Tips on Upgrading a New House Plan

Finding an awesome house plan is great, but upgrading your house plan to your exact idea of perfection is even better! Choosing every finishing detail and all of your favorite features really makes a house your own. Just think about all the fun you can have selecting finishes to complement your dream home.

See how the Backus family made House Plan 1031 suit their family with their own upgrades!

Whether you want a chef-inspired kitchen or a relaxing master bath, you can search through thousands of plan options to give yourself the upgrade you deserve when you build. Plus, we offer information on some of our favorite products for every space. Check them out for yourself! Before you start planning for your finishes, though, here are a few of the major spaces and top features that homeowners tend to splurge on when selecting a house.

New House Plan 4298 - Front Exterior
House Plan 4298
5,286 Square Foot, 5 Bed, 3.1 Bath Mountain Lodge with Photos to Explore

Upgrading the Kitchen

The kitchen makes a statement both in functionality and style. Whether you want a country kitchen in a chic farmhouse or a sleek modern layout in a contemporary home, our house plans offer all the possibilities. The key is to find fixtures and features that match your home’s style while also providing uniquely amazing components.

Traditional farmhouse plan with modern amenities. The Ingalls House Plan.
House Plan 9772
2,964 Square Foot, 3 Bed, 3.1 Bath Modern Farmhouse Plan

Some of our favorite areas to explore while upgrading your kitchen center around the cooking spaces. An impressive gas cooking range and a modern oven are some relatively simple ways to add value to your house. Many homeowners also love the look of refined finishes like quartz countertops and beautiful cabinetry.

Upgraded Kitchen Plan
Check out this modern kitchen with its stone countertops, professional-style gas range, and beautiful island.

Perhaps the most fun part of designing a kitchen is getting to choose your new perfect fridge. Whether it’s built to blend into the cabinets, or it’s a smart fridge that hooks up to your phone, explore some of the best refrigerators made by some of the most reputable companies!

Kitchens have a variety of great features to choose from. Don’t let anything go unnoticed and ensure that your new kitchen stands out for the right reasons!

A Spa Bath Like No Other

Everybody could use a spa bath. The idea of upgrading your house plan doesn’t get much more tempting than when you think about a spectacularly relaxing oasis. Just imagine unwinding in a jacuzzi tub after a long day at work or with the kids. Or letting the stress melt away under a warm waterfall shower. Adding high-end finishes to the vanities can also greatly increase a home’s value!

House Plan 6562
5,618 Square Foot, 6 Bed, 6.1 Bath Refined Traditional Plan for a Narrow Lot

See the Bathroom section of our Product Ideas page to get started! You’ll see that bath luxury doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. Many of the brands features have impressive finishing options for any budget!

Bathroom Upgrade
Look at this impressive spa bath for the master suite in House Plan 6562!

Other Ideas for Upgrading Your House Plan

While the kitchen and bathrooms are some of the most popular places to focus on upgrading a house plan, there are actually other options both inside and out. Many of these touches can get overlooked by homeowners. Stand out and show your ultimate attention to detail by creating a home that you will love for a lifetime.

Windows Galore

One easy way to create curb appeal is by choosing the right windows for your home. For a Craftsman plan, you may want to consider windows with divided lights for detail, while a modern plan would be better finished with large, sleek panes. Always purchase from a reputable company to ensure that the style is durable and your home is protected.

House Plan 5517
1,879 Square Foot, 3 Bed, 2.0 Bath Craftsman Plan with a Gorgeously Decorated Exterior

All Sorts of Doors

House Plan 7138
1,509 Square Foot, 3 Bed, 2.0 Bath Country Bungalow Plan with Split Bedrooms

Both your front door and garage doors contribute to curb appeal. Picking a unique but fitting door for your home’s style will give you great property value in return. There are so many gorgeous ways to at a custom touch with your doors!

Other Little Things That Go a Long Way

Molding Upgrades
House Plan 7283
2,297 Square Foot, 3 Bed, 2.1 Bath Modern Craftsman Plan with Tons of Details

There are so many ways to upgrade your house that we couldn’t possibly list them all here. From crown molding and tray ceilings, to built-ins and centerpiece fireplaces, to even an outdoor kitchen or entertainment space… use your imagination! We know that you will love making every inch of your home custom and enjoyable.

Your home is a unique expression of you, but if you ever have any questions or need help at any step of your home building process, feel free to reach out and let us know. We can’t wait to see the dream home that you create!

Christine Cooney
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Christine has over a decade of experience as a house plan and floor plan expert. Outside of providing her expertise to customers to help them find and build their dream homes, her passion and knowledge of the home building industry allows Christine to guide families and builders through all of the important steps from finding plans to building custom homes that meet the expectations of today’s new home owner. Christine’s years of knowledge of the diverse trends and needs of the modern homeowner has made her into an authoritative and trusted voice in the online house plan community.

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