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Where to Save and Where to Splurge when Building a Custom Home

If you plan on having your home custom built, setting a budget can be stressful and even tricky. Knowing where to maybe spend a little more or even where to save can get overwhelming. So here are a few tips on where to save and where to splurge when building a custom home.

Kitchen (Splurge)

Since the kitchen is considered the heart of the home, this is a room in which you may want to splurge. The kitchen is where you host your friends and family and celebrate holidays. Because so much time is spent in the kitchen, it’s worth spending a little extra in this space. There are so many ways to make your kitchen efficient and unique. Think about the layout, how much storage you need, or if you need double appliances. Need a little inspiration? See our article The Kitchen: The Hub of Your Home for more ideas.

Light Fixtures (Save)

There are great online resources for buying light fixtures. However, you may worry about the quality of the lights, so it’s always important to read reviews before purchasing. This can save you some money, and you can even install them yourself if you like home projects.

Storage (Splurge)

You honestly can never have enough storage space. Making sure you have the right amount of storage space is helpful in the long run. As your family grows, so do the personal items—especially clothes. There are many stylish ways to incorporate storage space to make the home look neat and well organized.

Backsplash (Save)

A custom backsplash can be pricey. However, if you like do-it-yourself projects, you can install your own. Or wait until later down the road to install a custom backsplash.

Outdoor Space (Splurge)

You can’t go wrong with a lovely outdoor space when building your custom home. Having an area where you can entertain both indoors and outdoors is a great feature for your new home. There are plenty of features you can add to your outdoor space. Please see our article Designing Outdoor Living Spaces for some ideas on planning for inside-outside living, outdoor kitchens, and firepits.

Flooring (Splurge)

The importance of flooring in your new custom-built home cannot be underestimated, and there are many options when choosing your custom flooring to fit your style. This is a feature worth splurging on since you want to ensure it is durable enough to handle your day-to-day lifestyle. Flooring can also have a significant impact on the look of your home, and flooring can impact resale value.

There are so many features in your custom home you can splurge on, but it’s essential to consider the ones that will significantly impact your daily lifestyle, comfort, and future resale value of the home. At Artisan Builders, we prioritize making sure your custom-built house is unique to you. If you are looking to build your new home, please contact us today; we would love to assist in creating your dream home!