Let’s face it. Not everyone has the time, money, or the energy to take on a custom build or renovation. I know we didn’t when we purchased our spec home back in 2012. I was eight months pregnant and we didn’t have much of a choice back then since the selection was minimal in the area we wanted to live in. So we decided on the next best thing… we found a home that had a great layout, and over time, we have been tackling room by room to add our personality and style. Let me show you how we are transforming our spec home into a one-of-a-kind property that is functional for our family without breaking the bank.
Many people think that spec homes are boring, plain, cookie-cutter generic. But buying a spec home is nothing to be embarrassed about, in fact, it could be the most economical thing you can do. How? Well, by making a few small upgrades over time can completely change the look and feel of a home and it doesn’t have to be expensive to make it feel custom. You don’t need to complete a major overhaul to make a home feel unique, modern, and fabulous. Here are my top renos that pack a punch of personality but is easy on your wallet:
- light fixtures
- paint or wallpaper
- hardware and cabinet pulls
- backsplash tile accents
- completing the landscaping
- utilizing decor that speaks to your style like furniture, blinds, artwork
The nice thing about purchasing a spec home is that it is move-in ready as soon as you purchase it and you can take all the time you need to save up or tackle the jobs when the time allows for it. As long as the home has solid bones and a great layout right off the hop, you can live in the home awhile and cross off the to-do items on your list whenever you are able to. Another option could be purchasing a home with a mortgage plus improvements and roll your renovations into your mortgage payment. So if you are in a time crunch but you find a spec home that fits the bill, you can move in and tackle the reno as opposed to waiting 8-12 months for your home to be ready.
My team has a tonne of experience with connecting our clients to spec homes that fit their budget and matching them with a layout that works best for their lifestyle. Whether it is a townhome, duplex, or a large family home, we got you covered. Connect with us if you are on the hunt for a new place, but don’t know where to start. We may be able to save you a boatload of money by showing you what a spec home can do for you.