In today’s hot condo market, more and more new potential purchasers have become well educated on the many features and finishes available when looking for a new home

‘Customized Finishes’ is another way of saying upgrades. Basically, they are a group of finishes professionally selected. Ones that the builder is willing to take the time to source and offer for those who may want to spend a little more on their dream home.

If you are thinking resale, a must for finishes, whether offered as a standard or upgrade, is to have engineered flooring such as laminate or hardwood, a stone top in the kitchen and bathroom such as quartz, as well as a glass tile backsplash You should also assess your building to know if it is a higher end building and make sure the finishes in your suite reflect this as well. In addition there are also many smaller scale upgrades including window treatments and pot lighting that can be an affordable choice.s.

An important consideration is to determine which upgrades are to include now, that would be difficult to do later on. Cabinet upgrades like aluminum framed cabinet doors with a matching kitchen island, or  lighting in the underside of kitchen upper cabinet pot lights are examples of items that would be quite costly to do after you move in.

Builders may also offer upgraded wood trim mouldings, premium broadloom carpeting, higher quality faucets or designer light fixtures. You have to decide what you need right away..

Condo Presentation Centres can be quite elaborate and fun to experience. The builder, Vrancor Group is working diligently on the new iconic Federal Building located at 150 Main West in Hamilton, transforming it into 150 luxury condominiums. Their Presentation Centre, located at the side of the Staybridge Hotel at 120 Caroline Street South, is the perfect place to visit for those in the condo market who are looking for assistance on choosing the right upgrades for their new condo.

Although what most condo developers classify as ‘upgrades’, such as laminate flooring, quartz countertops and contemporary cabinetry, are standard features in the 150 Main West Residential Loft Condos suites, there are still many great options available for potential homeowners to explore.

However, the sales team at 150 Main West Residential Loft Condos will err on the side of caution when they tell their customers not to go too “trendy” if they ever plan on moving.

“It’s important to think about resale. What is appealing to one person may be appalling to others. If a potential buyer doesn’t like an upgrade you’ve selected, they may calculate renovation costs and lowball their offer. When buying real estate, people often look at what they need to spend money on and deduct it from their offer.”

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