Are you buying a new home from an Ontario builder, perhaps from Mattamy or Remington homes? If so the thought a new Mattamy homes upgrade has probably crossed your mind. What should you upgrade? What should you leave to do after the home has closed? The team at shutter boys has pulled together the 5 most common builder upgrades you can do that will ensure added home value. These are…
- Mattamy Homes En-suite and Master Bath Upgrades
- Mattamy Homes Kitchen Upgrades
- Mattamy Homes Main-Level Flooring Upgrades
- Mattamy Homes Interlocking and Landscaping Upgrades
- Mattamy Homes Custom California Shutter Upgrades
Remember these if and when you so choose to sell your new home in the future. (Note: these can be done by yourself after the fact at a reduced rate, but if your looking to sell or rent after you close these upgrades could be for you)
Mattamy Homes Upgrade #1: En-suites and Master Bath
If you are looking to resell your home a year or two after purchasing it, this would be a Mattamy upgrade to think about doing. Think for a minute, a large amount of personal time is spent in this space (for those couples and single folks alike), and as Scott McGillivray points out, an en-suite remodel has potential return 100-200% if done correctly. So make it look right the first time, even if you have to pay the builder a little extra to do it for you.
Mattamy Homes Upgrade #2: Kitchen
Kitchens make or break the best of people and their relationships. Doing a remodel after closure can get quite expensive, costing anywhere between $40K-$50K for a full kitchen remodel if you were to do it on your own. HGTV estimates this cost will be upwards of $80K if you want it to be done correctly. If you can afford to upgrade this part of your new Mattamy home, make sure you do it right and do it right the first time if you plan on selling your home within the next 5 years. That said you don’t have to go all out with the kitchen builder upgrade. We at Shutter Boys suggest that you get all the structural upgrades including flooring and cabinetry done in the building phase, all the unnecessary ad-dons like light fixtures and other smaller upgrades can be done by you later. The builder grade cabinetry can be upgraded at a later date also if you don’t want to absorb this additional cost at front.
Mattamy Homes Upgrade #3: Main-Level Flooring
This is something you can do yourself after you can get the keys to your new mattamy home if you so choose. Replacing main floor carpeting with hardwood or engineered wood is an essential upgrade that will add to the resale value of your home above what you originally put into it. This Reno gives any new space (or old one) new life.
Mattamy Homes Upgrade #4: Interlocking and Landscaping
This can’t be done until A year or two after the final closing date of your new home to give your foundation time to settle. If you can complete it before you sell, do it. A landscaping job done correctly can give a good impression that has possibilities of adding up to 20 percent to your new home’s value.
Mattamy Homes Upgrade #5: Custom California Shutters
This is a common upgrade that is usually done by and through the builder. Because window fashions like california shutters and blinds are products added to your windows interior, they are not entirely structurally dependent. That said, this is one of the only upgrades you can do yourself before your home closure date if you so choose. This is the first DIY builder upgrade that will allow you to furnish your windows before you acquire your home. Shutter Boys Inc. can help you with this decision. Putting the right window coverings in your window will save you up to 30% in heating and cooling costs in the winter and summer seasons. Choosing the correct type of window covering or California shutter is also important, as it affects whether or not you will receive a return on your initial investment. It’s simple. All window coverings, blinds, and shutters that can be removed manually will not add any value to your home. Secondly, the materials in the making of the covering determine the degree to which you get a good return back on that investment. Top-quality hardwood California shuttersor plantation shutters are the window coverings that will increase your homes future value to the greatest extent if installed. (Note: If you’re not in the market for California Shutters, consider these popular blackout blinds as possible options when furnishing your windows!)
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Do you know of any other common Mattamy Homes upgrades? We’d love to here of more DIY mattamy homes upgrades if there are any! Please leave your answer in the comments below! Note: We are not officiated with Mattamy homes in any way. Although we do endorse their homes as being structurally and architecturally well made.