We’re building a large multi generational single story home (essentially a 4 bedroom 2 bath 2 living room home with a seperate fully self contained 1 bedroom, granny flat under the same roof). We’re building in Townsville North QLD (think hot, humid tropical). The granny flat is for my mother in law and this is our planned forever home. We have a young growing family with a baby, the kitchen is the most important room to us but also the most expensive. We are already at the top of our budget and are shrinking the shed from a 3 bay to a 2 bay to be able to afford some of these. We can’t afford every extra on this list. What is best/worth to add now, what is cheap and easy to upgrade later? Upgrades we are considering: - Upgrade ceiling bats from R2.5 to Bradford Gold R7.0 or R5.0 (still waiting on cost). - An additional $5318 on electrical (this is for dimmable down lights, shed lighting, external lighting, additional powerpoints, TV and data points upgraded exhaust fan in a large bathroom and under cabinet lighting in kitchen. - An additional $2324 to upgrade tapware/fixtures not including vanities in all bathrooms (we might be able to save a little if we upgrade the house only and not granny flat). - Study Nook $3411 - Laundry Cabinets $1270 - Wardrobe Drawers $1512 - Waterfall edge on kitchen $808 - Built in shelving at the end of the bath $500 - Upgrade to Vinyl Planking $890 (from tiles but we hate tiles) - Carpet $200 per L/M (Up from originally quoted $150 in original contract) = $1318 - Upgrade kitchen 2 pac cabinet instead of laminate $4224 -6.6kw Solar ($5.5k for cheaper quality or $8.9k for LG and more expensive quality). -Upgrade ceiling fans from metal 3 blade basic to better quality better airflow DC approx $250-$300 per fan (bedroom fans are much cheaper than Large living room and external fans). What would you include? What would you forget or do later? Any suggestions for quality inclusions we haven’t considered?