Cost Saving Designs in Your NoHo Home!

Design Customization & Cost Savings in New Home Construction

Vineland Metro homes North Hollywood

Once you’ve signed on the dotted line and officially purchased your new home, the fun of designing it can begin! When you are involved in the process of building a new home versus buying resale, you have the benefit of customizing things like flooring, cabinets, countertops and electrical options straight out of the gate, making these options more affordable than doing renovations.

Here are the top five cost-saving design upgrades for a new home:

1. Quartz Countertops
Premium quartz countertops provide remarkable style and endurance with nonporous, stain, scratch and heat resistant surfaces. Brands such as Caesarstone even come complete with a residential lifetime warranty. This design element adds great value to your home, and can also be available at a lower cost than retail price when it is available as an upgrade from your homebuilder.

2. Hybrid Wood Floors
This next generation of flooring gives you the look of traditional hard wood floors without the high-level of maintenance. Hybrid wood flooring is not only a environmentally responsible option, it is also quieter under foot for everyday household living. It is more water and scratch resistant than traditional hardwood flooring, and best of all, can be easily cleaned!

3. Glass Mosaic Backsplashes
A great way to show off your own unique style is with a glass mosaic backsplash in the kitchen and bathroom. This option can add color and patterns, or simply tie-in a clean, modern look. The simplicity of having this completed for you when designing your own new home is worth all the time it would save you in an otherwise not-so-easy DIY renovation project. Let’s just say installing your own mosaic backsplash won’t make the top 5 easiest DIY projects list.

4. Flat Panel Conduit
Wall mounted TVs save space and lend to a simple, modern feel. The option of pre-wiring your home for a flat panel TV conduit mount saves you the hassle of covering up those pesky wires after the fact. When buying a new home that gives you this option, you save both time and money.

5. Electric Car Plug-ins
This is one of the most popular new features being offered in new home construction. With electric car and hybrid electric car manufacturing on the rise, more and more people are setting the trend of installing their own electric vehicle plug-in right in their own garage.

At MBK Homes we offer these design upgrades to customers at all of our new home locations including Vineland Metro, one of our most popular new communities in North Hollywood. Our P3 Program gives homebuyers the option to choose from a tiered level of designer selected flooring packages – preferred, premium and premier – and provides an exceptional cost savings while achieving a designer look and feel. Each package can be applied to any residence floor plan and is available in a variety of color choices. This gives our homebuyers maximum opportunity for customization in their home from the big things like floor plans right down to the important details of everyday living.

At MBK Homes we are able to offer our homebuyers a savings of up to 50% off retail on design upgrades. We work closely with designers to select the most popular trends so that we can provide our customers with great quality options at great value.

About Vineland Metro by MBK Homes
Located at 6552 North Vineland Avenue (on the corner of Vineland and Kittridge), Vineland Metro by MBK Homes is the only new for sale product available in the area, which is central to major employment centers and adjacent to the NoHo Arts District eateries, shops, and entertainment venues. The community features 27 two-story detached traditional-style homes with private outdoor areas and up to five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Starting in the mid- $400,000s, the homes are an attractive option for people currently living in or looking to relocate to the North Hollywood area. Sales began at the community in February 2014 and continue to remain strong, confirming the demand for new housing in the area.

The Vineland Metro sales center and model home is open daily. Stop in to talk with a new home consultant or visit for more information before the homes are gone.

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Lisa Bianconi
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