Considerations When Purchasing Appliances – Stove and Microwave

When choosing a stove, my main concern was that I wanted a gas stove. Luckily, our neighborhood automatically comes with gas stoves, so my problems really should have been solved there. And they would have been if I had not wanted a pot filler. One simple pot filler essentially caused my upgrade budget to skyrocket.…

Considerations When Purchasing Appliances – Refrigerator

Since our home did not come with a refrigerator, washer, or dryer, I did extensive research on them to determine what I wanted. The fridge was my top priority and I looked at countless options before choosing my winner: I chose an LG fridge, which I debated since all of our other kitchen appliances are…

Considerations When Purchasing Appliances – Dishwasher

Having never owned a home before, I've never really had to contemplate the appliances in my life. My apartment has centuries old appliances (not really, but it sure feels like it) and there's not much I can do to fix this. Since we are building our home, we were able to choose our appliances. Of…

What NOT to Upgrade at the Design Center

I would almost equate our builder's design center to an amusement park. It's a wonderland of every available option and upgrade that you could possibly add to your house, from under cabinet lighting to marble countertops. And just like an amusement park, it's insanely expensive. My previous post included the things that we upgraded at…

What to Upgrade at the Design Center

You’ve decided to take the crazy awesome journey to building your home! You’ve signed the dotted line and the process has begun. Bask in the accomplishment of picking a builder, lot, floor plan, and overall style of the outside! Oh wait, now you have to pick everything else. You will never spend so much time…