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Old 2013-10-10, 01:52 PM
HunnyBunnys HunnyBunnys is offline
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Hey Future Minto Homeowners,

Good to see some conversation getting started. My wife and I are closing beginning of Oct 2014. We purchased Thistledown model on Bridlepath facing lake. We are very curious as to the upgrade costs(which I am sure will be $$$$).

@AandA and HunnyBunny - What was the cost of the fireplace and smooth ceilings?

I am hoping this builder will allow us to sign a waiver to not have the carpet installed and just leave the subfloor. Our previous builder allow us to do that and we saved a ton of $$$$ getting someone else to install the hardwood.
Congrats on your new home Compass!

Fireplace $4520.00 (Mantle and surround NOT included)

smooth ceilings $1356.50 per floor (rosecroft model)

Compass, let us know if you get anywhere with that it would be ideal to delete the carpet all together and just leave the subfloor.
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Old 2013-10-10, 01:56 PM
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Congrats on your new home Compass!

Fireplace $4520.00 (Mantle and surround NOT included)

smooth ceilings $1356.50 per floor (rosecroft model)

Compass, let us know if you get anywhere with that it would be ideal to delete the carpet all together and just leave the subfloor.
Yes, I had the same prices.
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Old 2013-10-10, 11:50 PM
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Hello All,

Good info exchange here.. I can shed light on some of the options.. We went for the Rosecroft..and the below options:
(all prices r approx)

1) Oak Stairs ($3500)
2) Glass Shower - Master Bed Ensuite($1600)
3) Gas line ($560)
4) Waterline ($280)
5) Various Capped Outlets/Switches
6) Future provision for Chimney hood ($400)
7) Electrical for future Wall MW/Oven
8) Remove door (Mudroom hallway into kitchen) -($220)
9) Double doors for Master Bedroom -($500, needs delete of linen closet)

That should cover my structural... Others pls post their list...
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Old 2013-10-11, 01:07 AM
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Hey Aem786!

Thanks for sharing your list here, the glass shower and double doors are a great idea and we may be adding that to our own list ...(now)
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Old 2013-10-11, 06:09 AM
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Are oak stairs not standard on the models? Or is the $3500 for the wrought iron upgrade?



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Hello All,

Good info exchange here.. I can shed light on some of the options.. We went for the Rosecroft..and the below options:
(all prices r approx)

1) Oak Stairs ($3500)
2) Glass Shower - Master Bed Ensuite($1600)
3) Gas line ($560)
4) Waterline ($280)
5) Various Capped Outlets/Switches
6) Future provision for Chimney hood ($400)
7) Electrical for future Wall MW/Oven
8) Remove door (Mudroom hallway into kitchen) -($220)
9) Double doors for Master Bedroom -($500, needs delete of linen closet)

That should cover my structural... Others pls post their list...
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Old 2013-10-11, 08:44 AM
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I also went for the glass shower and oak stairs! They said the glass shower also comes with a pot light included which was a pleasant suprise!
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Old 2013-10-11, 11:18 AM
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Are oak stairs not standard on the models? Or is the $3500 for the wrought iron upgrade?
Hi Compass,

The oak stair standard only includes oak pickets. The stair treads would still be carpeted. With the structural upgrade to "oak stairs" you get all oak - tread, pickets and risers.

When you have your decor appointment, you will have to pay extra for any staining that you may want. I am not sure what the cost for that would be.

From what I've been told, installing hard wood on stairs is the most cumbersome and its best to go with the builder. Installation of hardwood for the rest of the house will be less messy with outside vendors.

Alexananian quoted us a rough estimate of ~24,000 for our 2,400 sq. feet Plainridge - excluding stairs. I am not sure what the builder would charge.
Any guesses on what the builder would charge?
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Old 2013-10-11, 11:01 PM
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Aem786,

you mentioned you did the upgrade for the future chimney hood. Minto mentioned we can only get the chimney hood through them. Did you happen to find out the reason why? Or are we able to purchase our own and install after close?

We're hoping to do this!

Thanks in advance for any insight
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Old 2013-10-12, 01:57 AM
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Aem786,

you mentioned you did the upgrade for the future chimney hood. Minto mentioned we can only get the chimney hood through them. Did you happen to find out the reason why? Or are we able to purchase our own and install after close?

We're hoping to do this!

Thanks in advance for any insight
You can opt to do your own after close.. However, the builder needs to provide an exhaust as per code so they will give you the regular range hood.. and also an option to have detached cabinets over the hood so that they can be removed when you switch to Chimney.. and hence the cost you see in my list..Hope that clears it up..
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Old 2013-10-13, 09:47 AM
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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what "kitchen valence c/w lighting" is? Its on the upgrade list for 1,695. Is it under cabinet lighting?
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