling Height

When it comes to skeleton features like your home’s floor plan, square footage, ceiling height, and other unchangeable design elements, you may want to splurge a bit. 

This is because once you start constructing basic features like ceiling height, you won’t be able to rewind the clock to expand your space or extend your ceiling height. As a result, it’s important to err on the side of too much rather than too little. 

The Best Flooring? Ask Home Builders in New Smyrna Beach

Floors are a great time to put down that credit card and save a little money. There are many great floor options at low prices. 

If you’re looking for ways to cut down on expenses, your flooring is a good place to start. Consider saving a few bucks with vinyl as opposed to hardwood. 

Check with your home builders in New Smyrna Beach to find more options for flooring material that’s right for you and your budget.  

How Often Will You Use Specific Appliances and Amenities? 

The best way to determine if you should splurge or save is to understand how often you’ll use the feature, product, or item. 

Sure, a built-in automated coffee bar may look cool, but will this be a feature that you’ll use every day? 

Be realistic with your answers. If yes, then it might be worth considering splurging. This logic is especially helpful as appliances and features you’ll be using regularly should be more expensive to prevent wear and tear. 

If you have any questions regarding your new home or want any idea's for what to include, the team at Kargar Homes is always happy to help with your home build. 


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