When it comes to building your new home with Ridgeline Homes, you’ll be able to select from a variety of options to design your home from the ground up. So, which home builder upgrades bring the most value to your home? Of course, we think all of them! However, we also know that not everyone can add all the upgrades to their custom home. That’s why we have 3 upgrades for you to consider as your design your dream home.

First, Consider This…

Building your dream home can be overwhelming. You are presented with many options, down to the the smallest details. When it comes to purchasing the upgrades in your custom home, consider which options will bring more value to your home in the future. Also, here’s a general piece of advice: If you think you’ll replace something down the road, then consider if the remodel would require a major renovation such as hardwood or laminate flooring, tile, and both kitchen and bathroom materials. Essentially, spend the money upfront and get a product that you’ll be happy with for a long time.


Your choice in flooring may be the most impactful decision you make in building your dream home.

Yosemite Model in Waterfall Canyon Subdivision

Continuing your flooring throughout multiple rooms increases the visual flow of the home.

As a rule for flooring, it’s best to select fewer options for your home flooring. Meaning: You don’t want to “chop” up your floor plan with several types of different flooring. For instance, let’s say you have hardwood or laminate in your living room, tile in your kitchen and bathrooms, and carpet in your bedrooms. While this is a very traditional way to break up the space in your house, it’s also considered dated and may impact your overall Return on Investment (ROI).

Instead, Ridgeline Homes recommends upgrading your flooring to the highest level possible. Also, we suggest that instead of using tile in the kitchen, continue the primary flooring throughout as much of the house as you are able to afford. This provides harmony and continuity (visually) throughout your dream home. However, we also know that some people prefer having carpet in their room. Also, don’t forget the tile in the bathrooms. The same concepts should apply here, too. Essentially, the higher quality of flooring that you use, will ultimately provide more longevity to your home and provide a higher ROI.


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Cabinets can make-or-break your kitchen.

The next two sections will focus on your kitchen and bathroom areas. Ask any realtor and they will tell you that the two most make-or-break rooms when buying and selling are: Kitchens and bathrooms. Therefore, it’s important to select quality home builder upgrades that not only appeal to your style, but ones that will be long-lasting. One important upgrade to consider are cabinets.

Because cabinets are such an important feature in your kitchen, it’s important to get them right the first time around. From contemporary to traditional, there are many styles to choose from, and selecting the right style of cabinetry can be a very difficult task. When selecting the style, the wood species, the stain or paint color, and the hardware for your cabinetry, don’t think about money. Select a product that you know will harmonize with all the other components in the kitchen and the surrounding room. It’s best to upgrade your cabinets now in the design phase, for it’s can be very costly to remodel or replace in the long run. Also, we suggest using the same style of cabinetry in your bathrooms.


Countertops are synonymous with cabinetry. In both your kitchen and bathroom, you will need to consider how your countertops and cabinets work together.

In general, your countertops should either compliment or contrast with your cabinets.

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Countertops should either compliment or contrast your cabinetry.

Meaning: Your counters should either closely match your cabinets (think…white on white), or they should be opposite colors (think…black on white). Next, you need to consider the material. For many reasons, granite is still king in the countertop world. First, it’s durable, it doesn’t require a lot of upkeep, and it’s pretty! While granite can be a costly addition, its quality will remain for many years. At Ridgeline Homes, we have several countertop options to choose from.

For quality of design, consider using the same material in your bathroom. We know that at the end of the day, you will have to stick within a budget; however, by upgrading your counters to the highest level you can afford, will not only bring you long-term happiness with your home, but it also increases your return on investment.

Why Ridgeline Homes

Ridgeline Homes is based in Montrose, Colorado, and we build in Montrose, Colorado. Ridgeline Homes is not only committed to building your dream home, but also building our community. So, in other words, it’s not only important to consider which home builder upgrades are important in your overall design, but also which home builder you should hire.

When you build with us, we look at it as helping a friend build their dream home. Ridgeline Homes has three, conveniently located communities in Montrose. Come talk to us today and discover why Ridgeline Homes should be your home builder.

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