You’ve signed on the dotted line and your new home is only a few short months away from completion. Now it’s time to visit the design center to choose your finishes.

For most new home buyers, visiting the design center is the highlight of the process. It’s your chance to personalize your home and make it uniquely yours. But, when it comes time to choose the upgrades you want, the process can quickly become overwhelming.

To help make your choices a little easier, you may want to favor the upgrades that provide the greatest return on your investment.

The Best Kitchen Upgrades for Your New Home

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s also the focal point and the place where family and friends gather. Any upgrades you make in the kitchen will not only enhance your enjoyment of the home but they will also increase your home’s value.

Some of the best upgrades you can make in the kitchen include:

  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Granite countertops
  • Cabinet upgrades
  • Undercounter lighting

If you have the option, consider upgrading to a larger kitchen island and, if it works for your budget, add a veggie sink. Or, as an alternative, add a wet bar or butler’s pantry with a sink.

The Best Master Bath Upgrades for Your New Home

Much like the kitchen, your master bath will be a sanctuary where you can escape to relax and release the stress of the day. More than any other room in your house, you will use the master bath every day. It’s a worthwhile endeavor to make a few upgrades.

One of the best master bath upgrades you can make is adding radiant heat in the floors. You may also want to consider upgrading your bathroom countertops, bath and shower surrounds to natural stone.

Water-wise faucets and fixtures are some of the best upgrades you can select for your new home. They will reduce your water use (and cost) now and, when it comes time to sell, they will be particularly attractive to potential buyers.

Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Your New Home

Energy-efficient upgrades will save you money every month in the form of reduced power bills. They will improve the comfort of your home and make your house more attractive to potential buyers if you ever decide to move.

Some improvements you may want to consider include upgraded insulation, LED lighting, programmable thermostats and high-efficiency HVAC components.

Because we’re all paying close attention to our budget, you’ll likely choose to stick with the builder standards for most of your finishes. Fortunately, Wright Homes includes a variety of upgraded finishes as standard in our homes, including energy efficient windows and upgraded insulation.

With new home communities throughout the Salt Lake City area – including St. George, Draper, Herriman and Riverton – you’re sure to find a lot and plan that suit your lifestyle. We always have quick-delivery homes available for your consideration as well.

Contact Wright Homes today to learn more about our exceptional quality new home builder communities located throughout northern Utah.