5 Best Structural Options For Your New Home

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Once you’ve chosen a builder for your beautiful new home in Balmoral, it’s time to tailor it to fit your needs. One way to do this is by selecting structural options.

Structural options are items that impact how your home is built. These items run the gamut from the addition of a bedroom or media room to balconies, built-in bookshelves and extended patios.

All Balmoral builders offer a range of options for an additional price. While it is important to choose the ones that best fit your family’s lifestyle, here are five options you can never go wrong with.

Kitchen Islands and Cabinets

Once an upgrade, island kitchens are now offered as standard features by most builders. However, not all islands are built the same and once yours is installed, it’s going to be expensive to remodel. Oversized islands will provide more workspace and more counter seating. A particular favorite is an island with a table extension. Cabinets also are expensive to tear out later, so invest in high-quality wood, extra height (up to the ceiling if possible) and glass inserts.

Patio Extensions and Summer Kitchens

If you love having the neighbors over for barbecues, then investing in an extended patio will be a must. Extended patios allow you to have a dining area and a conversational area. If your budget allows, splurge on a built-in outdoor kitchen, an outdoor fireplace or a firepit. The addition of folding patio doors blurs the line between indoors and outdoors.

Extra Rooms

Bonus rooms, lofts, extra bedrooms or sunrooms can and should be added when your home is built. Additional rooms allow you to stay in your home if your family grows and increases the square footage of your house.

Bigger Garage

If you can expand your garage consider doing so. No one has ever complained about having too much garage space. Builders generally offer the option to add extra garage bays but many also offer workshop or storage options.

Master Bath Changes

Remodeling a bathroom isn’t fun, so create your ultimate bath when you are building your home. Install a jetted tub, take the custom tile up to the ceiling or ditch the tub and expand your frameless glass shower.


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