Size vs. Level of Finish - Where to Compromise?
I've been going back and forth with the builder about plans, how big to go and the level of finish that I really want to have. We're still trying to arrive at a final plan and what the bottom line might be, but if you had to compromise on less space (in this case losing 1st floor office space) vs. reducing the level of finishes I'm curious how other people went about making their decision.
I'm building a one level with a walkout basement, so there would be the option to finish off additional space later. For the level of finish, I really want hardwood floors throughout (other than baths and mudroom), quarter sawn oak cabinets, solid wood doors, wide simple trim, quartz countertops, higher efficiency mechanicals, cast iron for the bathtub, etc.