What did you splurge on, what did you save on.
We have started picking out things for our home and I feel like we have mostly picked appliances, plumbing, and finishes that will save us money.
But there are some things we have purchased that are not low end.
-Jenn-Air Downdraft Gas Cooktop- Hubby is the cook and he has wanted a gas cooktop.
-GE Double Oven with convection on top
-Victoria and Albert Amalfi Tub. I really wanted a soaker tub that would hold in heat but not interested in whirlpool, air, or cast iron. This is still a small bone of contention, but I really want to make it work.
-Moen motion sense kitchen faucet
-Picked a level 2 granite out of 5 levels with 5 being most $$$
-Cultured marble counters in both bathrooms. I would have rather done granite, but builder says this will be 40% less.
-paint grade cabinets. I never wanted stained to begin with.
- Delta Trinsic plumbing in chrome. Trinsic is their most budget friendly line that has a modern look to it. They have an Ashlyn line coming out in the fall which will be modern/contemporary and even less expensive than Trinsic. We are building a ledge by the master bathroom tub to use a regular whirlpool tub filler as opposed to those more expensive tub fillers that come up from the floor.
-Builder's friend owns a local flooring place so we know we can get a good deal on carpet, plank vinyl flooring , etc.
-We haven't really started picking out lighting yet.
Sooo...what did you splurge on, what did you save on, and what would you do differently?