American Heritage Homes

Custom Homes for Sale in St. George

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
  • We currently live in Evans, Georgia and are preparing to retire in the upcoming summer. We have known for several years that we wanted to retire in the Southwestern region of the United States-in a place with beautiful scenery, wonderful weather for outdoor activities, low crime, and great people. The St. George, Utah area continued to be a place we visited, and last year, we decided to move forward with our retirement plans. Having no contacts west of Georgia, we were faced with the task of finding someone to help us make our dream a reality. Our realtor, Laura Taylor, introduced us to Seth Foster and the wheels were set in motion. We knew Dixie Springs was the area in which we wanted to build our home, but more importantly, we quickly realized that Seth and Shem Foster were the builders we were willing to entrust. Bob Raybould helped us secure an ideal lot, and Design Consultant, Yvonne Christensen, discussed options with us. Over the next three months, we primarily dealt with the American Heritage Homes’ team from 2100 miles away. We were pleasantly surprised at the ease of this process. Seth and Shem were always available to us. Yvonne kept in constant contact through email and phone calls. Her keen ability to understand our interests was amazing, and her ideas and suggestions were perfectly suited for our tastes. During this time, we traveled to Utah twice for our pre and final walk-throughs. Both times, Shem spent time with us walking through our house and making sure that we were satisfied. Yvonne met with us and reviewed our selections. Bob offered his time and agreed to keep an eye on our house. We truly appreciate the workmanship, professionalism, and caring attitude that the American Heritage Homes’ team showed us during the construction process and beyond. We are very anxious to be permanent residents of Utah and reside in our beautiful new home. See Y’all Soon!

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    Ben and Cathy Barber2013 Homeowner