The beauty of building a new-construction home is that you can create an oasis that fits your needs, budget, and style. As exciting as new construction can be, all the choices and features can be overwhelming.

The good news is that with a little guidance, you can choose the best additions and upgrades that add value to your new house. From a large lanai with a pool to an outdoor kitchen, gorgeous views, and privacy, these Lakewood Ranch new construction homes won't disappoint.

So, get your wishlist ready, and let's explore beautiful and valuable upgrade options for your Sarasota luxury home.

New Construction Home

A Large, Private Homesite

Privacy is priceless when designing Lakewood Ranch new construction homes. The size and shape of the homesite you choose can dictate the rest of the build. This includes the square footage of your new home, its features, and how much privacy you have.

The ideal homesite in Lakewood Ranch is .5 acre or more, though these larger homesites are not available in all communities. The size allows plenty of space to build the luxury home of your dreams. If possible, find a lot surrounded backing to water or preserve, with a good distance between homes on either side. A homesite with no house across the street is a major bonus when building in Lakewood Ranch

While an oversized, private homesite might cost you a little more upfront, the privacy and flexibility will be well worth the investment.

Gorgeous Views 

When it comes to custom home upgrades, location is key. In fact, location is one of the most important factors in determining a home's value.

Most people move to Lakewood Ranch, Florida because of its gorgeous beaches, lush golf courses, and picturesque views. Finding the ideal location for your new construction home is as much about what's around it as what's not. Avoid homesites in congested areas where the houses are built too close together. 

Instead, consider upgrading to an area with water views, beach access, or a golf course. Homes built in these areas often have a higher resale value. 

Community Amenities

Whether you're looking to grow your family or retire in Lakewood Ranch, you'll need plenty to keep busy. Custom luxury homes built in resort or golf communities offer buyers unique amenities and accommodations.

These can include everything from a clubhouse with scheduled events and a resort-style pool to a fitness center, restaurants, and other activities. Golf, and tennis and Pickle Ball are some popular pastimes throughout Florida.

When you upgrade to living in a community loaded with amenities, your home instantly becomes more desirable and valuable. 

Outdoor Space for Relaxing and Entertaining 

If you prefer to entertain and relax in the comfort of your own backyard, there are plenty of upgrades available for Lakewood Ranch new construction homes. With these attractive and convenient features, you'll never want to leave home again!

A luxury home with a lanai and pool in Florida is very desireable. You can choose the size, shape, and depth of the pool, depending on your homesite limitations and setbacks . You can also add additional features like a sun deck, fountain, spa, waterfalls and even fire-bowls. Create a private oasis by adding privacy shrubs and lush landscaping.

Once you dry off, cook up some fun in a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen. Upgrades include a sink and counter space, mini-fridge, kegerator, or even a pizza oven. A fire pit is a nice touch and adds to the ambiance.

A covered area with comfortable outdoor furniture provides the ideal entertainment space and protection from the Florida sun.

Functional Kitchen Upgrades

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It's where people gather and memories are made. If you plan to add upgrades to your Lakewood Ranch new home, the kitchen is one room worth putting some thought, and money, into.

A large island in the center of the kitchen provides ample space for cooking and entertaining. Invest in high-end appliances and cabinetry that make prepping and serving food a breeze. Quartz countertops and tile backspashes add wow factor and desreability.

Embrace the open floor plan so popular in Florida homes and have your beautiful kitchen open up to a large family room. This larger primary living space makes your family and guests feel welcome and included.

Design a Master Suite Fit for Royalty

When you're done entertaining and all the guests are gone, it's time to slip away to your own private retreat -- the master bedroom. Creating a private, upscale sanctuary is one luxury home upgrade you won't regret. 

Design a spa-like master bath complete with a double walk-in shower and separate tub. Another luxury upgrade for your bathroom (and kitchen) is quartz countertops. Quartz is as beautiful as it is durable. Choose a color and pattern that complement both rooms and can be carried throughout the home. Mathing the same countertops to the kitchen can add value.

Beauty from Floor to Ceiling

A popular feature of many Lakewood Ranch new construction homes is plank tile. This tile is both durable and easy to clean and stands up to lots of pool traffic. Plank tile also makes it easy to clean up after a day of fun in the sun and sand of our beaches.

Similar to quartz countertops, you can choose a color and design for your plank tile that works for every room in the house. Again, keeping flooring uniform and carrying the same tile thoughout the entire home can add value and make the home feel larger.

Another important custom home upgrade in Florida is impact windows and sliders throughout. Hurricane glass is desireable in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota, though it is very rare for us to see damaging storms.

Other minor upgrades that still add beauty and value to your home include breathtaking light fixtures, extensive crown molding, and upgraded fixtures in kitchen and baths.

Luxury Lakewood Ranch New Construction Homes Offer Endless Possibilities

When designing your luxury dream home, you want to invest in upgrades that will increase your comfort and home value. While, ultimately, your style and preferences will drive the design process, considering some of these upgrades will pay off in the end.

Lakewood Ranch new construction homes offer luxury living in one of the most beautiful areas   in America. Are you ready to upgrade not only your home but your lifestyle?

Our team of professionals is ready and waiting to help you design a custom home that exceeds your expectations. Call us today at 941-330-7661 and let us help make your homeowner's dreams a reality.