5 New Home Upgrades You Should Invest In When Building Your Infill

Published January 13, 2014.
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When it comes to new home upgrades there are various choices you can make. When upgrading an infill home however, you have to take into consideration how your upgrades will impact the surrounding environment. When deciding to build an infill home in Calgary, it is best to take into account the architectural styles, materials used, and overall look of the neighbouring homes so your brand new build doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.

The Exterior

One of the most effective upgrades you can implement to an infill house is the materials you use for the exterior finish of your home. Things like painted or stained siding, patterned masonry, traditional brick and other such details can really help make your home look more in line with the other homes in the neighborhood and add great curb appeal. Keep in mind the general appearance of the homes surrounding your infill lot and choose exterior materials that match their tone and colour palate.

The Driveway

When designing your infill home, keep your driveway and front pathways in mind. Upgrading your driveway is a great investment as its one of the first things that onlookers will see, so every penny is usually well spent in this area. It's very important that you look at surrounding driveways in the neighborhood. If for example, most are finished in brick pavers you should try and opt for this style too.

The Kitchen

When it comes to the interior of your home you have a lot more freedom to express your own individual style. The best place to start is the kitchen. Kitchen styles have come a long way in recent years and it's worth visiting a few showrooms to get an idea of some of the things you can implement. Choosing modern upgrades for your kitchen is one of the best ways of increasing the property value. Don't go overboard though as spending thousands over your budget on a kitchen may only have a marginal impact on price.

Gardens and Landscaping

Another great place to invest your money is the landscaping surrounding your newly built infill house. The same advice applies here as with kitchens. You're free to a certain extent to experiment with your own personal style. Start by making a scrapbook of styles that you like and implement them into your own design. Hire a local landscape gardener, as he or she will have experience in creating a garden that fits well in the community. They will also advise you on choices of plans and shrubbery that will grow well under your lot’s conditions.

The best advice is to seek the services of a professional architect and interior designer when it comes to choosing new home upgrades for your infill. A professional can guide you on what will be the most valuable upgrades whilst still maintaining a natural equilibrium with the surrounding neighborhood.

Contact the expert team at Sunset Homes to learn more about the new home upgrades you can incorporate into your Calgary infill home.

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