When you have lived in a few houses you get to know the features that you value, and those you don’t.
And with some of those features, you only get one chance to install them and that is during construction. Having recently built a Carlisle Home, I had the same dilemma that many of our customers face; that is deciding between features and options that should be built in during construction, and those that can afford to wait until later.
So now I can see that there were features that I am very glad I chose because (1) they add value to the way I use the home right now, and (2) they would have been nearly impossible to fit afterwards. There are also features I chose that I wouldn’t worry about if I was building again.
I would be kicking myself if I had not installed under-tile heating to the ensuite. It’s fantastic to walk on warm tiles in the middle of winter – much better than I expected it would be! I use it on a timer so it only heats during the times I need it to, and it is surprisingly cost effective to run. This is the sort of feature that if you don’t install during construction it will most likely never happen, so this one goes to the top of my list for features I’m glad I chose and would whole-heartedly recommend.