There are so many “best parts” of buying a brand-new home. In pre-construction, one of the most exciting is selecting final touches and finishes. Everything from flooring and wall colour to finer details like hardware, the process of customizing your home can be thrilling!
With so many important decisions to make, it can feel a little stressful and overwhelming. Before purchasing, consider asking a builder about their offered selections and get a close look at the quality and variety of choices that are included as standard.
Personalization vs. customization
Purchasing in a new development through a builder means you are buying a personalized home, not a custom built one. There are distinct differences between the two that should be considered with care when looking at a pre-construction.
Personalization includes working with the design elements and finishes the builder has to offer. In most cases, this does not include moving walls or rearranging the layout of your kitchen, bathroom, etc. Homeowners are given the opportunity to design their space with certain constraints. Typically, project and construction details are not shared with homeowners and input into these elements is not allowed.
Budgets and upgrades
Buyers may not know what budget to set or how much upgrades will cost until the time comes to select their finishes. Builders like Edgewood Homes provide upfront costs to help buyers plan their budgets before going through the design process.
A lot of assumptions are made when it comes to the materials used with new developments. It is often believed poor quality finishes are the norm and that a quality home requires extensive upgrades. This is not always the case. Some builders will have a showroom within their sales centre that displays most (if not all) selections offered. Representatives are available and well-equipped to assist buyers and make suggestions from standard and upgrade options.
Edgewood Homes provides a personal design service, along with a selections catalogue and design guide for Highcrest buyers. With a carefully thought-out collection of flooring, tile, cabinetry, and accessories, a wide variety of above-builder-grade selections are available for both standard and upgraded finishes. For anyone wanting options outside of the catalogue, a few local designers have been chosen by Edgewood Homes to help buyers directly.
If you are interested in checking out the offered finishes or for general information about the upcoming Highcrest community, please contact [email protected] or 705.224.4663 to book a phone or in-person appointment with an Edgewood Homes representative.
Under the watchful eye of company principal David Goodfellow, Edgewood Homes has established a pre-eminent position at the leading edge of residential design and construction in Muskoka for the past 20+ years. Retaining highly creative architects and designers, utilizing exceptionally skilled tradespeople, and with a keen attention to even the smallest of details, Edgewood brings high-end vision and elegance to all of their projects.
Christina Cook is the Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Edgewood Homes Muskoka.
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