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Old 2020-09-04, 01:25 AM
navaira navaira is offline
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Question Lyttonpark by Medallion

Hi Everyone,

We have recently bought 45' lot plan from Medallion in their Lyttonpark project at Anderson and Dryden Whitby. We are bit concern around the upgrade cost and need suggestion what should be worth spending money with builder and what can be done easily after closing. Here are some listed upgrades they have given while scheduling architectural appointment, I have asked for pricing for some other in our wish list:

Basement ceiling upgrade to approx 8’2”_ on approved models $ 12,000
9’ ceilings on second floor ____________ on approved models $ 13,800
10’ ceiling on main floor _____________ on approved models $ 17,250
Walk Up Basement _________________ $ 25,000
Rough-in for basement bathroom (STD for 45’ Lot only) _ $ 870
Garden doors in lieu of sliding doors _ $ 2,800
Optional second fireplace in basement where indicated on floorplan _ $ 5,500
Cold Cellar (As per plan, Std in some models) _ $ 3,400
Higher interior doors _ (each) $ 450
Higher exterior door on approved models _ (starting from) $1,450
Double exterior doors (in lieu of single door with side lights)_ on approved models $1,950
Extra basement windows _ on approved model (each) $ 400
Spa shower set _ (starting from) $ 2,414
Shower in lieu of Tub (up to 3’ X 5’) front open with curb only _ $ 3,800
Shower in lieu of Tub (up to 3’ X 5’) Including Full Glass Enclosure with frameless glass door _ $ 7,000
4 pieces faucet set for the Master Ensuite Tub _ (starting from) $ 889
Smooth Ceiling (per floor) _ $ 4,300
Interior pot lights on the Main Level (Not including switches) _ (each) $ 250
Interior pot lights on the Second Level (Not including switches) _ (each) $ 280
Interior pot lights in Tray/Coffered Ceiling (Not including switches) __ (each) $ 350
Additional capped lighting outlets (standard for all locations except for the living room) _ $ 100
Additional switches _ $ 110
Additional duplex outlets _ $ 110
Garage door opener receptacle per garage door (as per code) _ $ 150
Extra phone (standard for kitchen and all bedrooms) _ $ 75
Extra cable including a receptacle (standard for family room and Master bedroom) _ $ 225
Additional 15 Amp Receptacle in the island _ (each) $ 300
Water line for fridge _ $ 290
Rough-in for microwave over the range hood fan _ $ 300
Chimney Hood Fan (15 amp on a separate circuit) _ $ 300
(Additional charge for ceramic above stove as cabinetry has been deleted)
Chimney hood fan 8” duct __ (starting from) $ 690
Gas line for rough-in stove (Included a separate circuit receptacle) _ $ 800
Gas line for BBQ __ $ 800
Gas line for dryer __ $ 980
Receptacle for additional cooktop/wall-mount oven (up to 40 amp) _ $ 625
Receptacle for additional built in microwave (up to 15 amp) _ $ 300
Receptacle for appliances that require up to 60 amps __ $ 1125

Anyone else out here bought recently with them and been through Architectural appointment, please share your experience.
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Old 2020-09-05, 08:45 PM
dchu dchu is offline
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didnt buy in this development but here are my thoughts.

the floor heights would be on my list, budget depending i would get all floors done (especially if you plan on finishing the basement)

basement bathroom rough in (going back to if you plan on finishing)(looks like its included for you)
extra basement window same thing.

smooth ceiling people say they want, but it doesnt bother me especially with the 10 feet cieling i dont notice the popcorn, that being said, 4300 per floor is too much.

pot lights prices are on the high end, but get a capped lighting outlet in the living room, so it will be easier to put in pot lights after wards.

water line fridge can be done after wards

gas line for stove if you need that can be done afterwards.

shower upgrades will more or less cost almost same afterward, plus the added hassle.

i personally have never used cold cellar for its intended purpose. so that a no for me.

must get the garage door opener receptical, just a cash grab by them.

appliance receptacles depending on what you are gonna buy will need to get done.

EDIT looking at floor plans for 45 foot lots many of them have finished rec room under kitchen, in that case you will have to get fridge water line/bbq stove line done by them
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Old 2020-09-11, 08:13 AM
navaira navaira is offline
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Default Basement walkout upgrades and ceilings decor

Thanks dchu for your response.

I am also wondering would it make sense to take walkout basement from builder? As you see they are asking $25000 just to get walkout to backyard.

At the same time, we asked for waffle ceiling in family room and coffered at main entry, charges they are looking are $4000 and $1500 respectively. For crown moulding at main and 2nd floor they are asking $15000 and for staining stairs $7200. I am not sure if these are cheaper doing outside after closing. Reason we are more concern on upgrades is builder is looking 50% upfront for all the upgrades and rest 50% to go to mortgage. Do you know what other builders in Durham are doing for upgrade financing?

We had our current house from BayCliff and they allowed 100% financing for upgrades.
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Old 2020-09-11, 10:46 AM
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Default Medallion experience in Lytton Park project

Hi Readers,

Anyone who purchased from Medallion in Whitby Lytton Park Project in past releases, can you share your experience during decor and pdi? How is work quality from them and shell we expect any deal at decor or support to get quality choices in standard and upgraded material?
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