Six Customizations That Say “Best Decision Ever!”

When considering a new home build, you want to make the best decisions to create a home you will love and enjoy for years. Your new home is likely the most significant investment you will make in your lifetime, so feeling confident about your choices is essential.

It's not just about constructing four walls and a roof; it's about creating a space that reflects your style, meets your needs, and brings you joy every day.

For over 30 years, Mitchell Homes has provided an impressive collection of standard features and upgrades to ensure clients create the home of their dreams. Many clients want to balance function, style, and value when upgrading or adding customizations to their home build. That's why we offer a range of premium upgrades that go beyond the basics.

Based on years of experience and client input, we’ve compiled a list of six customizations that you’ll celebrate for years to come:

1. KitchenAid Double Oven

The heart of any home is the kitchen. Preparing meals for our loved ones is one of the most important—and frequent—tasks we perform regularly. That’s why the KitchenAid Double Oven is one of our favorite customizations for our clients.

You can easily create mouthwatering feasts with the convenience of two spacious ovens at your fingertips. Manage multiple cooking times and temperatures with features such as spacious cubic feet capacity, roll-out extension racks, and EasyConvect™.

From Thanksgiving feasts to quick dinners on a school night, the KitchenAid Double Oven will make mealtime easier, which we all deserve. 

2. Victoria + Albert Free-Standing Tub


Your bathroom should be a sanctuary of relaxation and indulgence. Imagine a space dedicated to you anytime you wish to immerse yourself in a relaxing, calming bath.

Our Victoria + Albert Free-Standing Tub installs in any free-standing configuration and offers reversible drain placements for your desired location. This free-standing tub adds a touch of simple elegance and sophistication to your space, creating a personal oasis where you can unwind after a long day.

Whether your style is modern, timeless, or traditional, we have the perfect bathtub to elevate your space. 

3. Starburst Light Fixtures 


Lighting has the power to transform a room from ordinary to extraordinary. Our stunning fixtures range from sleek and contemporary to timeless and elegant.

Customizations such as our mesmerizing Starburst light fixtures enhance the aesthetic appeal and often improve mood and productivity. Lighting is key to elevating your home and surroundings. Our dedicated team is committed to providing personalized assistance every step of the way. 

4. Screened Porch 

Screened porches are designed with your comfort in mind. Blend the best of indoor and outdoor living to enjoy life at your own pace.

Upgrading to a screened porch adds value and square footage to your new home. Plus, a screened porch creates a unique, customized space that eliminates the worry of insects or unpredictable weather. Creativity is the only limitation to a beautiful, customized space you will use in comfort and style season after season. 

5. Pot filler

Did you ever imagine that you would enjoy filling your pots with water? Truth—it wasn’t our first thought, either. But after experiencing the Pot Filler, we must admit it’s splendid.

First, the convenience is undeniable. No more lugging heavy pots back and forth from the sink to the stove is a huge plus to prevent additional strains and pain. Say goodbye to water splashes from the faucet or from pets and kids running through the kitchen. Pot fillers also make multitasking a breeze, too.

However, style is one of the best features of the pot filler. Find the perfect pot filler to match your taste and you’ll have a conversation piece for years to come. Plus, a recent study by Angi shows that pot fillers are the best kitchen feature for adding value to your new home.  

6. Linear Fireplace with Shiplap

Picture yourself curled up in front of your new fireplace. This cozy haven will be a focal point for you and your loved ones for years. Share stories, watch movies, celebrate birthdays…it’s the backdrop to your future celebrations. Surrounded with shiplap walls, our electric fireplace will breathe new life into your living space.

With over 40% of homebuyers listing a fireplace as a desired feature,consider this beautiful and functional addition to your new home.

Building a home is a significant investment, and it's essential to get it right from the start. By including these premium upgrades upfront, you're not only making your new home more beautiful and functional. It’s also more cost-effective in the long run than dealing with post-construction renovations.

Another benefit to these upgrades is that in addition to improving your home’s functionality and style, upgrades like these increase home value and appreciation over time. If you ever wish to sell your home in the future, these upgrades will attract buyers.

Let Mitchell Homes showcase the options you want or need for your home now and in the future. We’re here to minimize the overwhelm and help you create a home that reflects your taste and lifestyle right from the beginning.

Explore these premium upgrades here in our Richmond Design Studio! And you can start a MyMitchell Account today to bring your inspiration to life and begin outlining your favorite features and upgrades.