Above is a picture of a great use of upgrade money when designing you kitchen and dining room. These client extended their kitchen cabinets across the entire length of their dining room, added granite, and a matching backsplash to give their dining room a built in buffet. This decision does not have to be made before framing and can generally be added at any time during construction as long as it is before the cabinets are in production. I think the use of built-ins in the dining room gives this home a more “homey” feel which would have otherwise most likely been a wall with a few photos and that is it. Creating storage is invaluable when building.
Extra features like built-ins will 100% help the re-sale value of your home and your homes appeal at re-sale helping it sell more quickly!