Best non-cosmetic upgrades?

Jeremy Segermeister
January 12, 2020

Going to build a home in the Bay Area CA, and am researching contractors as well as architects.

Of course the interior is something we are considering, but what are some of the best "non-cosmetic" upgrades I should consider when designing the house? I want the house to feel "solid" and of high quality, not like what the big national builders construct. I feel those houses feel cheap, as if you could fall through the floor if you run.

I know I will have to build with 2x6s to meet the new energy codes, but anything else worth splurging on from the beginning?

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