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The Power of Built-Ins

The power of built-ins when building!!! I always discuss built-ins versus furniture piece options with clients when they are building. Built-ins will generally be the same price as a custom furniture piece but I believe they give a home a polished look you cannot get with furniture. Most cabinet makers will charge per cabinet box $275-$450 a box depending on what type of wood, door style, and paint treatment you select. You can also save money but keeping you built ins to 8′ in height as most of the product will generally come in these heights and anything taller is more custom and of course more expensive. I always suggest clients decide whether or not they want to add built-ins at their final plan review before framing starts, this way, we can have the framer custom frame around the built-in dimensions giving them a true built-in look. In the above picture, we also had the cabinet maker add roll out trays inside some of the lower cabinets for DVD storage!!!

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!

Client Testimonials
  • After spending time in the model we felt that this particular style of home, coupled with cost, location and available features made American Heritage Homes an easy choice to build our Southern Utah home. We were most impressed by the ability for American Heritage Homes to adhere to the planned schedule and budget throughout the entire project. Our custom home was built in 14 weeks. The project came in on budget with absolutely NO surprises exceeding our expectations in every way. Lastly, it is quite apparent the American Heritage Homes' top priority is the quality of workmanship and materials used in the construction process, leading to your total satisfaction with your new home.

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    Marv and Sheree MarcusHappy 2012 Homeowners